Regional Surface Transportation Program
The Regional Surface Transportation Program (RSTP) provides funding for a broad range of capacity, operational, and congestion mitigation related improvements. Projects include road widening, rehabilitation, transit capital, research, environmental enhancements, intelligent transportation systems, planning, and others.
California's apportionment is estimated at $3 billion for the term of SAFETEA, of which San Bernardino County's share is approximately $109.3 million. The SANBAG Board of Directors issues periodic calls-for-projects, typically in a mountain/desert call and a valley call, where local agencies within San Bernardino County can compete for allocation of these funds. There is a non-federal matching fund requirement of 11.47 percent for most RSTP-eligible projects. RSTP funds are awarded on a reimbursement basis through the Caltrans Local Assistance process. Fund recipients are required to receive authorization from Caltrans before any reimbursable work begins.