Planned Transportation Spending
An examination of California’s 2010-2015 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program reveals that transit projects* account for the largest chunk of planned spending (26 percent). Road capacity expansion and road maintenance/minor widening projects follow, each 24 percent of the STIP. Projects classified as “other” make up 10 percent of the planned spending.** Safety projects are 5 percent of the planned spending. Bicycle/pedestrian projects account for 4 percent,*** as do bridge maintenance/replacement projects. Bridge capacity expansion projects comprise 3 percent of the STIP. Road or bridge projects with bicycle/pedestrian components (such as adding sidewalks when reconstructing a roadway) account for less than 1 percent of the planned expenditures. share
Proposed Spending, FY 2010-FY2015
|Project Type||Cost (Millions)|
|Road Maintenance/Minor Widening||$22,125.65|
|Road/Bridge Project with Bike/Ped Components||$104.11|
|New Road Capacity||$21,981.24|
|Bridge Capacity Expansion||$2,407.73|
* Transit total does not include $689 million in state and local funds for operating assistance or the Express Bus System component of the I-15 Managed Lanes project. It is estimated that $115 million of the $1.3 billion project (8.8%) will go to creating an express bus system. This project was classified as new road capacity.
** $2 billion of projects classified as other includes rideshare and 40 percent of transportation enhancement (TE) funds that are not specifically bicycle/pedestrian projects.
*** $870 million of bicycle/pedestrian projects include specific bicycle/pedestrian improvements and 60 percent of TE funds that are not specifically bike/ped projects.