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Programming & Allocations Committee

The Programming and Allocations 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.

For assistance, please contact Kimberly Ward,

Nick Josefowitz, Chair
Carol Dutra-Vernaci, Vice Chair
Margaret Abe-Koga
Federal D. Glover
Gina Papan
Hillary Ronen
Libby Schaaf
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 Plan Bay Area revenue forecast through 2040.

State and federal transportation funds make up just 16 percent and 11 percent, 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 in 2015 would have to be 29 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.

The 2015 adjustment effectively reduced the state gas tax by 5.5 cents per gallon.