California Government Code

Sec. § 8879.57


Funds made available, upon appropriation of the Legislature, from the Transit System Safety, Security, and Disaster Response Account, created in subdivision (h) of Section 8879.23, shall be allocated as follows:

(a)

(1)Sixty percent of available funds shall be allocated for capital expenditures to agencies and transit operators eligible to receive State Transit Assistance funds using the formula in Sections 99313 and 99314 of the Public Utilities Code, including commuter rail operators eligible to receive State Transit Assistance funds. Of these funds, 50 percent shall be allocated to eligible agencies using the formula in Section 99314 of the Public Utilities Code, and 50 percent shall be allocated to eligible agencies using the formula in Section 99313 of the Public Utilities Code, subject to the provisions governing funds allocated under those sections. Funds allocated to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission using the formula in Section 99313 of the Public Utilities Code shall be suballocated to transit operators within its jurisdiction using the formula in Section 99314 of the Public Utilities Code. In the region served by the multicounty transportation planning agency described in Section 130004 of the Public Utilities Code, funds that are to be allocated using the formula in Section 99314 of the Public Utilities Code for the Southern California Regional Rail Authority shall be allocated to the applicable county transportation commission in each county served by the authority within that region. The county transportation commission, subject to the applicable provisions governing funds allocated under that section that are consistent with this section, shall use or allocate the funds for eligible capital expenditures as described in paragraph (2), including, but not limited to, eligible expenditures on the system of the Southern California Regional Rail Authority. The county transportation commission may suballocate these funds to the Southern California Regional Rail Authority for those purposes.

(2)

Eligible capital expenditures shall include either of the following:

(A)

A capital project that provides increased protection against a security or safety threat, including, but not limited to, the following:

(i)

Construction or renovation projects that are designed to enhance the security of public transit stations, tunnels, guideways, elevated structures, or other transit facilities and equipment.

(ii)

Explosive device mitigation and remediation equipment.
(iii)Chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear explosives search, rescue, or response equipment.

(iv)

Interoperable communications equipment.

(v)

Physical security enhancement equipment.

(vi)

The installation of fencing, barriers, gates, or related security enhancements that are designed to improve the physical security of transit stations, tunnels, guideways, elevated structures, or other transit facilities and equipment.
(vii)Other safety- or security-related projects approved by the Office of Emergency Services.

(B)

Capital expenditures to increase the capacity of transit operators to develop disaster response transportation systems that can move people, goods, and emergency personnel and equipment in the aftermath of a disaster impairing the mobility of goods, people, and equipment.

(b)

(1)Twenty-five percent of available funds shall be allocated for capital expenditures to regional public waterborne transit agencies authorized to operate a regional public water transit system, including the operation of water transit vessels, terminals, and feeder buses, and not otherwise eligible to receive State Transit Assistance funds as of the effective date of this article. Funds shall be allocated for eligible capital expenditures that enhance the capacity of regional public waterborne transit agencies to provide disaster response transportation systems that can move people, goods, and emergency personnel and equipment in the aftermath of a disaster or emergency.

(2)

Eligible capital expenditures include, but are not limited to, the construction or acquisition of new vessels, the capital improvement or construction of docks, terminals, or other waterborne transit facilities, the purchase of related equipment, and the construction of fueling facilities. A project shall (A) provide capital facilities and equipment to a regional public waterborne transit system that enhances the ability of the system to respond to a regional emergency, (B) be included in a regional plan, including, but not limited to, a regional plan for waterborne transit expansion or disaster response preparedness, and (C) provide maximum flexibility in responding to disasters or emergencies.

(c)

(1)Fifteen percent of available funds shall be made available for capital expenditures to the intercity passenger rail system described in Section 14035 and to the commuter rail systems operated by the entities specified in Section 14072 and in Section 99314.1 of the Public Utilities Code.

(2)

Eligible capital expenditures shall include either of the following:

(A)

A capital project that provides increased protection against a security or safety threat, including, but not limited to, the following:

(i)

Construction or renovation projects that are designed to enhance the security of public transit stations, tunnels, guideways, elevated structures, or other transit facilities and equipment.

(ii)

Explosive device mitigation and remediation equipment.
(iii)Chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear explosives search, rescue, or response equipment.

(iv)

Interoperable communications equipment.

(v)

Physical security enhancement equipment.

(vi)

The installation of fencing, barriers, gates, or related security enhancements that are designed to improve the physical security of transit stations, tunnels, guideways, elevated structures, or other transit facilities and equipment.
(vii)Other safety- or security-related projects approved by the Office of Emergency Services.

(B)

Capital expenditures to increase the capacity of transit operators to develop disaster response transportation systems that can move people, goods, and emergency personnel and equipment in the aftermath of a disaster impairing the mobility of goods, people, and equipment.

(d)

(1)An entity that is eligible to receive funds pursuant to subdivision (a) or (c) shall, within 45 days of the date the Controller makes public the list of eligible recipients pursuant to Section 8879.58, provide a document, in a form as designated by the Office of Emergency Services, to the Office of Emergency Services that indicates the intent to use those funds, the project or projects for which the funds will be used, and a schedule of funds to be drawn down. If the entity does not submit the document required under this paragraph, the funds allocated to the entity pursuant to subdivision (a) or (c) shall be reallocated by the Office of Emergency Services in accordance with paragraph (2). This paragraph also applies to transit operators receiving a suballocation from a transportation planning agency, in which case the operator rather than the transportation planning agency is required to provide the document.

(2)

The Office of Emergency Services shall notify the transportation planning agency if funds allocated to an entity within the region of the transportation planning agency are being reallocated pursuant to paragraph (1). The transportation planning agency shall have 30 days to provide a document, in a form as designated by the Office of Emergency Services, to the Office of Emergency Services indicating its intent to distribute those funds to transit operators or rail operators for purposes authorized under subdivision (a) or (c). An agency providing that document shall receive an allocation of the funds. If the transportation planning agency does not provide the document within 30 days, the Office of Emergency Services may allocate the funds on a competitive basis, pursuant to guidelines established by the Office of Emergency Services, to an entity in a different region of the state that is an eligible entity under subdivision (a) or (c). An eligible entity that is notified that it will be awarded these funds shall, as a condition of receiving the funds, satisfy the requirements of paragraph (1) within 45 days of being advised of the reallocation. As used in this subdivision, “transportation planning agency” includes the county transportation commission in counties that have such a commission.

(3)

The formula that applies to State Transit Assistance funds shall not apply to a reallocation of funds under this subdivision.
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