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  • Street Projects Overview

    OCTA administers a variety of funding programs for cities to widen streets, improve intersections, coordinate signals, build Smart Streets and rehabilitate pavement. OCTA also administers regional streets and roads improvement projects.

  • Local Fair Share Program

    Under OCGO, formally Measure M, OCTA administers the Comprehensive Transportation Funding Program (CTFP).

    Comprised primarily of OCGO funds, the CTFP can also include state/federal funding sources such as the Regional Surface Transportation Program (RSTP) and supplemental State-Local Partnership Program (SLPP) funds.

    The CTFP offers a collection of competitive grant programs to local agencies to assist in funding street improvements varying from transit expansion to environmental mitigation projects. OCTA issues an annual call for projects to utilize OCGO and any available state/federal funds for the RCP and RTSP. See below for more information on the different programs made possible by the CTFP.

    City Requirements to Receive Funds

    This program is intended to augment, rather than replace, existing transportation expenditures and therefore cities must meet the following requirements to receive the funds:

    • Continue to invest general fund funds (or other local discretionary funds) for transportation and annually increase this commitment to keep pace with inflation
    • Agree to use M2 funds for transportation purposes only, subject to full repayment and a loss of funding eligibility for five years for any misuse
    • Agree to separate accounting for M2 funds and annual reporting on actual expenditures
    • Develop and maintain a pavement management program to ensure timely street maintenance and submit regular public reports on the condition of streets
    • Annually submit a six-year capital improvement program and commit to spend M2 funds within three years of receipt
    • Agree to assess traffic impacts of new development and require that new development pay a fair share of any necessary transportation improvements
    • Agree to plan, build and operate major streets consistent with the countywide Master Plan of Arterial Highways to ensure efficient traffic flow across city boundaries
    • Participate in traffic forums with neighboring jurisdictions to facilitate the implementation and maintenance of traffic signal synchronization programs and projects. This requires cities to balance local traffic policies with neighboring cities — for selected streets — to promote more efficient traffic circulation overall
    • Agree to consider land use planning strategies that are transit-friendly, including bike and pedestrian access and reduce reliance on the automobile 

    Distribution of Funds Based on Formula

    The funds under this program are distributed to cities and the County of Orange by formula once the agencies have fulfilled the above requirements. The formula will account for population, street mileage and amount of sales tax collected in each jurisdiction.

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