Active Transportation Program (ATP)

The Active Transportation Program was created by Senate Bill 99 to encourage increased use of active modes of transportation, such as walking and biking.

The Active Transportation Program consolidated various transportation programs into a single program and was originally funded at about $123 million a year from a combination of state and federal funds. The goals of the ATP include, but are not limited to, increasing the proportion of trips accomplished by walking and biking, increasing the safety and mobility of non-motorized users, advancing efforts of regional agencies to achieve greenhouse gas reduction goals, enhancing public health, and providing a broad spectrum of projects to benefit many types of users including disadvantaged communities.

In 2017, the Legislature passed and the Governor signed Senate Bill (SB) 1, also known as the Road Repair and Accountability Act. 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.

Program Benefits

Since its inception, the Active Transportation Program has funded over 800 active transportation projects across the state benefiting both urban and rural areas. More than 400 of the funded projects are Safe Routes to Schools projects and programs that encourage a healthy and active lifestyle throughout students' lives. In addition, every cycle has seen more than 85% of funds going towards projects that will benefit disadvantaged communities throughout the state.

While the Active Transportation Program has successfully funded projects across the State, the Program is incredibly oversubscribed and cannot meet all of the State's needs. Therefore, the Commission and Caltrans have developed a list of additional programs that fund active transportation projects and elements to serve as a resource for cities, counties, and agencies looking to fund valuable active transportation projects in their communities.

Active Transportation Resource Center

The Active Transportation Resource Center (ATRC) is funded by the California Transportation Commission's Active Transportation Program. The ATRC utilizes a combination of subject matter experts from state agencies, universities, and consultants to provide active transportation trainings, tools, and technical assistance for current and potential ATP applicants. The ATRC also provides resources for infrastructure and non-infrastructure ATP projects.

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2025 Active Transportation Program Guidelines

Virtual Site Visits

Please click here to complete the virtual site visit registration form. Once submitted, Commission staff will contact you to schedule your virtual site visit. The virtual site visits will be offered through Thursday, March 14, 2024.

Central Workshops 

Central Workshops focus on recommendations and revisions to the ATP guidelines, applications and scoring rubrics. All workshop dates, times and locations are subject to change.

Date & Time Location Type Workshop Materials

  August 16, 2023

  9:00am – 12:00pm

401 B Street San Diego, CA 92101

 Kick-Off (South) Hybrid

  September 14, 2023

  2:00pm – 5:00pm

326 Huss Drive, Suite 100, Chico, CA 95928

 
 Kick-Off (North) Hybrid

  September 28, 2023

  9:00am – 12:00pm

 Virtual  Guidelines

  October 18, 2023

  9:00am – 12:00pm

 Madera  Guidelines

  October 31, 2023

  1:00pm – 4:00pm

 Virtual  Guidelines

  November 8, 2023

  9:00am – 12:00pm

 Virtual  Guidelines

  November 16, 2023

  1:00pm – 4:00pm

 Virtual  Quick-Build Program

  December 5, 2023

  9:00am – 12:00pm

 Riverside Project Study Report Equivalency 

  January 10, 2024

  1:00pm – 4:00pm

 Virtual  Applications

  February 6, 2024

  9:00am – 12:00pm

 Virtual  Scoring Rubrics

 


Branch Workshops

Branch Workshops focus on Program education, region-specific issues and questions relating to the upcoming 2025 ATP Cycle. These workshops are specific to a county/region; therefore, are not mandatory for all stakeholders to participate. The request period for a Branch Workshop closed on Friday, September 29, 2023.

 County  Date & Time  Location  Workshop Materials
Tulare County

  October 24, 2023  

  2:00pm – 4:00pm

 201 N. Church Street, Suite B

 Visalia, CA  93291

Sonoma County

  November 14, 2023  

  2:00pm – 4:00pm 

 411 King Street, 2nd Floor 

 Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Santa Barbara County, San Luis Obispo County & Ventura County

  December 12, 2023  

  2:00pm – 4:00pm

 100 Via Juana Road   

 Santa Ynez, CA 93460

Nevada County

  January 8, 2024  

  2:00pm – 4:00pm

125 East Main Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945

Monterey County, Santa Cruz County & San Benito County

  January 16, 2024  

  1:00pm – 3:00pm

 24580 Silver Cloud Court

 Monterey, CA 93940

Riverside County & San Bernardino County

  January 29, 2024  

  2:00pm – 4:00pm

 4080 Lemon Street, Riverside, CA 92502

Caltrans District 9

 

  February 13, 2024  

  2:00pm – 4:00pm 

 500 South Main Street 

 Bishop, CA 93514

Stanislaus Region

  February 20, 2024  

  10:00am – 12:00pm

 1111 I Street, Suite 308

 Modesto, CA 95354 

Imperial County

 

  February 27, 2024  

  2:00pm – 4:00pm

 1503 N. Imperial Ave. Suite 104

 El Centro, CA 92243

2023 ATP Reports


Final Adopted Program


2023 Active Transportation Program Staff Recommendations:


2023 Active Transportation Program Project Profiles:


2023 ATP Final Scores  

2023 Successful ATP Applications (PDF)

2023 Active Transportation Program Application Logs


2023 Active Transportation Program Guidelines


2023 Active Transportation Program Scoring Rubrics 


Project Study Report Equivalency Workshop Materials


2021 Application Receipt Log

2021 ATP Reports

Final Adopted Program

2021 ATP Staff Recommendations

2021 ATP Final Scores

2021 Successful ATP Applications (PDF)

Quick-Build Project Pilot Program

Final Scoring Rubrics

Final Adopted Program Guidelines

The following are available upon request:

  • MPO Regional Guidelines

Project Study Report Equivalency Workshop Materials

Contact Information

Laurie Waters
Associate Deputy Director
California Transportation Commission
Email: Laurie.Waters@catc.ca.gov
Phone: (916) 654-4245

Beverley Newman-Burckhard
Assistant Deputy Director
California Transportation Commission
Email: Beverley.Newman-Burckhard@catc.ca.gov
Phone: (916) 281-7720

Elika Changizi
Staff Services Manager
California Transportation Commission
Email: Elika.Changizi@catc.ca.gov
Phone: (916) 654-4245