Transportation Development Act (Local Transportation Fund)


The Transportation Development Act (TDA) provides two major sources of funding for public transportation—the Local Transportation Fund (LTF) and the State Transit Assistance Fund (STA). LTF revenues are derived from a quarter-cent sales tax on retail sales statewide. Funds are returned to the county of tax generation. This category includes Article 3, 4, 4.5, and 8 of the Government Code. In the SCAG region, TDA funds are used mostly for transit operations and transit capital expenses. Article 3 funds support bicycle and pedestrian facilities.

The California State Board of Equalization reports Payment to County Transportation Funds from the 1/4 Percent Local Sales and Use Tax, which include LTF revenues