Santa Cruz METRO relies upon grants from a number of other entities throughout the year for more than 33% of its FY15 operating revenue and 96% of its FY15 capital funding. 


Transportation Development Act (TDA), State Transit Assistance (STA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) annually allocate funds by formula while others such as the Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District’s AB2766 Motor Vehicle Emissions Reduction Program and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) discretionary planning grants are competitively awarded based on merit. 


Santa Cruz METRO relies on both formula and discretionary grant revenue to support its operating and capital budgets.

For more information on Santa Cruz METRO grant activity, please contact:


Wondimu Mengistu
Capital Planning & Grants Program Manager

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