Sustainable Community-Based Transportation Equity Investments

Sustainable Community-Based Transportation Equity Investments supports the transportation needs (other than vehicle ownership) of low-income residents and those living in low-income, disadvantaged, and tribal communities. Transportation and mobility needs are not the same in all communities, so it is important to offer various options to be flexible and responsive to the community-identified needs. Currently, CARB's suite of clean mobility investments includes Planning and Capacity Building, Clean Mobility Options, Clean Mobility in Schools, and the Sustainable Transportation Equity Project. These projects provide funding for various clean mobility solutions including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Active transportation 
  • Fixed-route transit and school bus service
  • School-related vehicles and equipment
  • Shared mobility
  • Clean transportation, land use, and transportation equity plans
  • Outreach, engagement, and capacity building
  • Workforce training and development

These incentive projects are the result of multiple key legislative drivers, including Senate Bill (SB) 1275 (de León, Chapter 530, Statutes of 2014), SB 535 (de León, Chapter 830, Statutes of 2011), Assembly Bill (AB) 1550 (Gomez, Chapter 369, Statutes of 2016), and SB 350 (de León, Chapter 547, Statutes of 2015), but also recognize that increasing access and consumer awareness must be an ongoing process. In addition, equity projects follow SB 535’s direction that investments must benefit California’s low-income, disadvantaged, and tribal communities. These projects provide direct benefits to priority populations, such as reduced greenhouse gas, criteria pollutant, and toxics emissions, as well as other co-benefits.