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Transportation Development Act, Article 3 funds are used by cities within Los Angeles County for the planning and construction of bicycle and pedestrian facilities. By ordinance, Metro is responsible for administering the program and establishing its policies.

TDA, Article 3 funds are allocated annually on a per capita basis to both cities and the County of Los Angeles. Local agencies may either draw down these funds or place them on reserve. Agencies must submit a claim form to Metro by the end of the fiscal year in which they are allocated. Failure to do so may result in the lapse of these allocations.

TDA Article 3 funds may be used for the following activities related to the planning and construction of bicycle and pedestrian facilities:

  • Engineering expenses leading to construction.
  • Right-of-way acquisition.
  • Construction and reconstruction.
  • Retrofitting existing bicycle and pedestrian facilities, including installation of signage, to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Route improvements such as signal controls for cyclists, bicycle loop detectors, rubberized rail crossings and bicycle-friendly drainage grates.
  • Purchase and installation of bicycle facilities such as secure bicycle parking, benches, drinking fountains, changing rooms, rest rooms and showers which are adjacent to bicycle trails, employment centers, park-and-ride lots, and/or transit terminals and are accessible to the general public.