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Transit System Safety, Security & Disaster Response Account

Intent or Criteria:  Proceeds shall be available for capital projects that provide increased protection against a security and safety threat, and for capital expenditures to increase the capacity of transit operators, including waterborne transit operators, to develop disaster response transportation systems that move people, goods, and emergency personnel and equipment in the aftermath of a disaster impairing the mobility of goods, people, and equipment. The Transit System Safety, Security & Disaster Response Account (TSSSDRA) allocation; once bond proceeds are made available, and upon appropriation by the Legislature; and subject to such conditions and criteria as the Legislature may provide by statute, and by the California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA) are for capital projects that increase protection against a security and safety threat, and develop a disaster response transportation system that can move people, goods, emergency personnel and equipment in the aftermath of a disaster.

Recipient Agency:  Transit agencies that are eligible to receive the TSSSDRA funds that are divided into the following three programs, as follows: The sixty percent of the available funds shall be allocated for capital expenditures to funds shall be allocated for capital expenditures to regional transit agencies and mass transit operators : pursuant to Sections 99313 and 99314 of the Public Utilities Code. The twenty-five percent of available funds shall be allocated for capital expenditures to regional public waterborne transit agencies that are authorized to operate a regional public water transit system, including the operation of water transit : vessels, terminals, feeder buses; and also, shall not be eligible to receive proceeds intended for the State Transit Assistance funds. The fifteen percent of available funds shall be made available for capital expenditures, to the intercity passenger rail system described in Section 14035; and to the commuter rail systems operated by the entities specified in Section 14072 and Section 99314.1 of the Public Utilities Code.

Prop1B Program Guidelines:

Mass Transit (60%) Program - California Transit Security Grant Program, California Transit Assistance Fund (CTSGP-CTAF)

  • FY 2011-12 CTAF
  • FY 2010-11 CTAF
  • FY 2009-10 CTAF
  • FY 2008-09 CTAF
  • FY 2007-08 CTAF

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Waterborn (25%) Program - Transit Security Grant Program, Regional Public Waterborne Transit (CTSGP-RPWT)

  • FY 2011-12 RPWT
  • FY 2010-11 RPWT
  • FY 2009-10 RPWT
  • FY 2008-09 RPWT
  • FY 2007-08 RPWT

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Heavy Rail (25%) Program - Transit Security Grant Program, Intercity Passenger Rail/Commuter Rail (CTSGP-IPCR)

  • FY 2011-12 IPCR
  • FY 2010-11 IPCR
  • FY 2009-10 IPCR
  • FY 2008-09 IPCR
  • FY 2007-08 IPCR
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Prop1B (Quarterly) Accountability and Timeline Report:

Prop1B Program Status:

  • Biannual
  • Annual
  • Adoption and Implementation Schedule

    One hundred million dollars ($100,000,000) was deposited into the TSSSDRA during FY 2008 California Sate Budget. The one hundred million dollars ($100,000,000) were made available upon appropriation by the legislature to regional transit and transit operating entities for eligible transit system safety, security and disaster response projects.

    Administrative Agency:  California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA)

    Accountability Plan: In accordance with the Governor's Executive Order S-02-07 Cal EMA provided for accountability of the expenditure of the Proposition 1B funds. Including:

    1. Front- End Accountability
    2. Issued grant guidelines, held hearings to receive public comment, convened Peer Review Panels comprised of eligible recipient agencies to review project applications and make recommendations on fund allocations, and, developed grant eligibility criteria.

    3. In-Progress Accountability
    4. Establish California's Transit Security Grant Section (TSGS) to track expenditures, to ensure that infrastructure projects continue to remain within scope and cost; to initiate an on-site monitoring program for each grantee; and within each respective program, participating entities are working together to ensure a comprehensive security environment is created.

    5. Follow-Up Accountability
    6. Establish procedures for tracking and monitoring the process of each grant cycle by:

      • Maintaining regular contact with the grantee
      • Provide written materials defining how proceeds should be used
      • Conducting on-site monitoring during the grant performance period.