State of Good Repair
The Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, Senate Bill (SB) 1 (Chapter 5, Statues of 2017), signed by the Governor on April 28, 2017, includes a program that will provide additional revenues for transit infrastructure repair and service improvements. This investment in public transit will be referred to as the State of Good Repair (SGR) Program. This program receives funding of approximately $105 million annually. SGR funds are to be made available for eligible transit maintenance, rehabilitation and capital projects.
SB 1 emphasizes the importance of accountability and transparency in the delivery of California’s transportation programs. Therefore, in order to be eligible for SGR funding, potential agencies must comply with various reporting requirements. The SGR Guidelines will describe the general policies and procedures in carrying out the reporting requirements and other statutory objectives of the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.
Written comments and questions can be submitted to the program email account: SB1SGRcomments@dot.ca.gov.
Fiscal Year (FY) 2021-22 Project List Submittals are due September 1, 2021. We encourage regional entities to begin working with their respective transit operators in compiling the list of projects to be allocated using the 2021-22 State of Good Repair Program Allocation Estimate provided by the State Controller's Office.
July 1, 2021, recipients of SGR funding identified by the SCO for FY 2017-18 should begin liquidating those funds; the four year accrual period provided in the SGR Guidelines will have expired and all FY 2017-18 funding must be fully expended by June 30, 2025. See the table below for additional reference:
|FY of SGR Funding||Begin Expending SGR Funding||Fully Expend SGR Funding By|
|2017-18||July 1,2021||June 30, 2025|
|2018-19||July 1, 2022||June 30, 2026|
|2019-20||July 1, 2023||June 30, 2027|
|2020-21||July 1, 2024||June 30, 2028|
Assembly Bill (AB) 107, Chaptered September 29, 2020, provides transit agencies eligible to receive SGR funds for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019-20, FY 2020-21, and FY 2021-22, to redirect these funds from projects as originally identified to address funding shortfalls in operating or capital expenses resulting from the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
This redirection of SGR funds requires the transit agency to obtain an approved declaration, board resolution and/or other appropriate document(s), from their respective governing board identifying the fiscal challenges which may cause reduction of service and thereby directing agency staff to pursue the flexibility of redirecting SGR funds as provided in AB 107.
The transit agency shall then provide an electronic copy of the finalized declaration from their respective governing board(s) to both Caltrans and to the transit operator's respective regional entity.
Please note, while AB 107 includes provisions that transit agencies having obtained approval to redirect SGR funds are technically exempt from the procedural reporting requirements stated in Senate Bill 1, Caltrans encourages our transit partners to continue reporting on how SGR funds are utilized for FY 2019-20 through FY 2021-22 to ensure that the achievements of the SGR Program are documented and acknowledged.
Transit agencies interested in using the flexibility offered through AB 107 to explore contactless payment and/or simplified eligibility verification for discounts described in the California Minimum General Transit Feed Specification Guidelines are encouraged to contact the California Integrated Travel Project.
The CalSMART online reporting tool is now available for agencies to enter and submit their FY 2019-20 SGR Project Status and Expenditure Reports due Friday, January 22, 2021.
- A CalSMART "Quick Guide" is available upon request.
December 31, 2020 – Transportation Development Act (TDA) Audit or Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) are due to Caltrans.
- For this period of reporting (FY 2019-20), State of Good Repair (SGR) funds are to be identified separately from State Transit Assistance (STA) funds.
- In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, electronic versions of the TDA and of CAFR can be submitted (and are preferred).
- A 90-day extension (extending the deadline from December 31, 2020 to March 31, 2021, may be requested; should such an extension be needed, the recipient agency must notify Caltrans in writing via email.
Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs (PDF)
Submit your questions to SB1SGRcomments@dot.ca.gov
Reporting Tools and Guides
Important Note: When reporting please select the “State of Good Repair."
Guidelines and Forms
State of Good Repair Program Guidelines - Approved August 2020 (PDF)
The following forms are available upon request. (Please contact your district liaison using the contact information posted below):
- Authorized Agent Form (DOC)
- Certifications and Assurances Form (DOC)
- Sample Board Resolution approving the Authorized Agent and Certifications and Assurances Form (DOC)
- Sample Board Resolution Approving the Annual Project List (DOC)