California Department of Transportation

California Department of Transportation

Date: August 11, 2011
District: District 11 – San Diego and Imperial Counties
Contact: Public Information Officer Cathryne Bruce-Johnson
Phone: Office: (619) 688-6670, Cell: (858) 688-1431

$2.2 Billion in New Funding Allocated to Transportation Projects to help drive State’s Economic Growth

SAN DIEGO – Continuing the push to rebuild California’s infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $2.2 billion in new funding to 146 highway, transit, and rail projects statewide.

The funding included $863 million from Proposition 1B, a 2006 voter-approved transportation bond. To date, the state has allocated more than $9 billion in Proposition 1B funds.

“We are putting transportation dollars to work creating jobs and making transportation improvements that will benefit Californians now and for decades to come,” said Acting Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty.

Highlights of the funding allocations include:

• $4 million for a project that will construct four miles of double track on the Los Angeles-San Diego Rail Corridor, and
• $349,784 to restore and enhance 8 acres of sensitive vernal pool and chaparral habitat on the city of San Diego’s Carmel Mountain preserve.

For information about all projects that received allocations please see:

# # # #