970 mln dollars for transportation projects California
CALIFORNIA TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ALLOCATES NEARLY $1 BILLION IN NEW TRANSPORTATION FUNDING
Total transportation dollars reach a record $4.2 billion for 2005-06 fiscal year
Sacramento – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) 2006-06-08 set aside close to a billion dollars ($970 million) in new transportation funding for 362 projects throughout the state.
Major projects receiving funding allocations include:
- Los Angeles – $29.9 million was allocated for a project that will add new carpool lanes on State Route 60 between State Route 605 and Azusa Avenue.
- Sacramento – $44.2 million was allocated for two public transit projects. 95 Compressed Natural Gas buses and 40 paratransit vans will be purchased, and Light Rail will be extended from downtown Sacramento to the Amtrak station.
- San Bernardino – $25 million was allocated to construct new carpool lanes on six miles of Interstate 215 in downtown San Bernardino.
- Bay Area – $39.3 million was allocated to add auxiliary lanes, reconstruct an overcrossing and install ramp meters on Highway 101 from San Mateo to Millbrae.
- San Joaquin County – $6.2 million was allocated to add a new northbound lane to Interstate 5 between Interstate 205 and State Route 120, south of Stockton.
- San Diego – $9.2 million was allocated to construct 12 miles of double tracking between Escondido and Oceanside to improve the Pacific Surfliner intercity rail service.
Please see the list of project allocations by the CTC at www.dot.ca.gov