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Date: March 29, 2012
Contact: Chantel Miller
Phone: (209) 941-6562
$271 MILLION IN NEW FUNDING AWARDED TO UPGRADE TRANSPORTATION AND ENHANCE STATE’S ECONOMIC RECOVERY
Stockton - The California Transportation Commission today allocated $271 million in new funding to 73 projects that will improve the state’s highways and rail systems and enhance the state’s economic recovery.
“We are focused on reducing traffic congestion, increasing safety, and improving goods movement to boost California’s economy,” said Acting Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty.
The awarded funding includes $214 million from Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. In total, more than $11 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been distributed statewide.
The remaining $57 million in allocations came from assorted transportation accounts funded by state and federal dollars.
Among the projects that received funding today were:
- Amador County: $326,050 – improvements at the Jackson Vista Point in the gateway area of the City of Jackson.
- Stanislaus County: $140,000 – landscaping in the City of Patterson on El Circula Avenue, Salado Avenue and South Del Puerto Avenue.
Note to Media: Please see the attached file for more information about all projects that received allocations today.
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