380 mln dollars for transportation projects California

CALIFORNIA TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ALLOCATES $380 MILLION IN NEW TRANSPORTATION FUNDING

Sacramento – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has approved $380 million in new transportation funding for 134 projects throughout the state.

This is the first funding allocation for the 2006-07 fiscal year and continues an impressive upward trend from the previous fiscal year when a record $4.2 billion was allocated for over 1,200 transportation projects.

Highlights of the CTC’s funding allocations include:

  • Los Angeles – $26.5 million was allocated to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority to purchase 50 light rail vehicles for system-wide usage, including the Pasadena Gold Line and the Metro Eastside Extension.
  • Bay Area – $20 million was allocated to mass transit in the Bay Area. This includes $11 million to extend Bay Area Rapid Transit in Santa Clara County from Fremont to downtown San Jose and $9 million to extend San Francisco Muni’s Third Street Light Rail line to Chinatown.
  • San Bernardino – $27.7 million was allocated for collision severity reduction project that will improve safety on 100 miles of Interstate 15 between the California/Nevada state line and the town of Yermo.
  • San Diego – $3.4 million was allocated for a project that will construct five miles of a new six-lane freeway (State Route 56), which will provide a direct connection between Interstate 5 and Interstate 15.

For a list of allocated projects go to: www.dot.ca.gov/hq/transprog/ctcliaison.htm and click on “July 19-20 CTC Agenda Vote List.”