Programming & Allocations Committee
The Programming & Allocations Committee develops the policies and recommendations about how to spend state and federal funds.
The Programming and Allocations Committee makes recommendations on how to spend available state and federal funds. The Committee:
- Develops regional policies and recommendations for spending state and federal transportation dollars
- Allocates funding for various transportation projects and programs
- Reviews projects for consistency with regional priorities and air quality laws
This 10-member committee meets the second Wednesday of each month at 9:40 a.m. or immediately following the meeting of the Administration Committee, whichever comes later.
Kimberly Ward, Executive Office
Phone: (415) 778-5367
- David Rabbitt, Chair
- Gina Papan, Vice Chair
- Margaret Abe-Koga
- Cindy Chavez
- Federal D. Glover
- Nate Miley
- Hillary Ronen
- Amy R. Worth
- Non-Voting Member: Dina El-Tawansy
Local and regional funding sources such as transit fares, bridge tolls and transportation sales taxes account for over two-thirds of the $292 billion revenue forecast through 2040.
State and federal transportation funds make up just 16% and 11%, respectively, of the Bay Area’s long-term investment budget.
- The 18.4 cents per gallon federal gas tax has remained unchanged since 1994.
- The gas tax is the primary source of revenue for federal transportation investment.
- To have the same purchasing power that it had back in 1994, the federal gas tax today would have to be more than 32 cents per gallon.
- The state gasoline tax includes both a fixed portion of 18 cents per gallon, and a variable portion that adjusts each February.
- This adjustment is based on a forecast of gas prices and consumption for the next fiscal year.