Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today announced the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded four California projects with grants from its Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program.
“Upgrading our transportation infrastructure is key for economic growth and improving the quality of life for Californians,” said Senator Feinstein. “Our state is home to 40 million people and it’s critical that we invest in a wide range of transportation options. This important federal funding will allow California to do just that.”
The California awardees are as follows:
- $15 million to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority to separate the roadway and rail tracks at the intersection of Rosecrans and Marquardt Avenues in Santa Fe Springs, which sees more than 45,000 vehicles and 130 train crossings daily.
- $8.7 million to San Bernardino County to construct the Redlands Passenger Rail Project from Redlands through Loma Linda to San Bernardino.
- $6.3 million to the Bay Area Rapid Transit to refurbish the 19th Street Oakland BART station, including better bicycle and pedestrian access.
- $10 million to the City of Live Oak to redesign a one-mile stretch of State Route 99, adding a fourth lane and a two-way turn lane.