LAO 2007-08 Budget Analysis: Transportation Issue-By-Issue TOC Analysis of the 2007-08 Budget Bill
Transportation Issue-By-Issue Contents


Expenditure Proposal and Trends

Spending by Major Program

Major Budget Changes

Crosscutting Issues

Funding for Transportation Programs

State Funding for Transportation

Funding Condition Improves in 2006-07

2007-08 Budget Proposals

Slim PTA Balance Could Evaporate; Expenditure Priorities Should Be Established

Home-to-School Transportation Proposal Requires Substantial Spillover

Reduce PTA Volatility; Increase STA Funding Predictability

If Tribal Bonds Not Issued, Repayments to Transportation Would Span Far Into Future

Maintenance and Rehabilitation Needs Outpacing Available Funds

Implementation of the Transportation Bond


Major Provisions of Proposition 1B

Governor’s Proposal

Issues for Legislative Consideration

Determining Project Eligibility

Adopting Additional Evaluation Criteria for Project Selection

Encouraging Timely Project Delivery

Ensuring Oversight Measures Are in Place

Identifying Personnel Resources to Deliver Projects

Streamlining Measures to Improve Project Delivery

Appropriating the Bond Funds


Appropriating Proposition 1B Funds

Provide Bond Funding Annually to Enhance Legislative Oversight

Authority to Transfer Bond Funds Circumvents Accountability

Appropriations Requested in Current Year Would Not Be Used

Motor Vehicle Account Condition

MVA Faces Outyear Deficits Without Corrective Actions

Departmental Issues

State Transit Assistance (2640)

Budget Proposes No Spillover for STA

Budget Overestimates Offset Amount

Future STA Funding Level Sizeable

Department of Transportation (2660)

Addressing Issues in the Traffic Congestion Relief Program (TCRP)

State Funding for Projects Has Been Delayed, Repayment Could Span Far Into Future

Delayed State Funding and Cost Increases Have Impeded Project Delivery

Address Issues in the TCRP

Other Issues

Maintenance Needs Not Fully Funded in Budget

Capital Outlay Support (COS) Request Will Be Amended

Department Should Report on Virtual Traffic Monitoring Stations Pilot

Department and CTC Should Report on Proposition 1B Administrative Costs

High-Speed Rail Authority (2665)

Time to Bite the Bullet for the Bullet Train

California Highway Patrol (2720)

Biennial Inspection of Terminals Proposal Is Flawed

Patrol Staffing Request Overbudgeted

Overtime Funding for Tactical Alerts: Legislative Oversight Needed

CHP Radio Replacement: Report Due in March

Department of Motor Vehicles (2740)

Update on Federal Real ID Act

Real ID Planning Money: Report Due in February