At its March meeting, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) approved funding to improve and maintain California’s multimodal transportation system.  According to the District 2 Press Release, allocations included:

  • $12.5 million for 11 capital improvement projects both on and off the state highway system as part of the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP),
  • $17.8 million for two Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program projects, and
  • $15.5 million for 22 Active Transportation Program projects – the most recent active transportation investment from the largest program of its kind in the nation.

The allocations included funds for traditional road projects as well as regional planning but also included money for a number of alternative transportation projects, such as bike lanes and pedestrian safety enhancements.  Some highlights include:

  • Butte County: $1.4 million to the county to construct Class II bike lanes on Neal Road and Cohasset Road.
  • Sacramento County: $1.5 million to the county to construct sidewalks, bike lanes and signal upgrades on Howe Avenue.
  • San Mateo County: $5,570,000 to install pedestrian crosswalk safety enhancements on State Highways 82 and 84.
  • San Joaquin County: $6.8 million to the San Joaquin Regional Transit District for construction of high-frequency, limited-stop Bus Rapid Transit services in two new corridors and the purchase of 12 new diesel-hybrid buses.
  • Stanislaus County: $321,000 to the City of Ceres to install yellow and lighted crosswalks, close sidewalk gaps, improve existing sidewalks and ramps for accessibility.

A complete list of the projects receiving allocations, can be found here.