Draft Guidelines for Next Round of the Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program Available

Help Shape the Future of Transportation Climate Investments

SACRAMENTO – Today the State Transportation Agency released draft guidelines for the next round of the Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program. You can find those draft guidelines here.

The Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program was established in 2014 by Senate Bill 862, and modified this year by Senate Bill 9. 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.

Today marks the beginning of a statutory 30-day public review period. Please feel free to submit comments by January 22 to tircpcomments@dot.ca.gov, or attend one of our workshops in southern California on January 19th and in northern California on January 20th. Further details for these workshops will be announced and noticed soon after the new year begins.

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

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