Tue. May 17th, 2022

The San Gabriel Valley government is expected to allocate more than $ 22 million over the next four years to active transportation, improvements to bus systems and first / last mile projects.

The funds in measure M -subregional programs will be disbursed from 2022 to 2025. The money will come from the voter-approved measure M 1/2 cent sales tax. SGVCOG this cycle prioritizes “regional projects to maximize regional transportation benefits.”

“The last cycle focused on local benefits, and that’s great, but our board this time wanted to increase regional benefits,” said Alexander Fung, SGVCOG Senior Management Analyst. “Not many improvements have been made on a regional basis, and this cycle addresses that,” Fung added.

Up to $ 15 million will go to projects that need planning, design and construction; and $ 7 million goes to project planning and design. Cities applying for the $ 7 million fund can use up to $ 1 million per year. Project.

Next year, active transportation projects will be funded $ 2.6 million, bus improvements $ 624,765 and improvements to the last mile $ 2.2 million, with each year increasing incrementally.

Breakdown of measure M subregional program funds for 2022-2025.  The estimate for 2025 will be available later this month, says Alexander Fung, Senior Management Analyst at SGVCOG.  Image: SGVCOG
Breakdown of measure M subregional program funds for 2022-2025. The estimate for 2025 will be available later this month, says Alexander Fung, Senior Management Analyst at SGVCOG. Image: SGVCOG

The estimate for 2025 will be available this month.

While staff recommendations for projects are expected to be released on November 1, feedback and review will last until at least May 2022. Project recommendations will be reviewed by several steering groups and advisory committees of SGVCOG and its Board of Directors. The public will have the opportunity to comment on the project recommendations during November. Later is the final approval from the Metro board.

Award winners are given up to three years to use their funds. If not used, the prizes must return the money to the subregional pool for the next cycle of prizes.

Applicants can also pool multiple projects into a single proposal, Fung said, but they still need to be able to show that they are improving the regional corridors, which may include reflecting ideas from planning documents like Metro at a distance.

To be eligible for one of the total $ 15 million, projects must have 20 percent “local match” funded by the applicant, and project design must be at least 25 percent completed. These projects must also be identified in at least one participating agency’s five-year project improvement list. Acquisitions will not be funded. Projects vying for the $ 7 million pot must have designs that must be at least 10 percent complete.

Projects that have received funding from the first cycle for the financial year 2017-2021 can also apply for this cycle.

Applications must be submitted before October 18 at. 17.00 to afung@sgvcog.org. Complete application information, scoring criteria and guidelines can be found on the MSP website.

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