California Department of Transportation
 

California Department of Transportation

Date: May 25, 2012
District: 9 – Inyo, Mono & Eastern Kern Counties
Contact: Florene Trainor
Phone: 760-872-0603

CALIFORNIA TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ALLOCATES $1.7 BILLION TO EXPAND STATE’S ECONOMY AND UPGRADE TRANSPORTATION

Bishop - The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $1.7 billion in funding for transportation projects that will strengthen the state’s economy by sustaining and creating jobs and provide congestion relief for motorists statewide.

“The benefits these projects bring to California are a huge boon to the economy, and the investment in our transportation system will continue to serve motorists for generations to come,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty.

Approximately $872 million of the funding was provided by Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. In total, more than $13 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been distributed statewide.

Some of the notable projects that received funding include:

  • $225,000 was allocated for the School Street Plaza in Bridgeport, Ca from US Route 395 to Emigrant Street. This project will provide approximately 500 feet of pedestrian plaza improvements along School Street.

Today's allocations include $766 million in federal funds that will be applied to various local transportation programs statewide. The remaining allocations came from assorted state and federal transportation accounts.

Please see the attached file for more information about all projects that received allocations today.

# # # #