Feinstein Applauds Infrastructure Funds for California
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) applauded the U.S. Department of Transportation for awarding six California projects with grants from its Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program.
“The California projects that are receiving grants from the Transportation Department are critical to modernizing the state’s infrastructure,” Feinstein said. “These grants represent a boon to the economy and will ensure Californians continue to enjoy safe roads and greater access to transit.”
The California awardees follow:
• $11.8 million to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority for the Eastside Access Improvement project, which will create a network of sidewalks and bike lanes for pedestrians and bicyclists to access the new Regional Connector 1st/Central Station, set to open in 2020.
• $10.25 million to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority to improve the Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station. This project will lengthen the Metro Blue Line platform, link existing rail, bike and bus facilities and enhance pedestrian and car access.
• $10 million to the Cities of Industry and Diamond Bar to ease congestion at the confluence of state routes 57 and 60, including the construction of auxiliary lanes at the Grand Avenue interchange.
• $235,000 to the City of Goleta for the Hollister Avenue Complete Streets Corridor Plan. This planning project will help make Hollister Avenue safe and accessible by all modes of transportation, including bicyclists and pedestrians.
• $1.5 million to the City of West Sacramento for the Broadway Bridge Plan. These funds will complete the engineering and environmental reviews for the construction of a new bridge over the Sacramento River, just south of the Pioneer Bridge.
• $1 million to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission for the San Francisco Bay Area Core Capacity Transit Study. This study will evaluate and prioritize transit investment strategies to prepare for continued growth in the region.