California Department of Transportation
Date: January 30, 2014
District: 7, Los Angeles and Ventura counties
Contact: Public Affairs
Phone: (213) 897-3656
$138 MILLION IN NEW TRANSPORTATION FUNDING WILL UPGRADE STATE’S TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM AND DRIVE ECONOMIC GROWTH
LOS ANGELES – The California Transportation Commission has allocated $138 million in new funding to 32 projects that will improve highways, bridges, and passenger rail and further strengthen the state’s economy.
“From one end of the state to the other, transportation projects are providing good paying jobs while at the same time reducing traffic congestion for the people and businesses in California,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty.
The allocations include approximately $25 million from Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. To date, more than $17 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been put to work statewide for transportation purposes.
The remaining $113 million in allocations came from assorted transportation accounts funded by state and federal dollars.
Highlights of the funding allocations include:
- $6.5 million for the Raymer to Bernson Double Track Project, which will add track capacity on the Ventura County line and reduce train traffic interference from commuter and freight rail.
- $8.5 million for the Metrolink High-Speed Readiness Program, specifically, for acquisition of three additional high-powered locomotives for Metrolink’s commuter rail service.
- $19.1 million for pavement improvements on 95 lane miles of State Route 118 in Moorpark and Simi Valley from State Route 23 to the Los Angeles County line
Please see the attached file for more information about all projects that received allocations
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