Transportation Funding

SB 1 (Beall): The Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017

SB1-Logo.pngFor cities, SB 1 will double the amount of revenues they each receive from the state for their local street maintenance and rehabilitation needs. Annually, $500 to $650 million will go to cities statewide, allocated on a per capita basis. A vast majority of the new revenues for cities will come out of the newly created Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Account (RMRA) where cities will have to prioritize fixing their existing infrastructure first before having some additional flexibility for those funds for other transportation needs. 

Below, is a listing of the estimated revenue generated from of SB 1 and when they go into effect:

  • $1.8 billion – 12 cent increase to gasoline excise tax (Nov. 1, 2017)
  • $730 million – 20 cent increase to diesel excise tax (Nov. 1, 2017)
  • $300 million – 4% addition to diesel sales tax (Nov. 1, 2017)
  • $704 million – One-time loan repayment (2017-2020)
  • $1.6 billion – $25-$175 transportation improvement fee (Jan 1, 2018)
  • $1.1 billion – 17.3 cent reset of price-based gas tax (July 1, 2019)
  • $20 million - $100 zero emission vehicle registration fee (July 1, 2020)
SB 1 Toolkit (Updated: 11/20/17)

For more information on SB 1 projects and locations, visit CalTrans/CalSTA's website, Rebuilding CA.
SB 1 (Beall) - Bill Text, Summary, and Analysis
ACA 5 (Frazier) - Bill Text
Funding Estimates
California Transportation Commission: Local Streets and Roads Funding - Annual Reporting Guidelines

The California Transportation Committee (CTC) has formally adopted their Local Streets and Roads Annual Reporting Guidelines on August 16. These guidelines outline the process for cities to submit their project lists and expenditure reports to the CTC to establish eligilbilty for recieving SB 1 funds.

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Fix Our Roads Coalition

The League of California Cities® is part of the Fix Our Roads Coalition, a broad coalition of cities, counties, labor, business and transportation advocate that formed to meet Gov. Jerry Brown’s call to address California’s chronic transportation infrastructure funding shortfall.  The coalition supports seven core principles:

  • Make significant investment in transportation infrastructure;
  • Focus on maintaining and rehabilitating the current system;
  • Invest a portion of diesel tax and/or Cap-and-Trade revenue to high priority goods movement projects;
  • Raise revenues across a broad range of options;
  • Equal spilt between state and local projects;
  • Strong accountability requirements to protect the taxpayers’ investment; and
  • Provide consistent annual funding levels.

 More information on how to join the coalition can be found at

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