Help Shape Future Transit & Intercity Rail Climate Investments

Draft Guidelines Available for Consideration and Comment

The California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) invites you to two workshops to help shape guidelines for the next round of climate investments by the Transit & Intercity Rail Capital Program.

The Transit & Intercity Rail Capital Program was established by the California Legislature in 2014 (Senate Bill 862). It is one of several programs charged with using cap-and-trade auction proceeds to help the state reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change. The program makes transformative climate investments by expanding public transportation ridership and capacity.

In September, two listening sessions helped shape an initial discussion draft of the guidelines, which is now available here: http://ow.ly/U3LHo. The November workshops will build on and refine this draft, which will then be delivered to the Legislature. Once delivered, additional workshops will be held.

If you are unable to attend either workshop, you’ll be able to see them online. Videos of both workshops will be uploaded here: http://ow.ly/U3QjC

You can see one of the recent listening sessions, which helped shape this discussion draft, here: https://youtu.be/HwH2RHU1eXA

In June, CalSTA completed the first round of the Transit & Intercity Rail Program, awarding $224 million to 14 transformative projects throughout California.

Please send questions & comments regarding the program here: tircpcomments@dot.ca.gov.

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