California Department of Transportation
Headquarters - Public Affairs Office
Mark J. DeSio
January 17, 2007
CALTRANS SUBMITS ITS PROJECT LIST FOR
FIRST PHASE OF TRANSPORTATION BOND FUNDING
Sacramento – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has submitted a list of recommended projects for funding from the $19.9 billion transportation bond voters approved in November.
The list was submitted to the California Transportation Commission (CTC), which on February 28 will release the final list of projects that will receive funding from the $4.5 billion Corridor Mobility Improvement Account (CMIA). The CMIA is the first pool of bond money to be allocated from the voter-approved transportation bond, known as Proposition 1B.
“These projects were selected following months of consultation with our transportation partners throughout the state – they are the cream of the crop,” said Caltrans Director Will Kempton. “Caltrans is ready to deliver on Governor Schwarzenegger’s promise to rebuild California’s transportation system.”
Projects must start construction by 2012, and those with the promise of relieving traffic congestion and making highways safer have the best chance of being funded.
See the attached PDF file for the complete list of CMIA projects Caltrans is recommending.