If $450 million is collected over 30 years, then $225 million will be available for Local Projects. Fifty percent (50%) of the funds will be allocated to this program. The local elected city councils and the Board of Supervisors will be the decision-making bodies for the use of these funds within their respective jurisdictions. Every year each City and the County will receive funding based on a formula using a base amount, population, and road miles. The goal is to improve the local transportation systems within each individual city and the County overall. Local agencies in Merced County know what their needs are and how best to address them. The funding will help cities and the County to meet maintenance needs and to rehabilitate their aging transportation systems. Funds can be used for all phases of project development and implementation. Funds can be used for new projects or programs, for safety improvements, or for maintenance or operation of existing projects or programs. Potential uses include but are not limited to:
This sub-category may be used for new projects or programs, for safety improvements, or for maintenance or operation of existing projects or programs. Funds can be used for all phases of project development and implementation.
This sub-category may also be used as an incentive or as matching funds for transportation-related components of sustainable communities and developments that help increase alternatives to automobiles.