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The Lifeline Transportation Program supports projects that address mobility and accessibility needs in low-income communities throughout the region. It is funded by a combination of federal and state operating and capital funding sources, including the Federal Transit Administration’s Section 5307/Job Access and Reverse Commute Program, and state Proposition 1B Transit Capital and State Transit Assistance programs. Funding and Program Guidelines are provided by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the program is administered by the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) for Contra Costa County.
In the first three funding cycles, approximately $190 million in Lifeline funding was programmed to 224 projects throughout the region. Projects include a variety of solutions tailored to local priorities, including fixed-route transit, transit stop improvements, pedestrian and bicycle access improvements, senior and children’s transportation, community shuttles, auto loan programs, and mobility management activities.
In the current funding cycle, Cycle 4, approximately $5.6 million is available in Contra Costa. These funds will be disbursed based on projects submitted by project sponsors during the Cycle 4 Call for Projects. Available funding is only avaiable to public transit agencies or other agencies in partnership with a public transit agency.
Additional information about the Lifeline Transportation Program is avaiable at the MTC website LTP page.