SRTA is a regional transportation planning agency and, as such, makes decisions that provide transportation solutions for the region. Different local, state, and federal priorities must be melded together; automobiles, public transportation, bicyclists, pedestrians, and freight haulers each have unique and sometimes conflicting needs. SRTA is unique in government because it shapes communities solely through investments and support; SRTA neither possesses nor desires enforcement powers. Because SRTA represents and regards all jurisdictions equally, SRTA provides a true regional forum for city and county governments to work together with key partners, such as Caltrans, to address regional transportation needs; needs that often transcend political boundaries, but are no less important to our citizens.
If what SRTA does still sounds a little mysterious, consider these recent projects developed or funded by SRTA: