Shasta Regional Transportation Agency must ensure that all public transit funds are distributed, utilized and reported pursuant to state and federal laws and regulations. SRTA must also prepare a Coordinated Human Transportation Plan (PDF) that recommends efficiency measures where there may be overlapping transit services or support. The draft 2017 Shasta Coordinated Transportation Plan is available through February 18, 2017 for review and comment. Focused on public transportation for the elderly, disabled, and persons of limited means, the plan outlines priority strategies for consideration over the next five years.
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.