Local Funding

Alameda County

The Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC) funds the Alameda County share of the ACE service operations with Measure B funds.  Measure B is a one-half cent sales tax approved by voters of Alameda County in November 2000.  The ACE Service will receive 2.12% of the net revenues of Measure B for ACE Service Operations. ACTC contribution of Measure B will end in 2022.

In 2014, Alameda County voters approved Measure BB, authorizing an extension and augmentation of the existing transportation sale tax (Measure B). The ACE Service will receive 1% of the net revenues of Measure BB for ACE Service Operations.

San Joaquin County

The San Joaquin Council of Governments (SJCOG) administers the Measure K Program.  Measure K is a 1/2-cent sales tax for transportation projects in San Joaquin County.  As the Local Transportation Authority, SJCOG is responsible for allocating sales tax dollars to local transportation projects.

Santa Clara County

The Measure A Transit Improvement Program is a voter approved 1/2-cent sales tax in Santa Clara County.  Sales tax collected from Measure A is used for capital improvements and operations.

State Funding

SB 1 - SB 1 is a landmark transportation investment to rebuild California by fixing neighborhood streets, freeways and bridges in communities across California and targeting funds toward transit and congested trade and commute corridor improvements. SB 1 is a job creator, the White House Council of Economic Advisors found that every $1 billion invested in transportation infrastructure supports 13,000 jobs a year. SB 1 is putting people to work rebuilding California. ACE currently receives funding from the following SB 1 programs; State Rail Assistance (SRA) and State of Good Repair (SGR).

SB 132 – Funding appropriated for the extension of the Altamont Corridor Express to Ceres and Merced, including associated system improvements.

TIRCP - 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 to fund transformative capital improvements that will modernize California’s intercity, commuter, and urban rail systems, and bus and ferry transit systems to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases by reducing congestion and vehicle miles traveled throughout California. The goal of the TIRCP is to provide monies to fund transformative capital improvements that modernize California’s intercity rail, bus, ferry and rail transit system.

TDA – The Transportation Development Act, or TDA, has long been a cornerstone of state transit funding. This state law allows each county to establish a quarter-cent sales tax to finance a wide variety of transportation projects

LCTOP - The Low Carbon Transit Operations Program (LCTOP) is one of several programs that are part of the Transit, Affordable Housing, and Sustainable Communities Program established by the California Legislature in 2014 by Senate Bill 862.  The LCTOP was created to provide operating and capital assistance for transit agencies to reduce greenhouse gas emission and improve mobility, with a priority on serving disadvantaged communities. Approved projects in LCTOP will support new or expanded bus or rail services, expand intermodal transit facilities, and may include equipment acquisition, fueling, maintenance and other costs to operate those services or facilities, with each project reducing greenhouse gas emissions. For agencies whose service area includes disadvantaged communities, at least 50 percent of the total moneys received shall be expended on projects that will benefit disadvantaged communities. Senate Bill 862 continuously appropriates five percent of the annual auction proceeds in the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (Fund) for LCTOP, beginning in 2015-16.

PROP 1A - This measure authorizes the state to sell $9.95 billion in general obligation bonds to fund capital improvements to passenger rail systems that expand capacity, improve safety, or enable train riders to connect to the high-speed train system.

PROP 1B - The Public Transportation Modernization, Improvement, and Service Enhancement Account Program (PTMISEA) was created by Proposition 1B, the Highway Safety, Traffic Reduction, Air Quality, and Port Security Bond Act of 2006. Of the $19.925 billion available to Transportation, $3.6 billion dollars was allocated to PTMISEA to be available to transit operators over a ten-year period. PTMISEA funds may be used for transit rehabilitation, safety or modernization improvements, capital service enhancements or expansions, new capital projects, bus rapid transit improvements, or rolling stock (buses and rail cars) procurement, rehabilitation or replacement.

Federal Funding

  • Urbanized Area Formula Program (5307)
  • State of Good Repair Program (5337)
  • Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ)
  • Capital Investment Grant Program (5309)