California Department of Transportation
Date: March 5, 2013
Contact: Kelly Markham
Phone: (213) 897-0303, firstname.lastname@example.org
$333 MILLION IN NEW FUNDING AWARDED
LOS ANGELES - The California Transportation Commission today allocated $333 million in new funding to 91 projects that will improve the state’s transportation system and strengthen California’s economic recovery.
TO UPGRADE TRANSPORTATION AND EXPAND STATE’S ECONOMY
“Investing in our transportation infrastructure creates a better future for all Californians,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty.
The allocations include $233 million from Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. In total, nearly $15 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been distributed statewide.
The remaining allocations ($100 million) came from assorted transportation accounts funded by state and federal dollars.
Notable local projects that received funding allocations are:
- $28.3 million for Phase II of the Exposition Light Rail, Culver City to Santa Monica
- $14.7 million for Interstate 110/State Route 47 Interchange Improvements
- $10.5 million for Phase II of the Port of Los Angeles Alameda Corridor Terminus/West Basin Rail Yard – Berth 200 Rail Yard Track Connection Improvements
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