California Department of Transportation

Proposition 1B - Transportation Bond Program

Prop 1B Information

Corridor Mobility Improvement Account

The Highway Safety, Traffic Reduction, Air Quality, and Port Security Bond Act of 2006, approved by the voters as Proposition 1B on November 7, 2006, includes a program of funding from $4.5 billion to be deposited in the Corridor Mobility Improvement Account (CMIA). The funds in the CMIA are to be available to the California Transportation Commission, upon appropriation in the annual Budget Bill by the Legislature, for allocation for performance improvements on the state highway system or major access routes to the state highway system. The CMIA presents a unique opportunity for the State ’s transportation community to provide demonstratable congestion relief, enhanced mobility, improved safety, and stronger connectivity to benefit traveling Californians.

State Route 99 Corridor

The Highway Safety, Traffic Reduction, Air Quality, and Port Security Bond Act of 2006, approved by the voters as Proposition 1B on November 7, 2006, includes an authorization of $1 billion to be available to the Department of Transportation, upon appropriation in the annual Budget Bill by the Legislature, for safety, operational enhancements, rehabilitation, or capacity improvements necessary to improve the State Route 99 Corridor in the San Joaquin and Sacramento Valleys.

Trade Corridor Improvement Fund

The Highway Safety, Traffic Reduction, Air Quality, and Port Security Bond Act of 2006, approved by the voters as Proposition 1B on November 7, 2006, includes $2 billion, available to the California Transportation Commission upon appropriation in the annual Budget Bill by the Legislature and subject to such conditions and criteria as the Legislature may provide by statute, for infrastructure improvements along federally designated "Trade Corridors of National Significance" in this state or along other corridors within this state that have a high volume of freight movement. The Commission is to consult the Trade Infrastructure and Goods Movement Plan, trade infrastructure and goods movement plans adopted by regional transportation planning agencies, regional transportation plans, and Cal-MITSAC Statewide Port Master Plan.

STIP Augmentation

The Highway Safety, Traffic Reduction, Air Quality, and Port Security Bond Act of 2006, approved by the voters as Proposition 1B on November 7, 2006, authorized $2 billion in general obligation bond proceeds to be available for projects in the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) to augment funds otherwise available for the STIP from other sources. Under the Bond Act, the funds shall be deposited in the newly created Transportation Facilities Account (TFA) and shall be available, upon appropriation by the Legislature, in the same manner as other STIP funds.

Public Transportation Modernization, Improvement, and Service Enhancement Account

The Public Transportation Modernization, Improvement, and Service Enhancement Account Program (PTMISEA) was created by Proposition 1B, the Highway Safety, Traffic Reduction, Air Quality, and Port Security Bond Act of 2006. Of the $19.925 billion available to Transportation, $3.6 billion dollars was allocated to PTMISEA to be available to transit operators over a ten-year period. PTMISEA funds may be used for transit rehabilitation, safety or modernization improvements, capital service enhancements or expansions, new capital projects, bus rapid transit improvements, or rolling stock (buses and rail cars) procurement, rehabilitation or replacement. Funds in this account are appropriated annually by the Legislature to the State Controllers Office (SCO) for allocation in accordance with Public Utilities Code formula distributions: 50% allocated to Local Operators based on fare-box revenue and 50% to Regional Entities based on population.

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2007/08, Senate Bill 88 identified the Department of Transportation as the administering agency. To date, the Legislature has appropriated $2.8 billion to the Program. The FY 2010/11 Budget includes $1.5 billion for the next three years.

Intercity Rail Improvement

Funds will be allocated by the California Transportation Commission (CTC), upon appropriation by the Legislature, to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) for intercity rail improvements, of which one hundred twenty-five million dollars ($125 million) shall be used for the procurement of additional intercity railcars and locomotives.

Local Bridge Seismic Retrofit Account

Funds shall be available to provide the 11.5 percent required match for federal Highway Bridge Replacement and Repair funds available to the state for seismic work on local bridges, ramps, and overpasses as identified by the California Department of Transportation. Funds will be allocated by the California Transportation Commission (CTC), upon appropriation by the Legislature.

Highway-Railroad Crossing Safety Account

Funds shall be available to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) for the completion of high-priority grade separation and railroad crossing safety improvements. Funds will be allocated by the California Transportation Commission (CTC), upon appropriation by the Legislature, pursuant to the process established in Chapter 10 (commencing with Section 2450) of Division 3 of the Streets and Highways Code, except that a dollar for dollar match of non-State funds shall be provided for each project, and the limitation on maximum project cost in subdivision (g) of Section 2454 of the Streets and Highways Code shall not be applicable to projects funded with these funds. Notwithstanding the funding allocations described herewith, in consultation with Caltrans and the Public Utilities Commission (PUC), the CTC shall allocate $100 million of the funds in this account to high priority railroad crossing improvements, including grade separation projects, that are not part of the process established in Chapter 10 (commencing with Section 2450) of Division 3 of the Streets and Highways Code. This allocation of funds shall be made in consultation with the High-Speed Rail Authority.

Traffic Light Synchronization

Funds shall be available to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to develop a program to fund traffic light synchronization projects or other technology-based improvements to improve safety, operations and the effective capacity of local streets and roads. Funds will be allocated by the California Transportation Commission (CTC), upon appropriation by the Legislature.

State-Local Partnership Program Account

The Highway Safety, Traffic Reduction, Air Quality, and Port Security Bond Act of 2006, approved by the voters as Proposition 1B on November 7, 2006, includes $1 billion to be deposited into the newly created State-Local Partnership Program Account. The funds will be available to the California Transportation Commission, upon appropriation by the Legislature and subject to such conditions and criteria as the Legislature may provide by statute, for allocation over a five-year period to eligible transportation projects nominated by an applicant transportation agency. A dollar for dollar match of local funds is required for an applicant transportation agency to receive state funds under this program.

Local Street and Road, Congestion Relief, and Traffic Safety Account of 2006

Funds shall be used for improvements to transportation facilities that will assist in reducing local traffic congestion and further deterioration, improving traffic flows, or increasing traffic safety that may include, but not be limited to, street and highway pavement maintenance, rehabilitation, installation, construction and reconstruction of necessary associated facilities such as drainage and traffic control devices, or the maintenance, rehabilitation, installation, construction and reconstruction of facilities that expand rider ship on transit systems, safety projects to reduce fatalities, or as a local match to obtain state or federal transportation funds for similar purposes. Funds will be allocated, upon appropriation by the Legislature, by formula as specified in Proposition 1B (50% to counties and 50% to cities): 75% of funds apportioned to counties are based on the number of vehicles registered in the county relative to all counties in the State, and 25% are based on number of county maintained road miles relative to all county maintained road miles in the State; Funds apportioned to cities are based on total population of the city in relation to all cities in the State (minimum $400,000 to each city).