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Department of Transportation Division of Rail and Mass Transportation, MS #39
P.O. Box 942874 Sacramento, CA 94274-0001

PHONE: (916) 654-8811
FAX: (916) 654-9366
TTY: 711

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Bruce Roberts, Division Chief

The Division of Rail and Mass Transportation's (DRMT) primary responsibility is the administration of State and Federal Grant Programs that provide funding for operating assistance and capital improvement projects. The DRMT also provides technical assistance to agencies responsible for public transportation services. Our products help agencies purchase buses, rolling stock and ferries, support rural and urban transit systems, support commuter and urban rail services and waterborne ferry operations, and implement demand-responsive services accessible to the elderly and disabled.

The DRMT supports the development of a multi-modal transportation system, which increases the mobility and access choices for employment opportunities, medical appointments, education and tourist attractions to California's citizens and visitors. This is accomplished by:

  • Providing financial and management assistance statewide towards increased availability, efficiency and effectiveness of transit
  • Mitigating congestion on highways for people, and goods and services through support of mass transportation alternatives.
  • Developing strategic interagency partnerships to meet the increasing demand for better travel options.


  • Encourage and stimulate the development of mass transportation and interregional transportation in order to make transit a more practical travel option.
  • Improve and promote the transit component (including urban and commuter rail) of an integrated multimodal transportation system.
  • Efficiently and effectively carry out the Department's mass transportation fiduciary responsibility in the grant programs.
  • Lead and support transit research to improve the productivity of transit to enhance mobility options.

We are committed to identifying customer needs, and exceeding their expectations.