STATE OF CALIFORNIA-BUSINESS, TRANSPORTATION AND HOUSING AGENCY  GRAY DAVIS, Governor
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
DESIGN AND LOCAL PROGRAMS
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P.O. BOX 942874 MS28
SACRAMENTO, CA 94274-0001
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January 19, 2000

METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATIONS
REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION PLANNING AGENCIES
LOCAL TRANSPORTATION COMMISSIONS

Dear Executive Directors:

Subject: "Use it or Lose it" Notification Per Assembly Bill (AB) 1012

Assembly Bill 1012 requires Caltrans to monitor and report on the use of Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) and Regional Surface Transportation Program (RSTP) balances to assure full and timely use of these funds. Regional agency CMAQ and RSTP funds that are not obligated within the first three years of federal eligibility are subject to reprogramming by the California Transportation Commission (CTC) in the fourth year. Caltrans must provide notification to regional agencies outlining the apportionment balances subject to potential reprogramming if not used within the specified timeframes. The apportionment status report was released at today's CTC meeting, and is enclosed for your review.

Transportation Enhancement Activity (TEA) Program funds will be treated like RSTP funds for purposes of implementing the "use it or lose it" provisions of AB 1012. The TEA apportionment balances are posted on the Office of Local Programs website. The web address is http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/LocalPrograms. The current balance minus your Federal Fiscal Years 2000 and 1999 apportionments results in the balance subject to reprogramming by the CTC.

This correspondence will serve as official notification to regional agencies of the CMAQ, RSTP, and TEA program funds that are susceptible to the "use it or lose it" provisions contained in AB 1012. Regional agencies are required to submit a plan to Caltrans which will obligate any balance older than 2-years old, and to ensure that none of the apportionment balances reach 3-years. Plans must be submitted to Caltrans by June 2000. Specific details on what is expected in the plan will be provided to you within the next 30 days as well as additional details of the requirements of AB 1012.

This information has been shared with the Caltrans Districts. We are committed to providing you with the assistance and means necessary to help you ensure these funds are obligated within the required timeframes. If you have specific areas of concern or additional issues concerning this subject, please contact Norma Ortega at (916) 654-6841 or CALNET 8-464-6841.

Original signed by:

ROBERTL.BUCKLEY
Program Manager

Enclosure

cc: District Directors
District Division Chiefs for Local Assistance

 

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