Senate Bill (SB) 1 Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017
SB 1 Funding Programs
Solutions for Congested Corridors Program (SCCP)
The purpose of the Solutions for Congested Corridors Program is to provide funding to achieve a balanced set of transportation, environmental, and community access improvements to reduce congestion throughout the state. This statewide, competitive program makes $250 million available annually for projects that implement specific transportation performance improvements and are part of a comprehensive corridor plan by providing more transportation choices while preserving the character of local communities and creating opportunities for neighborhood enhancement.
Regional transportation planning agencies, county transportation commissions and Caltrans are eligible to apply for program funds through the nomination of projects. All projects nominated must be identified in a currently adopted regional transportation plan and an existing comprehensive corridor plan. The Commission is required to score and select submitted applications based on the following criteria:
- Economic development, job creation and retention;
- Air pollution and greenhouse gas emission reductions;
- Efficient land use;
- Level of matching funds; and
- The ability to complete the project in a timely manner.
SB 1 requires preference to be given to comprehensive corridor plans that demonstrate collaboration between Caltrans and local or regional partners, reflecting a comprehensive planning approach. No more than half the available funding each year can be awarded to projects nominated exclusively by Caltrans.
Eligible project elements within the corridor plans may include improvements to state highways, local streets and roads, rail facilities, public transit facilities, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, and restoration or preservation work that protects critical local habitat or open space. Program funds cannot be used to construct general purpose lanes on a state highway. Capacity increasing projects on the state highway system are restricted to high-occupancy vehicle lanes, managed lanes, and other non-general purpose lane improvements for safety and/or operational improvements for all modes of travel. Examples are auxiliary lanes, trucks climbing lanes, or dedicated bicycle lanes.
The Commission intends to adopt guidelines for the Solutions for Congested Corridors Program at its December, 2017, meeting. The guidelines are in the process of being created in consultation with the California Air Resources Board, regional transportation planning agencies, and other transportation stakeholder groups. Prior to adoption of the guidelines, the Commission will have conducted numerous public workshops throughout the state to solicit input and feedback. This will include two hearings as required by SB 1, one in northern California and one in southern California. The Commission will transmit the draft guidelines to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee and the transportation policy committees in the Senate and Assembly 30 days prior to adoption. A call for projects is anticipated in December 2017, with project applications due to the Commission in February 2018.
SCCP Statutory Language
- Statutory Language: Streets and Highway Code Section 2390
SCCP Background Documents
- Log of Project Applications Received - February 27, 2018
- Final Adopted Guidelines: Final Adopted 2018 SCCP Guidelines and Adopting Resolution G-17-36 - December 6, 2017
- Proposed Guidelines: Proposed 2018 SCCP Guidelines and Adopting Resolution G-17-36 - December 6, 2017
- Draft Guidelines: Draft Guidelines for the Solutions for Congested Corridors Program - October 30, 2017
- Adopted Guidelines: Letter of No Prejudice (LONP) Guidelines - October 18, 2017
- Draft Guidelines: Draft Guidelines for the Solutions for Congested Corridors Program - October 6, 2017
- Agenda: Solutions for Congested Corridors Guideline Development Workshop - Sacramento - September 25, 2017
- Discussion Draft Guidelines: Discussion Draft Guidelines for the Solutions for Congested Corridors Program - September 21, 2017
- Agenda: Solutions for Congested Corridors Program Guideline Development Workshop - Oakland - August 7, 2017
- Presentation: Solutions for Congested Corridors Program Guideline Development Workshop - Oakland - August 7, 2017
- Criteria Weighting: Solutions for Congested Corridors Program Guideline Development Workshop - Oakland - August 7, 2017
- Presentation: Solutions for Congested Corridors Program Guideline Development Workshop - Los Angeles - July 21, 2017
- Agenda and Meeting Materials: Solutions for Congested Corridors Program Guideline Development Workshop - Sacramento - June 28, 2017
Section 43 of SB 1 cites five examples of a more comprehensive approach to improving congestion in highly traveled corridors. Each of these corridor plans and/or programs differ in their size, scope, and focus. Below is a listing of the corridors referenced in the bill along with applicable web links to obtain more information about them.
"The North Coast Corridor improvements along Route 5 and the parallel rail corridor in the County of San Diego."
- Document: North Coast Corridor Public Works Plan and Resource Enhancement Program - Final June 2014 As Amended March 2016
"The Route 91 and Metrolink rail corridor improvements in the County of Riverside."
- Web Page: Riverside County Transportation Commission 91 Express Lanes
- Document: North Coast Corridor Public Works Plan and Resource Enhancement Program - June 2015
"Emerging solutions for the Route 101 and Caltrain corridor connecting Silicon Valley with San Francisco."
- Article: The Caltrain Corridor Vision Plan - How to keep the Bay Area’s innovation economy moving - The Urbanist, February 23, 2017
- Document: SPUR Report: The Caltrain Corridor Vision Plan - February 2017
"Multimodal approaches for the Route 101 and SMART rail corridor between the Counties of Marin and Sonoma."
- Document: Sonoma/Marin Multi-Modal Transportation & Land Use Study Final Report - June 6, 1997
"Comprehensive solutions for the Route 405 Corridor in the County of Los Angeles."
- Web Page: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Sepulveda Pass Transit Corridor
- Project Map: Sepulveda Pass Project Map
- Final Report: Sepulveda Pass Transit Corridor Final Compendium Report - November 2012
- Systems Planning Study PowerPoint: Sepulveda Pass Corridor Systems Planning Study - December 13, 2012
CTC SCCP Contact
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