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RTC Funding Opportunities

2018 Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP) – Estimated $22 Million Available

In September 2017, the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) issued a call for projects, soliciting applications for projects to receive funds from the region’s shares of State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), Surface Transportation Block Grant Program/Regional Surface Transportation Program Exchange (STBG/RSTPX), and new SB1 State Transit Assistance (STA) and Local Partnership Program (LPP) funds.

Funding Approved for 31 projects: The RTC selected projects to receive funds following a public hearing at its December 7, 2017 meeting.

Eligible Projects: Funds are available for a variety of highway, local street/road improvements, reconstruction/rehabilitation, transit capital, transportation system management, bicycle and pedestrian, transportation demand management projects as summarized in Eligibility: 2017 Consolidated Call for Projects.  Projects must be implemented in accordance with state requirements. Specifically projects that are selected to receive STIP or STBG/RSTPX funds will be subject to requirements as set forth in Caltrans’ Local Assistance Program Guidelines (LAPG) and Caltrans Procedures Manual (LAPM), and other state or federal requirements, as may be applicable. STA-funded projects are subject to California PUC 99313 requirements. STIP and SB1-LPP projects are additionally subject to California Transportation Commission (CTC) guidelines.

Applications Received: The RTC received applications requesting over $38 million for 36 projects. Applications were due on October 23, 2017. Applications received are listed below. A map of general project locations is online:

Agency Project Application
Bike Santa Cruz County Open Streets Events – Watsonville and Santa Cruz
Ecology Action Every Day is Bike to Work Day
METRO METRO Refurbish Buses
METRO  METRO Revenue Vehicle Replacements
RTC Planning, programming, and monitoring (PPM)
RTC Cruz511
RTC/Caltrans 41st/Soquel Auxiliary Lanes and Chanticleer Overcrossing
RTC/Caltrans State Park/Bay Porter Auxiliary Lanes Project
RTC/Caltrans Highway 1 Corridor Tiered Environmental Document
Capitola Brommer Street Complete Street Improvements (250′ west of 38th Ave to 41st Ave)
City of Santa Cruz Pacific Ave. Sidewalk
City of Santa Cruz River Street Pavement Rehabilitation (Water St to Potrero Street)
City of Santa Cruz Highway 1/9 Intersection
UCSC UCSC Great Meadow Bike Path Preservation and Safety Improvement Project (Phase 2)
City of Scotts Valley Glenwood Drive Rehabilitation and Bicycle Improvement Project
City of Scotts Valley Glen Canyon Road/Green Hills Road/S. Navarra Drive Bike Corridor and Roadway Preservation
City of Scotts Valley Kings Village Road/ Bluebonnet Lane Sidewalk
Watsonville Airport Blvd Reconstruction (Westgate/Larkin Valley Rd to Hanger Way)
Watsonville Bicycle Safety Improvements
Watsonville Freedom Blvd Reconstruction (Alta Vista Ave to Green Valley Rd)
Watsonville Green Valley Road Reconstruction (Struve Slough to Freedom Blvd)
County of Santa Cruz  Aptos Creek Road Traffic Signal, Soquel Dr. Sidewalks & Bike Lanes
County of Santa Cruz Branciforte Drive Chip Seal
County of Santa Cruz  Branciforte Drive Road Recycle & Overlay
County of Santa Cruz Granite Creek Rd Road Recycle & Overlay
County of Santa Cruz Highway 17 To Soquel Corridor Chip Seal
County of Santa Cruz Hwy 152/Holohan – College Intersection
County of Santa Cruz  Scotts Valley Area Routes Chip Seal
County of Santa Cruz Zayante Road Corridor Chip Seal
Projects Not Funded – may be considered in future
City of Santa Cruz Bay/High Roundabout
City of Scotts Valley Bean Creek Road Rehabilitation
County of Santa Cruz  Empire Grade Chip Seal
County of Santa Cruz Empire Grade Road Recycle and Overlay
County of Santa Cruz  Glenwood Drive Chip Seal Project
County of Santa Cruz Seacliff Village Streetscape Improvements

Background on this Funding Opportunity: See the September 7, 2017 RTC staff report (Item #23 – page 120 of PDF) regarding the call for projects. The RTC’s Bicycle Committee, Elderly/Disabled Transportation Advisory Committee, and Interagency Technical Advisory Committee reviewed project proposals at their November 2017 meetings.

Past Funding Programs

For information on past funding cycles, please visit the RTC’s Approved Projects webpage.

Other Transportation Funding Programs

RTC Contact

Rachel Moriconi
Senior Transportation Planner
(831) 460-3200