California Government Code
The authority shall have the power to apply for, receive, and expend funds for public transportation ferries and related facilities and services, and emergency water transportation for disaster recovery within the bay area region, including, but not limited to, all direct and indirect distributions of federal, state, and regional funds and the issuance of any future state or local bonds. Any allocation or distribution of federal, state, and regional funds designated for the San Francisco Bay Area Water Transit Authority shall be transferred to the authority and the authority shall be as fully entitled to new allocation or distribution of funds as if it were the San Francisco Bay Area Water Transit Authority, including, without limitation, funds derived from the increase in tolls on state-owned bridges in the bay area pursuant to the expenditures plan approved by the Legislature in Chapter 715 of the Statutes of 2003. The authority shall be entitled to receive and shall be disbursed funds under subdivision (b) of Section 8879.57 that would have been allocated to any waterborne transit agency that, as of the effective date of that section, would not be or have been eligible to receive State Transit Assistance Funds but for the effect of this act. Pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 8879.61, if the authority receives grant awards allocated from funds pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 8879.57, it shall not be eligible to receive grant awards from funds allocated pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 8879.57.