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CTC Mission Statement and Responsibilities

CTC Mission Statement

"The California Transportation Commission is an independent public agency dedicated to ensuring a safe, financially sustainable, world-class multimodal transportation system that reduces congestion, improves the environment, and facilitates economic development through the efficient movement of people and goods."
Adopted May 19, 2010

CTC Background

The California Transportation Commission consists of eleven voting members and two non-voting ex-officio members. Of the eleven voting members, nine are appointed by the Governor, one is appointed by the Senate Rules Committee, and one is appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly. The two ex-officio non-voting members are appointed from the State Senate and Assembly, usually the respective chairs of the transportation policy committee in each house.


The Commission is responsible for the programming and allocating of funds for the construction of highway, passenger rail and transit improvements throughout California. The Commission, also advises and assists the Secretary of the California State Transportation Agency and the Legislature in formulating and evaluating state policies and plans for California’s transportation programs. The Commission is also an active participant in the initiation and development of State and Federal legislation that seeks to secure financial stability for the State's transportation needs.

The Commission is primarily responsible for the following activities:

  1. Adopting the biennial five-year State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).
  2. Reviewing and approving the Department’s Asset Management Plan composed of the biennial four-year State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP), critical Maintenance activities, and related performance measures to ensure consistency with applicable state and federal requirements per SB 486.
  3. Adopting the biennial five-year fund estimate of state and federal funds expected to be available for the STIP and SHOPP.
  4. Allocating state funds for capital projects, consistent with the STIP, SHOPP, Traffic Congestion Relief Program, Proposition 116 (Clean Air and Transportation Improvement Act of 1990), Proposition 1A (Safe, Reliable High-Speed Passenger Train Bond Act of the 21st Century), and Proposition 1B (Highway Safety, Traffic Reduction, Air Quality and Port Security Bond Act of 2006).
  5. Allocating state funds for capital grants from the Aeronautics Account and the Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Program Fund.
  6. Adopting guidelines for the development of Commission administered programs, regional transportation plans, and the California Transportation Plan.
  7. Review and prepare recommendations for transportation system improvements in the California Transportation Plan per SB 64.
  8. Approving project proposals for public private partnership agreements and authorizing projects for procurement utilizing the Design-Build Demonstration Program.
  9. Determining eligibility and approving new highway toll facilities in California per SB 194.
  10. Advising and assisting the Secretary of the California State Transportation Agency and the Legislature in formulating and evaluating state policies and plans for state transportation programs.
  11. Administration and project selection for the Active Transportation Program.