The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act created the Carbon Reduction Program (CRP) to provide federal funding to projects that decrease transportation emissions, defined as the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions that result from on-road, highway sources. California receives annual apportionments of CRP over five years.
In accordance with California’s Carbon Reduction Strategy, CRP funds will be spent on projects that support the state’s three Carbon Reduction Program pillars:
- Transit and passenger rail
- Active transportation
- Zero emission vehicles and infrastructure, and conversion of existing lanes to price-managed lanes
The Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) program is a federal funding source that may be used for projects to preserve and improve the conditions and performance of highways, bridges, and public roads pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure; and transit capital projects. The Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Improvement Program is a federal funding source for transportation projects and programs to reduce congestion and improve air quality for areas that do not meet the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ozone, carbon monoxide or particulate matter (nonattainment areas) and for former nonattainment areas that are now in compliance (maintenance areas).
The Federal Transportation Improvement Program (FTIP) is a federally mandated, four-year program of all surface transportation projects that will receive federal funding or are subject to a federally required action. The FTIP is a comprehensive listing of such transportation projects proposed over a six-year period. As the metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for the region, SCAG is responsible for developing the FTIP for submittal to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the federal funding agencies. The FTIP for the SCAG region is developed in partnership between the six county transportation commissions (CTCs) of Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura, as well as Caltrans Districts 7, 8, 11, 12 and Headquarters.
This listing identifies specific funding sources and fund amounts for each project. It is prioritized to implement the region’s overall strategy for providing mobility and improving both the efficiency and safety of the transportation system, while supporting efforts to attain federal and state air quality standards for the region by reducing transportation related air pollution. Projects in the FTIP include highway improvements, transit, rail and bus facilities, high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes, high occupancy toll (HOT) lanes, signal synchronization, intersection improvements, freeway ramps, non-motorized projects, bicycle, and pedestrian.