The California State Transportation Agency invites you to join us at upcoming workshops to discuss guidelines for the next round of Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP) awards and the second round of State Rail Assistance (SRA) Program awards. This is an opportunity for applicants and other stakeholders to learn about program updates and timelines, and provide input for program guidelines.
By statute, the next round of TIRCP will be a five-year program and awarded projects will be announced by CalSTA by April 1, 2020. The competitive program, funded with both SB 1 and Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund revenues, aims to improve the statewide transit and intercity rail network and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. CalSTA is anticipating publishing final guidelines and making a call for projects on or about October 18, 2019.
Senate Bill 1 created the State Rail Assistance Program by directing a portion of new revenue specifically to intercity rail and commuter rail. The majority of program funding is directed by statutory formula to rail operators, with guidelines defining process and timeline for agencies to obtain funding. Draft guidelines were issued on June 14, 2019. Final guidelines will be released no later than December 31, 2019.
CalSTA welcomes input from all stakeholders, and there will be multiple opportunities to provide input on these draft guidelines in both discussion and finalized form. For those wishing to provide public comment on the discussion draft guidelines, there are two workshops scheduled:
|October 14, 2019||October 15, 2019|
|Caltrans District 7||Caltrans District 4 & via webinar|
|Room 01.037||Tamalpais Room 13-220|
|100 S Main Street||111 Grand Ave.|
|Los Angeles, CA 90012||Oakland, CA 94612|
|1:00 PM – 3:00 PM||10:00 AM – 12:00 PM|
The first portion of each workshop will focus on the TIRCP guidelines and the last portion on the SRA guidelines. If you are unable to attend the workshops, the Oakland workshop will also be offered as a webinar.
CalSTA also welcomes written comments, which can be submitted to the program email account for each program: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments are requested on the TIRCP draft guidelines no later than October 15 to be incorporated into the final program guidelines. Comments are requested on the SRA draft guidelines no later than October 31.