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Local SB 1 Project Reports Due October 16

September 20, 2017

The California Transportation Commission (CTC) released the form counties and cities will use to report on planned projects to be funded with Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Account revenues from SB 1 in fiscal year 2017-18. The template, which includes instructions for submitting the form and supporting documents, is available on the CTC website (visit www.catc.ca.gov and look for “Local Streets and Roads Proposed Project List Template” under “New - Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 – Senate Bill 1”).

As counties recall, the CTC form and a project list approved by the Board of Supervisors must be submitted to the CTC at LSR@dot.ca.gov by Monday, October 16 in order for each county to receive its allocation of SB 1 local street and road funding beginning this winter. CSAC’s SB 1 implementation webpage has additional background information on reporting requirements and related information.

Counties should also be aware of the following recent updates on SB 1 implementation:

  • Sustainable Planning and Climate Adaptation Grants: Caltrans released guidelines for $25 million in transportation planning grants aimed at updating transportation-focused plans to align with statewide goals to reduce GHG emissions and vehicle miles travelled, as well as an additional $20 million over three years for climate change adaptation planning for transportation infrastructure. Final guidelines are available online. A total of $31.886 million is available for transportation planning projects statewide in 2017-18. Grant applications are due October 20, 2017 by 5 PM.
  • SB 1 Implementation and Transparency Legislation Signed by Governor: AB 135, which includes several provisions related to local government implementation of SB 1, was approved by the Legislature last Friday and signed by the Governor on Saturday. The budget trailer bill, which takes effect immediately, clarify counties’ abilities to manage cash flow to deliver SB 1 projects during the typical summer construction season, clarify year-end reporting requirements, and allow adoption of planned project lists via Board of Supervisors action outside of the budget to facilitate timely reporting.
  • State-Local Partnership Program Guidelines Workshop: SB 1 allocated $200 million per year in funding to incentivize local revenue measures dedicated to transportation purposes. The CTC is in the process of developing guidelines for the program. The final guidelines workshop will be held in Sacramento on September 26 from 9 AM to 12:30 PM. Details are available online
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