State Transportation Infrastructure Bond – Proposition 1B
Proposition 1B – Transit System Safety, Security & Disaster Response Account
On January 14, 2009 the Programming and Allocations Committee referred to the Commission for approval the FY 2008-09 population-based projects for the Proposition 1B Transit System Safety, Security and Disaster Response Account. The amount allocated to this program of population-based projects totals roughly $5.8 million for the Bay Area. For more information, a link to the project list and corresponding MTC resolution is provided in the box at right: “FY 2008-09 Program Referred for Approval.”
Proposition 1B includes $1 Billion for capital projects that provide increased protection against a security and safety threat, and for capital expenditures to increase the capacity of transit operators, including waterborne transit operators, to develop disaster response transportation systems that can move people, goods, and emergency personnel and equipment in the aftermath of a disaster impairing the mobility of goods, people, and equipment.
Transit agencies eligible to receive funding from this bond category are divided into three groups. Sixty percent of the funding goes to transit operators pursuant to Sections 99313 and 99314 of the Public Utilities Code. Twenty-five percent of available funds shall be allocated for capital expenditures to regional public waterborne transit agencies. Fifteen percent of available funds shall be made available for capital expenditures to the intercity passenger rail system.
Trade Corridor Improvement Fund (TCIF)
On April 10, 2008, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) approved a $3 billion program of projects for the Trade Corridor Improvement Fund (TCIF). The slate of highway, rail and seaport improvements approved for funding included $825 million for 14 projects in Northern California. Six of the 14 Northern California goods-movement projects approved by the CTC are in the Bay Area. These include improvements at the Port of Oakland, relocation of the Interstate 80 Cordelia truck scales and the addition of an eastbound truck-climbing lane on Interstate 580 over the Altamont Pass. (A complete list of TCIF projects is available on the CTC Web site at: www.catc.ca.gov.)
Proposition 1B directed $2.0 billion of the state's roughly $20 billion bond toward goods movement infrastructure improvements. The CTC and Caltrans also approved adding approximately $500 million from the State Highway Account to fund state-level priorities that are critical to goods movement, bringing the total funding available to $2.5 billion. In addition, the CTC will program roughly 20% more than currently available funding, assuming future new revenue and changes in project delivery.
Unlike other transportation programs, the TCIF legislation
included no mandated funding allocation between Southern and
Northern California. In order to compete effectively with Southern
California, MTC partnered with the Central Valley and Sacramento
regions to develop a comprehensive Northern California trade
strategy and program. The following programming ranges were
approved by the CTC in December, 2007.
There are two high-priority interregional goods movement corridors serving the Bay Area: 1) Interstate 80 — known as the Central Corridor; and 2) Interstate 880/238/580 — known as the Altamont Corridor. Investment in these corridors ensures the future viability and growth of the Port of Oakland as a trade gateway for both imports and exports, and strengthens the economic interconnections of the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valley regions with the Bay Area. MTC and its partners focused their efforts on developing a comprehensive program of rail and highway projects along these corridors.
Proposition 1B Transit
Update - MTC submits Proposition 1B Transit Allocation Requests Totaling $51 Million
On December 19, 2007, the Commission adopted Resolution 3834, a list of capital projects totaling $51 million. The list was submitted to Caltrans for consideration in the first round of allocations, slated for February 2008. The list is based on the Proposition 1B - Regional Transit Program, adopted by the Commission in June 2007.
MTC Regional Transit Program
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