Shasta Regional Transportation Agency must ensure that all public transit funds are distributed, utilized and reported pursuant to state and federal laws and regulations.
Coordinated Human Transportation Plan
SRTA is responsible for a Coordinated Human Transportation Plan that recommends efficiency measures where there may be overlapping transit services or support, for public transportation services focused on the needs of the elderly, disabled, and persons of low income. The 2017 Shasta Coordinated Transportation Plan was approved by the SRTA Board of Directors on February 28, 2017. In addition to its efficiencies-related purpose, this plan is also used to determine whether applications to the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) Section 5310 grant program are consistent with the plan's strategies.
Transportation Development Act
Created by California's legislature in 1971, the Transportation Development Act is funded by 2 sources: the Local Transportation Fund (LTF) and State Transit Assistance (STA). LTF is derived from one-quarter cent of the general sales tax collected within each county, while the STA is comprised of the statewide excise tax on diesel fuel. TDA funds fluctuate with the economy and the annual state budget. SRTA is responsible for the annual allocation of TDA monies. TDA is the primary source of funds for public transportation.