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SB 1 (Beall) Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017


SB1-Logo.pngFor cities, SB 1 will double the amount of revenues they each receive from the state for their local street maintenance and rehabilitation needs. Annually, $500 to $650 million will go to cities statewide, allocated on a per capita basis. A vast majority of the new revenues for cities will come out of the newly created Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Account (RMRA) where cities will have to prioritize fixing their existing infrastructure first before having some additional flexibility for those funds for other transportation needs. 

Below, is a listing of the estimated revenue generated from of SB 1 and when they go into effect:

  • $1.8 billion – 12 cent increase to gasoline excise tax (Nov. 1, 2017)
  • $730 million – 20 cent increase to diesel excise tax (Nov. 1, 2017)
  • $300 million – 4% addition to diesel sales tax (Nov. 1, 2017)
  • $704 million – One-time loan repayment (2017-2020)
  • $1.6 billion – $25-$175 transportation improvement fee (Jan 1, 2018)
  • $1.1 billion – 17.3 cent reset of price-based gas tax (July 1, 2019)
  • $20 million - $100 zero emission vehicle registration fee (July 1, 2020)

SB 1 Toolkit (Updated: 03/21/18)

The goal of the city and county toolkit is to help you inform and educate your community about projects and associated benefits that are being made possible by SB 1 – the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017. The information is most informative/effective when you provide specific details about local projects happening in your city/county.

For more information on SB 1 projects and locations, visit CalTrans/CalSTA's website, Rebuilding CA.

SB 1 (Beall) - Bill Text, Summary, and Analysis

ACA 5 (Frazier) - Bill Text

Funding Estimates

California Transportation Commission:
Local Streets and Roads Funding - Annual Reports, Reporting Guidelines and Online Project List Intake Tool

The California Transportation Committee (CTC) created reporting guidelines and an intake tool to meet the reporting requirements outlined in SB 1., which include the Road Repair And Accountability Act Of 2017, Local Streets And Roads Funding Annual Reporting Guidelines. These guidelines outline the process for cities to submit their project lists and expenditure reports to the CTC to establish eligilbilty for recieving SB 1 funds.

Each year, every city must submit a project list, adopted by resoultion, of projects to be funded with SB 1 funds by May 1 to the CTC's via their online SB 1 project list intake tool

In addtion to submitting the project list, cities must also submit an annual expenditure report by October 1 to the CTC via their online SB 1 expenditure report tool.

Addtionally, the CTC is required to create several annual reports based on the information recieved from the reporting requirements seth forth in the Road Repair And Accountability Act Of 2017 .

State Controller's Office:
Guidelines on Gas Tax Expenditures

Previous Webinars

SB 1 Grant Funding Opportunities

Sustainable Communities and Climate Adaptation Grants Program
Active Transportation Program
State-Local Partnership Program
Solutions for Congested Corridors Program
Trade Corridors Enhancement Program
Rail and Transit Funding Programs

Coalition to Protect Local Transportation Improvements

The League of California Cities® is part of the Coalition to Protect LocalTransportation Improvements, a broad coalition of cities, counties, labor, business and transportation advocates that formed to meet Gov. Jerry Brown’s call to address California’s chronic transportation infrastructure funding shortfall. This coalition supports protecting transportation dollars by supporting Proposition 69 and opposing any repeal of SB 1.

 More information about the coalition and on how to join can be found at fixcaroads.com and on twitter at @FixCARoads

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