Low Carbon Transit Operations Program (LCTOP)

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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FY 23-24 LCTOP Information

LCTOP Announcements

NEW! - Fiscal Year (FY) 2022-23 LCTOP Project Award List


Liaison  E-Mail District
Aaron Osuna
Aaron.osuna@dot.ca.gov  1 & 5
 Tyris Le
Tyris.le@dot.ca.gov   2 & 7
Janani Thiagarajan Janani.thiagarajan@dot.ca.gov   3
 Amie Scully  Amie.scully@dot.ca.gov  4
 Jackie Tse Jackie.tse@dot.ca.gov   6
Nellie Almazan  Nellie.almazan@dot.ca.gov   8
Leslie Mazzeo
Leslie.mazzeo@dot.ca.gov   10 & 11
Erik Reitz
Erik.reitz@dot.ca.gov   9 & 12

Reporting Schedule

LCTOP is now requiring project activity reporting on an annual basis instead of the previously required semi-annual reporting. LCTOP Project Activity Reports are due 30 days after the end of the reporting period.  LCTOP's reporting period is from October 1 through September 30th.



  • Corrective Action Plan (CAP)
  • Project Activity Report (PAR)
  • Close Out Report (COR)
  • Jobs Reporting Template (Coming Soon)
  • Outcome Reporting Template (Coming Soon)