2660 Department of Transportation
Program Descriptions


The State and Federal Mass Transit subprogram, along with the Intercity Rail Passenger subprogram, make up the Mass Transportation Program, which provides leadership in the implementation of safe, effective public transportation, improved air quality, and environmental protection. The program achieves its objective through: (1) the administration of intercity rail service in California, including capital projects and rail car management, (2) management of state and federal capital and operations grant programs, (3) planning, support, and coordination of mass transportation services, and (4) administering the Public Transportation Modernization, Improvement and Service Enhancement Account of the Highway Safety, Traffic Reduction, Air Quality, and Port Security Bond Act of 2006 (Bond Act). Additionally, the Mass Transportation Program serves to: (1) improve intercity bus passenger service through enhanced services and facilities, (2) improve public transportation needs for all persons, including the elderly, the disabled, and the economically-disadvantaged, (3) improve urban/commuter rail services, and (4) enhance mobility options in congested corridors.