SACOG conducts programming rounds to allocate funds to projects based on available apportionments of regional Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ), Regional Surface Transportation Program (RSTP), State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), and Active Transportation Program (ATP) funds. These funds are distributed through Regional ATP, Air Quality, Regional Bicycle & Pedestrian Funding Program (BPFP), Community Design, Transportation Demand Management (TDM) and Regional/Local Funding Programs.
The federally required Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is known as the Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (MTIP) in the Sacramento Region. It is a short-term listing of surface transportation projects that receive federal funds, are subject to a federally required action, or are regionally significant. Apart from some improvements to the region’s airports and the Port of Sacramento, all regionally significant transportation projects and federally funded capital projects are part of the MTIP.
The Transportation Development Act (TDA) is administered by Regional Transportation Planning Agencies (RTPA) such as the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG). It provides two major sources of public transportation funding in California.
- Local Transportation Fund (LTF), enacted in 1972
- State Transit Assistance (STA) fund, enacted in 1980
Explanations of both of these funds and annual apportionments for each jurisdiction are provided below and published annually.