Washington—The U.S. Department of Transportation today informed Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, that it will award three critical infrastructure investment grants to California. The grants, part of the TIGER 2012 Discretionary Grants Program that was authorized during the fiscal year 2012 Appropriations process, will be awarded to Oakland, Sacramento and San Francisco.
“Infrastructure projects like these are a win-win for California—they create much-needed jobs and critical improvements to the networks that keep our state moving,” said Senator Feinstein. “I was proud to support these projects, and I will continue to advocate for transportation and other critical state infrastructure projects that put Californians back to work and modernize our state.”
California projects that will receive TIGER grants:
- $15 million to the Port of Oakland for increased rail access and capacity at the port.
- $15 million to Sacramento to rehabilitate the 1926 Sacramento Valley Station.
- $10 million to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency for the Mission Bay/UCSF Hospital Multimodal Transportation Infrastructure project.