Tehama County

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Local Transportation Fund (LTF) Distribution - Transportation Manager Jessica Riske-Gomez


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Approval and authorization for the Executive Director to execute one of the two annual distributions of LTF to the County and the Cities of Red Bluff, Corning and Tehama, as described in the below scenarios:


1.              2020-2021 Fiscal Year LTF Distribution with a minimum allocation of $25,000 to the City of Tehama.


2.              2020-2021 Fiscal Year LTF Distribution based on the City/County Population Estimates.


Public participation is a key component of the Transportation Development Act (TDA). The TDA provides two funding sources:


·              Local Transportation Fund (LTF), which is derived from a ¼ cent of the general sales tax collected statewide.

·              State Transit Assistance (STA) fund, which is derived from the statewide sales tax on diesel fuel.


In order to appropriately administer these funds, public meetings are held to discuss transportation needs and hear concerns. Regional planning agencies are required to establish Social Service Transportation Advisory Councils (SSTAC), comprised of the transit-dependent, including disabled, elderly and low-income representatives. SSTAC members work with local agencies in developing Unmet Transit Needs criteria, which are used in making project approval decisions.


Following the 2021 Unmet Transit Needs finding, TCTC staff was responsive in establishing those needs that were “Reasonable to Meet.” Those needs and the existing transit services are fully funded and there is an excess in LTF that is available for disbursement.


The TDA funds a wide variety of transportation programs, including planning and program activities, pedestrian and bicycle facilities, community transit services, public transportation, and bus and rail projects. As long as certain conditions are met, counties with a population under 500,000 (according to the 1970 federal census) may also use LTF for local streets and roads, construction and maintenance.

Meeting History

Mar 22, 2021 8:30 AM Audio Tehama County Transportation Commission Regular
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MOVER:Bob Williams, Commissioner
SECONDER:Steve Chamblin, Commissioner
AYES:Daniele Eyestone, Jim Bacquet, Steve Chamblin, Bob Williams, Dennis Garton, Dave Demo