Local Bus Transit

Measure M contributes 10% of its revenue to the Local Bus Transit (LBT) Program. Throughout Sonoma County public transportation is operated to provide a viable alternative to the private automobile.

Bus transit funding is allocated quarterly to each of the bus transit operators in Sonoma County: Sonoma County Transit, Santa Rosa CityBus and Petaluma Transit. Each year an estimate of Measure M funding is included in the annual Coordinated Claim.

The bus transit operators use Measure M funds to maintain and, when possible, expand service. Transit operators are required to submit a letter to the SCTA on an annual basis outlining how the Measure M funding was spent, a description of what projects or activities were completed and how performance standards were met.

Measure M Local Bus Transit (LBT) Program Distribution Ratios

Fiscal Year 2018/19
POPULATION AS OF JANUARY 1, 2017

Area

Population1

% Population

Cloverdale 8,931 1.77%
Cotati 7,272 1.44%
Healdsburg 11,800 2.34%
Petaluma 60,941 12.06%
Rohnert Park 42,067 8.33%
Santa Rosa 176,799 35.00%
Sebastopol 7,579 1.50%
Sonoma 10,989 2.18%
Windsor 27,371 5.42%
County 151,371 29.97%2
Total 505,120 100%

1 California Department of Finance – January 1, 2017 – Based on published population by entity.
2 See below for adjusted calculation for TDA formula

LOCAL BUS TRANSIT (LBT) PROGRAM DISTRIBUTION RATIOS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2018/19

Distribution to Transit Operators based on TDA Population Percentages Above

Area

Population1

% Population

Healdsburg 11,800 2.34%
Petaluma 60,941 12.06%
Santa Rosa 176,799 35.00%
County 255,580 50.60%
Total 505,120 100%2