Securing essential transit funding
Fully funded, efficient, and effective public transit systems operating in a balanced transportation network are essential to meeting California’s environmental, mobility, and equity objectives.
Since our establishment in 1965, the Association has, with guidance from our Executive Committee and State and Federal Legislative Committees, spearheaded efforts to secure new funding to maintain existing transit infrastructure, improve transit service, and deliver transformative capital projects that connect us. Through these efforts, the Association has consistently delivered successful outcomes for California transit agencies and the communities they serve – from the enactment of the foundational Transportation Development Act (1971) and Senate Bill 1 (2017) to helping secure $10 billion in federal pandemic relief funds and the passage of the historic $8 billion state transportation funding package in 2022. What’s more, when transit funding is threatened – with cuts or redirection – the Association steps up to protect these vital resources.
To learn more about our ongoing work, view our 2023 Objectives below.