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The California Transportation Commission has adopted 148 biking and walking projects in the state's 2014 Active Transportation Program or ATP.

The California Transportation Commission, CTC, has adopted 148 biking and walking projects, collectively valued at more than $430 million in the state's 2014 Active Transportation Program, ATP, making it the nation's largest. The CTC will allocate nearly $221 million to the projects at its future meetings.

"We started the Active Transportation Program to establish California as a national leader in developing bike and pedestrian facilities," said California State Transportation Agency Secretary Brian Kelly. "This program is the nation's largest state commitment to bicycling, walking and other forms of active transportation and will increase transportation options for all Californians, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving public health and safety."

Last year, Governor Brown signed legislation (Senate Bill 99, Chapter 359 and Assembly Bill 101, Chapter 354) creating the ATP. The new program replaced a patchwork of small grant programs with a comprehensive program.

Caltrans received approximately 770 applications from cities and counties across California, totaling nearly $1 billion in project requests, an excess in demand of three-to-one. California's nine largest Metropolitan Planning Organizations (Bay Area, Fresno, Sacramento, San Diego, Southern California, San Jose, Stanislaus, Tulare, and Kern) are still eligible to recommend projects to the CTC on an additional $147 million in active transportation funds designated specifically to their regions based on population. The CTC will adopt projects submitted by MPOs in November.

For more information about the ATP, please click here.

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