SB 1 Strengthening California's Transit Network
"SB 1 establishes the Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Program (RMRP) to address deferred maintenance on the state highway and local street and road systems. The California Transportation Commission (CTC) will allocate the funds and is required to develop guidelines by January 1, 2018. The bill provides that funds shall be used for projects that include, but aren’t limited to, the following:
- Road maintenance and rehabilitation
- Safety projects
- Railroad grade separations
- Complete street components, including active transportation purposes, pedestrian and bicycle safety projects, transit facilities, and drainage and stormwater capture projects in conjunction with any other allowable project
- Traffic control devices
The RMRP, which would receive approximately $3.7 billion annually once all new revenue streams take effect, is funded by the newly established Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Account (RMRA), which receives four sources of new revenue. These revenues would be adjusted by Consumer Price Index (CPI) beginning on July 1, 2020."