The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $253 million in new funding to 30 projects that will improve the state’s transportation system and strengthen California’s economic recovery.
The allocations include $206 million from Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. In total, nearly $12 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been allocated statewide.
The remaining $47 million in allocations came from assorted transportation accounts funded by state and federal dollars.
Among the local projects that received funding allocations today were:
- $11.2 million to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) for a bike path extension in Los Angeles on the Exposition Rail right-of-way.
- $6.2 million to Metro to purchase 78 light rail vehicles.
- $4.5 million to Metro to purchase 150 CNG fueled with high capacity buses.
- $3.7 million to the Southern California Regional Rail Authority (Metrolink) to construct a highway-rail grade crossing in Glendale.