11/19/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/19/2021 15:06
Washington-Senators Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla (both D-Calif.) today announced the Department of Transportation has awarded $58 million in grant funding for California transit projects. The funds are part of the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity Grant Program.
The funds will go to the San Francisco County Transportation Authority, the City of Oakland, the Yolo County Transportation District and the California High-Speed Rail Authority Project.
"My thanks to Secretary Buttigieg and the Transportation Department for these grants that will help California continue to modernize our transportation infrastructure," Feinstein said. "These projects include providing safer, more connected bikeways and walkways in San Francisco; assisting the City of Wasco with creating safer railway infrastructure; and connecting biking and walking paths in Oakland and Yolo County. Promoting cleaner, safer modes of transportation is a key part of improving California's infrastructure."
"From day one, I have worked to ensure that we use our infrastructure investments to help reconnect our communities, and I am proud to see federal efforts to do just that," Senator Padilla said. "From San Francisco to Wasco, this critical funding will help make our roads and bridges safer, help decongest our highways, and allow for more Californians to access our outdoor trails. As we continue to make significant investments in our state and nation's aging infrastructure, I will continue to advocate for funding that serves our most in-need communities."
The projects receiving grants include: