Transportation Development Act (TDA) is one of the major funding
sources for public transit in California. The TDA provides two funding
the Local Transportation Fund (LTF) and
the State Transit Assistance (STA) fund
is derived from ¼ cent of the 7¼% general statewide sales tax. This ¼
cent of the sales tax is returned to every county in the state from
where the tax was collected.
is derived from sales tax on gasoline and diesel fuel. Fifty percent of STA funds are allocated according to population. The other fifty
percent is allocated according to the ratio of the total public transit
revenues that were generated in each area during the prior fiscal year.