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

For Fiscal Year 2019/20
POPULATION AS OF JANUARY 1, 2018

Area

Population1

% Population

Cloverdale 9,134 1.81%
Cotati 7,716 1.53%
Healdsburg 12,061 2.40%
Petaluma 62,708 12.46%
Rohnert Park 43,598 8.66%
Santa Rosa 178,488 35.46%
Sebastopol 7,786 1.55%
Sonoma 11,390 2.26%
Windsor 28,060 5.57%
County 142,391 28.29%2
Total 503,332 100%

1 California Department of Finance – January 1, 2018 – 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

Population

% Population

Healdsburg 12,061  2.40%
Petaluma 62,708 12.46%
Santa Rosa 178,488 35.46%
County 250,075 49.68%
Total 503,332 100%