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California Department of Transportation
January 20, 2011
District 7 – Los Angeles
Contact: Kelly Markham
Phone: (213) 897-0303
$1 BILLION ALLOCATED TO IMPROVE TRANSPORTATION
AND EXPAND STATE'S ECONOMY
Sacramento – Continuing the push to rebuild California’s infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $1 billion to 107 transportation projects statewide, including $838 million from Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. The remaining allocations came from assorted state and federal transportation accounts.
“From one end of the state to the other, transportation projects are providing jobs and improving mobility for people and businesses in California,” said Caltrans Director Cindy McKim.
Since its passage, $6.8 billion in Proposition 1B funding has been allocated by Caltrans and the CTC. Highlights of today’s funding allocations include:
- $46.55 million to install rail collision avoidance technology along the Metrolink system and Pacific Surfliner Intercity Rail Corridor.
- $2.94 million to install rail collision avoidance technology along the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad tracks from Los Angles to Fullerton.
- $20 million to convert high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes to high occupancy toll (HOT) lanes along the I-10 and I-110 corridors.
- $33.99 million for the acquisition of 100 compressed natural gas (CNG) buses by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority.
For information about all projects that received allocations please visit:
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