Senators Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla (both D-Calif.) announced Wednesday that eight local governments, transit agencies and tribes in California will receive more than $119 million in grants from the Department of Transportation (DOT).
The funding comes from the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) discretionary grant program. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that the senators voted to pass last year increased the funding available for the RAISE program, which will help communities modernize transportation infrastructure.
California projects awarded RAISE Grants:
- $25 million for the California High-Speed Rail Authority’s Merced Extension Design Project
- $23 million for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s Project to Transform Howard Street for Safe and Equitable Mobility
- $20 million for the Port of Los Angeles Maritime Support Facility Access/Terminal Island Rail System Project
- $15 million for the Inglewood Transit Connector Project
- $15 million for the Yuba-Sutter Transit Authority’s Zero-Emission Bus Operations, Maintenance, and Administration Facility
- $15 million for the City of Fontana’s Project to Better Connect the Inland Empire
- $5 million for Mobility Zones in the Sacramento Region
- $1,613,600 for the Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation in Del Norte County for separated pedestrian and bicycle paths and improved crossings around Highway 101.
“The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that President Biden signed last year continues to deliver big wins for California,” Sen. Feinstein said. “The announcement of nearly $120 million to bolster transportation infrastructure is great news. This funding will help California continue to lead the way to cleaner, greener forms of transportation.”