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 2021/22
POPULATION AS OF JANUARY 1, 2020

Area

Population1

% Population

Cloverdale 9,213 1.87%
Cotati 7,533 1.53%
Healdsburg 12,089 2.45%
Petaluma 61,873 12.55%
Rohnert Park 43,069 8.74%
Santa Rosa 173,628 35.22%
Sebastopol 7,745 1.57%
Sonoma 11,050 2.24%
Windsor 28,248 5.73%
County 138.532 28.10%2
Total 492,980 100%

1 California Department of Finance – January 1, 2020 – 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 12,089  2.45%
Petaluma 61,873 12.55%
Santa Rosa 173,628 35.22%
County 245,390 49.78%
Total 492,980 100%