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Transportation Funding

Metro is required by both federal (Title 23 USC 134 (g) & (h)) and state (PUC 130303) statutes to prepare a Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for Los Angeles County and program TIP revenues across all transportation modes (pedestrian, bicycle, transit, highway) based on the planning requirements laid out in the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) of 1998.

The agency accomplishes this mandate by planning and programming funds on a multi-modal basis through the TIP Call for Projects , the TIP Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP), the TIP Local Program and the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) .

Opportunities to Implement Measure M Through New and Expanded State and Federal Transportation Funding Programs

With the passage of Measure M in November 2016, LA Metro is committed to the implementation of a $120 billion expenditure plan of capital, operating and maintenance projects over the next 40 years that will transform the transportation system across Los Angeles County. This commitment adds to other Metro priorities adopted by the Metro Board prior to the passage of Measure M including the 2009 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) and Measure R. The recent state approval of Senate Bill 1 (SB-1), the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, presents Metro with new and expanded funding opportunities that will play an important role in our ability to implement Measure M and the Board’s priority projects and programs. These state funds as well as other federal funds are described in briefing book linked below.

2016 Los Angeles County Regional Transportation Improvement Program Submittal

Metro, as the County Transportation Commission for Los Angeles County, is responsible for developing the county’s funding priorities for the STIP, and for submitting the projects to the California Transportation Commission (CTC) by way of the Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP). The RTIP is a listing of state highway and transit projects that Los Angeles County proposes for funding through the 2016 STIP covering the five-year period from Fiscal Year 2016/2017 to 2020/2021. The 2016 Los Angeles County RTIP was submitted to the CTC and Caltrans on December 15, 2015.

Metro Funding Sources Guide

Transportation finance is a complex issue with funds coming from the federal, state, and local governments through their taxing sources. The Metro Funding Sources Guide provides information on the origins, uses, requirements and restrictions of the various funding sources available for transportation projects in Los Angeles County.

All documents are PDF format, Adobe® Acrobat Reader plug-in required.

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