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Transportation Agency Awards $390 Million in Cap and Trade Grants to Expand Transit, Reduce Emissions and Create Jobs

Sacramento – Tuesday, the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) announced 14 recipients for the 2016 Transit and Intercity Capital Program (TIRCP) grants. The group of projects moves forward the Brown Administration’s focus on reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions while advancing the state’s public transportation system. This year’s awards total $390 million in competitive grants made possible through the state’s Cap and Trade auction proceeds.

Published: Aug 16, 2016State Releases Final Plan To Transform Freight System

Sacramento – In response to an Executive Order issued last year by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., state agency leaders today released the California Sustainable Freight Action Plan, a comprehensive document that serves as a blueprint for transforming the state’s multi-billion-dollar freight transport system into one that is environmentally cleaner, more efficient, and more economically competitive than it is today.

Published: Aug 01, 2016State Issues Draft Plan For Freight System of The Future

SACRAMENTO- State agency leaders today released the Draft California Sustainable Freight Action Plan, an ambitious document that lays a foundation for modernizing California’s multi-billion dollar freight transportation system.

Published: May 03, 2016Transportation Agency Secretary Issues Statement on Transportation Project Cuts

SACRAMENTO- This morning the California Transportation Commission issued staff recommendations for cuts to the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). The cuts are due to a crisis-level drop in gas tax revenue, further adding to the funding shortfall to fix our transportation infrastructure. California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) Secretary Brian P. Kelly issued the following statement on the recommended cuts:

Published: Apr 22, 2016Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program Generates Statewide Interest

SACRAMENTO-The Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP) funds projects that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by expanding public transportation ridership and capacity. On February 5, 2016, the TIRCP began a Call for Projects for the second round of program grants with an application deadline of April 5.

Published: Apr 14, 2016Apply Now for Round Two of Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program Grants

The California State Transportation Agency is now accepting applications for the second round of Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program grants. Approximately $440 million is available from existing funds, and the Governor’s Budget proposes to add almost $900 million more, subject to funding availability. Competitive grants will be awarded to projects that make important climate investments in California’s transportation system, or projects that modernize and integrate the state’s transit and rail systems to increase ridership and reduce greenhouse gas emissions which lead to climate change.

Published: Feb 05, 2016Help Shape Future Transit & Intercity Rail Climate Investments

The California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) invites you to two workshops to help shape guidelines for the next round of climate investments by the Transit & Intercity Rail Capital Program.

Published: Oct 30, 2015Winter-is-Coming

Quick Facts about Caltrans’ Seasonal Preparations 2015

Published: Oct 20, 2015Highway Safety Coalition Launches Second Phase to Reduce Roadway Fatalities

Today, California launched the next phase in its plan to further reduce fatalities and severe injuries from collisions on public roadways.

Published: Sep 22, 2015The Truth About the Assembly Republican Transportation Plan: It Needs More Ronald Reagan

Californians understand that a stable funding source is necessary to keep roadways and bridges in reliable, safe and good condition.

Published: Aug 31, 2015$51 Million to Three Transformative Public Transportation Projects

Sacramento-Yesterday, three transformative transit projects received their official allocations of more than $51 million from the California Transportation Commission, advancing high-quality public transportation, aiding disadvantaged communities, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Published: Aug 28, 2015Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program Workshops

Help Shape the Next Round of Climate Investments in Transit. The California State Transportation Agency invites you to join us at our workshops to discuss the next round of the Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program.

Published: Aug 14, 2015State Agencies Collaborate to Improve Freight’s Economic and Environmental Performance

SACRAMENTO—Tuesday, leaders from state government will join the California Freight Advisory Committee at their July meeting, where they will take the first steps towards implementing Governor Brown’s Executive Order B-32-15, which calls for a single, unified Sustainable Freight Strategy for the state.

Published: Jul 27, 2015Transportation Agency Backs $224 Million In Transit And Intercity Rail Grants

The California State Transportation Agency today announced this year’s recipients of $224 million in competitive grants that support high-quality public transportation and reduce greenhouse gas emissions causing worldwide climate change.

Published: Jun 30, 2015Agency-Backs-$224-Million-In-Transit-And-Intercity-Rail-Grants

SACRAMENTO—The California State Transportation Agency today announced this year’s recipients of $224 million in competitive grants that support high-quality public transportation and reduce greenhouse gas emissions causing worldwide climate change. These climate investments are funded by the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund using proceeds from the state’s cap-and-trade auctions.

Published: Jun 30, 2015Transportation Agency Seeks Applicants for Transit & Intercity Rail Program

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.

Published: Feb 10, 2015Transportation Agency Seeks Applicants for Transit & Intercity Rail Program

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.

Published: Feb 10, 2015Agency Accepting Grant Applications for Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program

This call for projects details the application requirements and procedures for obtaining funding for eligible transit and intercity rail projects under the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program, established per the requirements of Senate Bill 862 (2014).

Published: Feb 09, 2015Agency Releases Guidelines for the Transit & Intercity Rail Capital Program

2015 Transit and Intercity Capital Program Guidelines

Published: Feb 06, 2015Agency Provides Updated Draft Guidelines For The Intercity Rail and Transit Capital Program

The Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program was created by Senate Bill 862 (Chapter 36, Statutes of 2014) to provide grants from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund to fund capital improvements and operational investments that will modernize California’s transit systems and intercity, commuter, and urban rail systems to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases by reducing vehicle miles traveled throughout California.

Published: Dec 19, 2014Agency and Caltrans Seek Public Input on Intercity Rail and Transit Program Draft Guidelines

In preparation for two upcoming public workshops, the California State Transportation Agency today published draft guidelines for the Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program, a new grant program for rail and bus capital improvements that integrate state and local rail and other transit systems.

Published: Dec 03, 2014Notice of Public Webcast: Cap and Trade – Rail and Transit Programs

The Administration is seeking public input on the investment of cap-and-trade auction proceeds to support the State’s effort to reduce greenhouse gases through two new transit and rail programs established in Senate Bill 862 (Chapter 361, Statutes of 2014)

Published: Oct 10, 2014Regulatory and Public Meeting Notice – August 2014

We are seeking public input on how to invest cap-and-trade proceeds for two new transit and rail programs that will support California’s landmark efforts to fight climate change by curbing greenhouse gases.

Published: Aug 21, 2014

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