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

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SB 1 Augmented Funding Programs

Active Transportation Program (ATP)

The Legislature created the Active Transportation Program (ATP) in 2013 to encourage increased use of active modes of transportation, such as biking and walking. The ATP consolidates various transportation programs - including the federal Transportation Alternatives Program, state Bicycle Transportation Account, and federal and state Safe Routes to School programs - into a single program with roughly $123 million per year available for projects chosen through a competitive program administered by the Commission.

SB 1 directs $100 million annually from the Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Account to the ATP, significantly augmenting the available funding for this popular program. On June 28, 2017, the Commission adopted an amendment to the 2017 ATP Guidelines for the augmentation of the program with funds derived from SB 1. Specifically, the ATP Augmentation Guidelines set forth the process to augment the 2017 ATP for funds made available for fiscal years 2017-18 and 2018-19.

Prior to the passage of SB 1, on January 18, 2017 and May 17, 2017, the Commission adopted the competitively-selected 2017 program of projects for the next four years. Since a vast majority of projects that applied for funding in the 2017 program were not programmed due to insufficient funding, the Commission determined that the most efficient and effective way to select projects for the funding made available by SB 1 over the next two fiscal years was to make the funding available to:

  • Projects programmed in the adopted 2017 ATP that can be delivered earlier than currently programmed.
  • Projects that applied for funding in the 2017 ATP but were not selected for funding.

In the event the Commission determined that there were not enough viable projects submitted in the 2017 ATP to fully utilize the funds available in the state-administered components of the 2017 ATP Augmentation, the Commission could elect to hold a 2017 ATP Augmentation supplemental call for projects. However, a supplemental call was not necessary to fully utilize the funds available by SB 1.

The next cycle of ATP projects, to be adopted in 2019, will incorporate the new funding levels and therefore the Commission’s 2017 Augmentation ATP Guidelines will no longer be necessary.

Additional information on the Active Transportation Program is available on the Commission's ATP page.

Commission Contact

For additional SB 1 Active Transportation Program (ATP) Augmentation information, please contact:

Laurie Waters
Associate Deputy Director
California Transportation Commission
Phone: (916) 651-6145