Public Transportation

VW Mitigation Trust: Zero-Emission Transit, School, and Shuttle Bus

The VW Mitigation Trust has $130 million in funds to replace older, high-polluting transit, school, and shuttle buses with new battery-electric or fuel-cell buses. Replacing an older bus with a zero-emission bus eliminates particulate matter and other pollutants that impact children and residents riding the buses, as well as residents throughout California communities. During the project’s 10-year period, approximately 425 vehicles will be replaced with an incentive amount of up to $400,000 per vehicle.

Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Program Round 5 Technical Assistance

As SGC's Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program (AHSC) prepares to launch funding Round 5 next month, California Strategic Growth Council is offering free technical assistance to select prospective applicants. With approximately $550 million available in Round 5, they encourage those interested in technical assistance to complete this survey by October 31, 2019 in order to qualify.

Y 2020-21 Caltrans Sustainable Transportation Grant

Caltrans has released the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-21 Grant Application Guide and call-for-applications for the traditional State and federal funding, as well as grant funding from Senate Bill 1, the Road Repair & Accountability Act of 2017. A total of approximately $34 million is available for transportation planning projects statewide. The Sustainable Transportation Planning Grants include:

Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program

Section 5311(j) of the FAST Act, Public Law 114-94 (December 4, 2015), authorizes the Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program (Tribal Transit Program (TTP)) for Fiscal Years (FY) 2016-2020. The TTP continues to be a set-aside from the Formula Grants for Rural Areas program but now consists of a $30 million formula program and a $5 million competitive grant program subject to the availability of appropriations. A 10-percent local match is required under the competitive program, however, there is no local match required under the formula program.

BAAQMD Clean Cars for All

Incentives for low-income Bay Area residents in communities disproportionately burdened by sources of pollution to retire their older vehicle and replace it with a hybrid electric, plug-in hybrid electric, or battery electric vehicle, or to get a Clipper Card for public transit.