Low Carbon Transit Operations Program (LCTOP)

Program Overview

The Low Carbon Transit Operations Program (LCTOP) is one of several programs that are part of the Transit, Affordable Housing, and Sustainable Communities Program established by the California Legislature in 2014 by Senate Bill 862. For more information on the Transit, Affordable Housing, and Sustainable Communities Program (and associated programs) please visit California Climate Investments.

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The LCTOP was created to provide operating and capital assistance for transit agencies to reduce greenhouse gas emission and improve mobility, with a priority on serving disadvantaged communities. Approved projects in LCTOP will support new or expanded bus or rail services, expand intermodal transit facilities, and may include equipment acquisition, fueling, maintenance and other costs to operate those services or facilities, with each project reducing greenhouse gas emissions. For agencies whose service area includes disadvantaged communities, at least 50 percent of the total moneys received shall be expended on projects that will benefit disadvantaged communities. Senate Bill 862 continuously appropriates five percent of the annual auction proceeds in the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (Fund) for LCTOP, beginning in 2015-16.

This program will be administered by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) in coordination with Air Resource Board (ARB) and the State Controller's Office (SCO). Caltrans is responsible to ensure that the statutory requirements of the program are met in terms of project eligibility, greenhouse reduction, disadvantaged community benefit, and other requirements of the law.

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LCTOP Announcements

LCTOP FY 2018-19 Awarded Project List

LCTOP Delinquent List (PDF)

Workshop Type/Event When Time Where (Caltrans District)
LCTOP Allocation Request 01/29/2019 10:00-12:00

City of Visalia (D6)
Council Chambers
707 W Acequia AVE, Visalia

LCTOP Allocation Request 01/31/2019 10:00-12:00

San Joaquin RTD (D10)
2849 E. Myrtle St.
Stockton, CA 95205

LCTOP Allocation Request 02/08/2019 10:30-12:30

Gardena (D7)
13999 S. Western Ave.
Gardena, CA 90249

TA LCTOP Follow Up 02/13/2019 TBD TBD Central
TA LCTOP Follow Up 02/20/2019 TBD

TBD South

LCTOP Allocation Request 02/27/2019 10:00-12:00

Chico/BCAG WebCast (D3)
326 Huss Ln
Chico, CA 95928

LCTOP Program Information



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