Environment, Transportation
State or Federal?
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.
Eligible Entities
Local Public Agencies
Eligibility Notes
A list of eligible entities for the 2016-17 is available at
Most Recent/Current Due Date
Mar 30, 2017
Match Required?
Caltrans; Air Resources Board (ARB); State Controller's Office (SCO)
Total Amount Available for All Grants
Competition Notes
Eligible allocation amounts are specified for each eligible applicant. In the Los Angeles region, the eligible allocations total just over $5m, with the eligible allocation for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority of $3.23m.
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