Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today announced the U.S. Department of Transportation will award three California projects with grants from this year’s Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program.
“Whether ports, roads or rail, California’s economic health relies on modern and efficient infrastructure,” Feinstein said. “That’s why I’m thrilled the Department of Transportation has once again decided to invest in highly worthy projects to expand transportation options and freight movement for Californians.”
The California awardees are as follows:
- $12.3 million to the Port of Hueneme to deepen berths, install heavier cargo lifts and extend a rail line up to the dock, allowing larger ships and reducing truck traffic.
- $15 million to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority to convert an unused 6.4-mile railroad corridor through South Los Angeles to bike and pedestrian trails, linking the Blue Line, Crenshaw/LAX Line and Silver Line.
- $10 million to the San Diego Unified Port District to upgrade on-dock rail and expand yard capacity at the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal, increasing capacity and reducing environmental impacts.