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More than $217 Million Allocated to Improve and Maintain California’s Multimodal Transportation System



Date: March 17, 2017
District: District 6
Contact: Tami Cox
Phone: (559) 488-4082

FRESNO – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated more than $217 million to 72 projects, to support needed upkeep on California’s aging roads and bridges, make upgrades to transit and rail systems and encourage use of alternative forms of transportation, including biking and walking.

"Caltrans is working to ensure every dollar counts when it comes to California's transportation infrastructure. Although we must not forget that our state highway system's needs still exceed what resources are currently available, all these investments will benefit Californians now and for decades to come"

Malcolm Dougherty, Director, Caltrans

The newly allocated funding includes $130.8 million from the State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP) for 23 "fix-it first" projects that will repair bumpy pavement, preserve roads that are in good condition from deteriorating and upgrade bridges to make them safer and stronger.

Other allocations include:

  • $50 million for two Transit and Intercity Rail Program projects
  • $22 million towards 40 Active Transportation Program projects
  • $3 million for three capital improvement projects both on and off the state highway system as part of the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP)

The remaining funding allocations came from assorted transportation accounts funded by state and federal dollars.

Among the projects that received funding allocations today were:

District 6 CTC Funding Allocations March 2017

  • Fresno County: $3,663,000 for relocation, repair and replacement of various signs and control/pull boxes along State Route 168 in Fresno and Clovis.
  • City of Parlier: $180,000 for crossing improvements as well as gutter, sidewalk and bike lane installation.

Please see the List of Projects Going Forward for CTC Allocation from the January 2017 CTC Meeting for more information about all projects that received allocations.

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