California Freight Investment Program (CFIP)
The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act was signed into law on December 4, 2015 and established a new formula freight fund under the National Highway Freight Program for a five-year period. The National Highway Freight Program provides approximately $582 million of apportionments to California over the five-year period of the FAST Act. In addition to the National Highway Freight Program funding, Assembly Bill 133 (Weber, 2016) provided an $11 million Traffic Congestion Relief Fund loan repayment to be used for trade corridor improvements. The Department of Finance has concurred with th Commission’s intent to administer the loan repayment funds through this effort.
On June 27, 2016 the Governor signed Senate Bill 826 (Leno, 2016), which directs the California Transportation Commission (Commission) to allocate federal National Highway Freight Program formula funds to corridor-based projects selected by local agencies and the state.
Since Commission is responsible for programming, allocating, and administering these state and federal funds, staff conducted a series of public workshops to solicit input on key issues. Based on this input and the criteria set forth in the FAST Act, staff developed guidelines for the California Freight Investment Program.
The adoption of the California Freight Investment Guidelines has been postponed with the passage of Senate Bill (SB) 1, (Beall, 2017) which created the Trade Corridor Enhancement Program. Additional legislation has been approved with the passage of Senate Bill 103 which provides more specific direction on the implementation on the Trade Corridor Enhancement Program funds and combines the federal National Highway Freight Program funds into this new program.
Additional workshops are being held to develop the Trade Corridor Enhancement Program guidelines. More information can be found on our Senate Bill 1 webpage.
- Final California Freight Investment Program Guidelines - withdrawn at the May CTC meeting 05/17/17
- Draft California Freight Investment Program Guidelines - 03/13/17
- Discussion Draft California Freight Investment Program Guidelines - 02/23/17
|November 2016 thru April 2017||Hold public workshops|
|December 7-8, 2016 CTC Meeting||Provide progress update|
|January 18-19, 2017 CTC Meeting||Provide progress update|
|February 2017||Issue Preliminary Draft Guidelines|
|March 16-17, 2017 CTC Meeting||Present Draft Guidelines|
|May 17-18, 2017 CTC Meeting||Adopt Final Guidelines|
- Senate Bill 103
- Senate Bill 1
- Federal Implementation Guidance
- Federal Question & Answers
- Federal Fact Sheet
- State Senate Bill 826
- State Assembly Bill 133
For additional California Freight Investment Program information, contact: