California Transportation Commission (CTC)

Mission Statement

"The California Transportation Commission is an independent public agency dedicated to ensuring a safe, financially sustainable, world-class multimodal transportation system that reduces congestion, improves the environment, and facilitates economic development through the efficient movement of people and goods."

Adopted May 19, 2010


The California Transportation Commission (CTC) was established in 1978 by Assembly Bill 402 (Ingalls) - Chapter 1106, Statutes of 1977 out of a growing concern for a single, unified California transportation policy. The Commission replaced and assumed the responsibilities of four independent bodies: The California Highway Commission, the State Transportation Board, the State Aeronautics Board, and the California Toll Bridge Authority.

The California Transportation Commission consists of eleven voting members and two non-voting ex-officio members. Of the eleven voting members, nine are appointed by the Governor, one is appointed by the Senate Rules Committee, and one is appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly. The two ex-officio non-voting members are appointed from the State Senate and Assembly, usually the respective chairs of the transportation policy committee in each house.

The Commission is responsible for programming and allocating funds for the construction of highway, passenger rail, transit and active transportation improvements throughout California. The Commission also advises and assists the Secretary of the California State Transportation Agency and the Legislature in formulating and evaluating state policies and plans for California’s transportation programs. The Commission is also an active participant in the initiation and development of State and Federal legislation that seeks to secure financial stability for the State’s transportation needs.

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Latest News

Senate Bill(SB) 1 - Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017

The Legislature passed and the Governor signed SB 1 (Beall, 2017), also known as the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, increasing transportation funding and instituting much-needed reforms. SB 1 provides the first significant, stable, and on-going increase in state transportation funding in more than two decades.

This important legislation invests $5.4 billion annually to fix roads, freeways and bridges in communities across California and puts more dollars toward transit and safety. It will address a backlog of repairs and upgrades, while ensuring a cleaner and more sustainable travel network for the future. These funds will be split equally between state and local investments.

For more information on SB 1 visit:

CTC SB 1 Program Page

2017 CTC Annual Report to the California Legislature

The 2017 CTC Annual Report to the California Legislature is now available.

The CTC is required to adopt and submit an annual report to the Legislature by December 15th of each year. The report must include a summary of the Commission’s prior-year decisions in allocating transportation capital outlay appropriations, and more. Learn more at CTC's Annual Reports Page.

Upcoming Events

April 11(W) - 12(TH), 2018

Town Hall Meeting

April 20(F), 2018

California Road Charge Technical Advisory Committee Meeting - San Diego

May 16(W)-17(Th), 2018


Contact Information

Physical Address:

California Transportation Commission
1120 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Mailing Address:

California Transportation Commission
1120 N Street MS 52
Sacramento, CA 95814

Hours of Operation: Mon. - Fri. 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Phone: (916) 654-4245
Fax: (916) 653-2134

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