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