The Sonoma County Transportation Authority was formed as
a result of legislation passed in 1990. The SCTA serves as the
coordinating and advocacy agency for transportation funding for
Sonoma County, an amount of approximately $60,000,000 annually.
The SCTA is governed by a twelve member Board of Directors. Nine
of these members are chosen from the Councils of the nine incorporated
cities or towns, and three are chosen from the County Board of
Supervisors. The Authority holds public meetings on the second
Monday (except holidays) of each month at the Sonoma County Planning
Commission hearing room in Santa Rosa.
Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit. The agency responsible
for building and operating rail transit in Marin and Sonoma counties.
MTC The Metropolitan
Transportation Commission has many publications and reports available.
It is especially useful for travel and transportation data for
One report, Moving Costs, contains a summary of the budget process.Citizen's
Guide to "Transportation Financese" contains a summary
of much of the jargon. To reach it directly, click
Caltrans The very large
organization responsible primarily for the State's highways.