SB 1 provides $696 million of funding
Sacramento — The California Transportation Commission (CTC) this week allocated more than $2.1 billion for projects to repair and improve transportation infrastructure throughout the state. Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, accounts for $696 million – nearly one-third of the funding.
"By making these significant investments, California is building the public transportation system we need for a safer and more prosperous, equitable, and environmentally sound future. This investment also showcases the importance Caltrans places on fostering partnerships with our local counterparts who know best what their communities need."
The CTC allocated $960 million to Caltrans' Division of Local Assistance in its annual federal fiscal year investment. The Local Assistance Program makes funds available to more than 600 cities, counties, and regional agencies to improve transportation infrastructure and services. The Local Assistance Program authorizes approximately 1,100 new projects each year.
The CTC also approved 15 repair projects that will extend the life of 76 bridges, prevent future costly repairs, and improve ride quality for the public.