Sacramento - The California State Transportation Agency today announced it has begun accepting applications for the new Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program, a nearly $125 million competitive grant program that helps modernize and integrate California’s bus and rail systems to increase transit ridership and reduce greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change.
Eligible applicants include public agencies that operate existing or planned intercity rail, commuter passenger rail, urban rail transit service, or bus services. Applicants may also partner with other transit operators to better integrate with bus or ferry service.
All projects must demonstrate that they will achieve a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. Grant recipients must also show benefits such as improved transit ridership, integration with other rail and transit systems, including high-speed rail, and improved rail safety. The program has a goal of providing at least 25 percent of benefits to disadvantaged communities in California.Read Full News Release (pdf)