California highlights work as Infrastructure Week starts

High Speed Rail
Mark Jones

As part of national Infrastructure Week (May 13-17), the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) is highlighting funding being put to work to create a safe, sustainable and equitable transportation system, powered by historic levels of state and federal investments.

Bolstered by record levels of state and federal infrastructure funding, California is making transformative upgrades to the state’s transportation infrastructure by putting more than $40 billion to work since the start of 2022, according to CalSTA.

Roughly halfway through the five-year Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) — also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law — California has received nearly $30 billion in federal infrastructure funding to upgrade the state’s roads, bridges, rail, public transit, airports and seaports, build high-speed rail and electric vehicle charging network. 

These federal transportation investments alone have already created more than 87,000 jobs. The influx of federal funding is on top of more than $10 billion in unprecedented state investments in transit and intercity rail projects, safe walking and biking options, and upgrades to the state’s economy-powering supply chain in the past two years.

“Governor Newsom and President Biden have helped usher in a new era of infrastructure investment in lockstep with our people-first mission and Core Four priorities of safety, equity, climate action and economic prosperity,” California Transportation Secretary Toks Omishakin said. “California is once again leading the way toward a cleaner and more connected transportation system that improves mobility options for every Californian.”

Learn more about how infrastructure funding is making a difference in communities all over the state at

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