California Department of Transportation
Date: February 23, 2012
District: District 7 – Los Angeles & Ventura Counties
Contact: Patrick Chandler
$253 MILLION IN NEW FUNDING WILL BOOST ECONOMIC GROWTH AND IMPROVE TRANSPORTATION
LOS ANGELES – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $253 million in new funding to 30 projects that will improve the state’s transportation system and strengthen California’s economic recovery.
“From one end of the state to the other, transportation projects are providing good paying jobs while at the same time reducing traffic congestion for people and businesses in California,” said Acting Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty.
The allocations include $206 million from Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. In total, nearly $12 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been allocated statewide.
The remaining $47 million in allocations came from assorted transportation accounts funded by state and federal dollars.
Among the projects that received funding allocations today were:
- $11.2 million to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) for a bike path extension in Los Angeles on the Exposition Rail right-of-way.
- $6.2 million to Metro to purchase 78 light rail vehicles.
- $4.5 million to Metro to purchase 150 CNG fueled with high capacity buses.
- $3.7 million to the Southern California Regional Rail Authority (Metrolink) to construct a highway-rail grade crossing in Glendale.
Please see the attached file for more information about all projects that received allocations today.
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