Friday, Jan. 21, 2011
Contact: Media Information Officer Edward Cartagena
Phone: (619) 688-6670
$1 Billion Allocated to Improve Transportation and Expand State's Economy
SACRAMENTO – Continuing the push to rebuild California’s infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $1 billion to 107 transportation projects statewide, including $838 million from Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. San Diego will receive a total of $79.8 million for local projects. The remaining allocations came from assorted state and federal transportation accounts.
“From one end of the state to the other, transportation projects are providing jobs and improving mobility for people and businesses in California,” said Caltrans Director Cindy McKim.
Since its passage, $6.8 billion in Proposition 1B funding has been allocated by Caltrans and the CTC. Highlights of today’s funding allocations include:
State Route 78 - $10.5 million to construct an auxiliary lane between Woodland Parkway/Barham Drive to Nordahl Road.
State Route 78 - $3.8 million for the extension of the freeway connector from Nordahl Road to Interstate 15.
Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) will receive $10.5 million to upgrade freight signaling system to increase efficiency and $15.5 million for the installation of a signal reversing system and track improvements.
MTS also received $31 million to purchase 57 new state-of-the-art light rail vehicles.
North County Transit District received two allocations totaling $8.5 million for rail collision avoidance technology along the Los Angeles to San Diego rail corridor from San Diego to San Onofre and the Pacific Surfliner Corridor.
For information about all projects that received allocations please visit: ttp://www.dot.ca.gov/docs/ctcprojectallocationsjanuary2011.pdf
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