The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has granted $119 million to eight local governments, transit agencies and tribes in California to support transportation infrastructure projects.
Senators Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla (both Democrats from California) made the announcement on 10 August.
Funds come from the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) discretionary grant programme, which received a boost from last year’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to help communities modernise transportation infrastructure.
$20 million of the funding will be allocated for the Port of Los Angeles Maritime Support Facility Access/Terminal Island Rail System Project.
“The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that President Biden signed last year continues to deliver big wins for California,” said Senator Feinstein.
“This funding will help California continue to lead the way to cleaner, greener forms of transportation.”
Grants will be awarded as follows:
- $25 million for the California High-Speed Rail Authority’s Merced Extension Design Project.
- $23 million for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s Project to Transform Howard Street for Safe and Equitable Mobility.
- $20 million for the Port of Los Angeles Maritime Support Facility Access/Terminal Island Rail System Project.
- $15 million for the Inglewood Transit Connector Project.
- $15 million for the Yuba-Sutter Transit Authority’s Zero-Emission Bus Operations, Maintenance, and Administration Facility.
- $15 million for the City of Fontana’s Project to Better Connect the Inland Empire.
- $5 million for Mobility Zones in the Sacramento Region.
- $1.6 million for the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation in Del Norte County.
“As the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law continues to deliver for California, I’m proud to see significant investments from this historic legislation for local and regional transportation infrastructure projects,” added Senator Padilla.
“This funding for projects across the state, from San Francisco to the Central Valley and Los Angeles, will improve transportation safety, better connect our communities, and help keep our economy moving.”
Most recently, the USDOT’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) awarded a $3 million Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment (ATCMTD) grant to the Port of Los Angeles Gateway Project.