TIRCP was created to fund transformative capital improvements that modernize and reduce greenhouse gases of California’s intercity rail, bus, feeder buses to intercity rail services, vanpool services, ferry, and rail transit systems. Section 75221(c) of the PRC establishes a programmatic goal to provide at least 25 percent of available funding to projects that provide a direct, meaningful, and assured benefit to disadvantaged communities.
The Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP) was created by Senate Bill (SB) 862 (Chapter 36, Statutes of 2014) and modified by Senate Bill 9 (Chapter 710, Statutes of 2015), to provide grants from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) to fund transformative capital improvements that will modernize California’s intercity, commuter, and urban rail systems, and bus and ferry transit systems, to significantly reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, vehicle miles traveled, and congestion. There have been four prior cycles of TIRCP funding, in which the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) has awarded $5.8 billion in funding to 73 projects throughout the state. The legislation of these bills is established in Sections 75220 through 75225 of the Public Resources Code (PRC). Assembly Bill 398 (Chapter 135) extended the Cap and Trade Program that supports the TIRCP from 2020 through 2030. SB 1 (Chapter 5) continues to provide a historic funding increase for transportation with funds directed to the TIRCP from the Public Transportation Account for new programming.
- Public Agency
1. Rail capital projects, including intercity rail, commuter rail, light rail, and other fixed guideway projects.
2. Intercity, commuter, and urban rail projects that increase service levels, improve reliability, and more.
3. Rail, bus, and ferry integration implementation
4. Bus rapid transit and other bus and ferry transit investments
Please refer to the updated Draft Guidelines for more information.
Funding will be allocated to California agencies only. Primarily focusing on large agencies, rural & small agencies, and disadvantaged communities.
How to Apply
State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.
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