State Transit Assistance Fund (STA)


The STA is derived from the statewide sales tax on diesel fuel. ​STA funds are appropriated by the Legislature to the California State Controller’s Office. That Office then allocates the tax revenue, by formula, to planning agencies and other selected agencies. Statute requires that 50 percent of STA funds be allocated according to population and 50 percent be allocated according to operator revenues from the prior fiscal year.