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12/06/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/07/2018 05:18

Feinstein: Transportation Grants Vital to California’s Economy

Washington-Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today announced the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded four California projects $72.5 million in grants from its BUILD Transportation Discretionary Grant program, formerly known as TIGER grants.

Congress tripled the funding for the program this year to $1.5 billion. California's $72.5 million is double what California received on average during the Obama administration and eight times the amount received last year.

'Investment in our transportation infrastructure is necessary for California's long-term economic growth,' said Senator Feinstein. 'These grants, combined with state and private funding, will ensure these vital projects can move forward.

'I know there are other important projects that still need funding in California. I'll keep pushing to ensure every project has a fair shot at federal funding.'

California projects

  • $15 million for San Francisco roadway improvements on Market Street between 6th and 8th streets, including roadway resurfacing, streetcar track replacement, upgrading traffic signals and a new F-line streetcar turnaround loop at McAllister Street and Charles J. Brenham Place.
  • $20 million for Imperial County to widen the existing bridge at the Calexico Border Patrol Station to accommodate two additional northbound commercial truck lanes, two additional northbound passenger vehicle lanes, and bicycle and pedestrian improvements.
  • $17.5 million for Kern County to widen 5 miles of Route 46 to four lanes in each direction, add 1 mile of bike lanes and sidewalks, and build a new bridge.
  • $20 million for Stanislaus County to build 3 miles of the new SR 108 North County Corridor, a six-lane expressway.

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