Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today applauded news that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Fresno and Lancaster nearly $20 million in Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) grants.
“I’m pleased to see these grants awarded to two California cities that plan to put them to good use,” Senator Feinstein said. “Fresno will be able to dedicate more than $10 million to improving Highway 99, which runs almost the entire length of the Central Valley and connects more than a dozen cities. And Lancaster will receive more than $8 million to purchase eco-friendly, electric buses for local transit.”
Senator Feinstein in July sent letters to the Transportation Department in support of both cities’ proposals.
Fresno will receive $10,540,582 to construct new roads, a new interchange along State Route 99 and a multipurpose trail. Lancaster was awarded $8,683,480 to purchase 20 electric buses.
BUILD Grants are awarded by the Transportation Department for projects that construct or repair critical pieces of freight and passenger transportation networks.