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TRANSIT-AND-INTERCITY-RAIL-CAPITAL-PROGRAM

DRAFT GUIDELINES FOR GENERAL FUND AUGMENTATION – SEPTEMBER 30, 2022

The California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) has released the formal draft guidelines for the Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP) Cycle 6 for public and legislative review. The formal draft guidelines are attached and available on the CalSTA website.

The public and legislative review is available for more than the 30 days required by statute, with workshops planned for November 3 and 4, and comments due no later than November 7, 2022. CalSTA expects to release final program guidelines and a call for projects on November 15.

AB 180 amended the Budget Act of 2021 (Chapters 21, 69 and 240 of the Statutes of 2021) to appropriate $3.63 billion of General Fund to TIRCP and $350 million of General Fund for High Priority Grade Crossing Improvement and Separation projects. This funding will be included in TIRCP Cycle 6. The TIRCP funds available for this General Fund cycle are already available for award, encumbrance and liquidation, and are expected to be fully encumbered and liquidated by June 30, 2027.