Federal and state funds were recently awarded to a large number of road projects around California.
The California Transportation Commission recently allocated more than $3.1 billion in transportation infrastructure around the Golden State, including $1.8 billion from the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).
“California has received more than $22 billion since the IIJA’s passage in November 2021,” reports Thomas Gase for the Times-Herald. The majority of Gase’s coverage is devoted to detailing the funding allocated to projects in the North Bay Area. A press release from Caltrans lists the specific project allocations in the Bay Area, organized by county. A separate article published by Random Lengths News provides specifics for a few projects in Southern California. None of the projects listed on includes any projects devoted to public transit or active transportation projects. Still, Caltrans touts the investments as devoted to making the state’s transportation systems “safer, more sustainable and more reliable.”
The recent allocation also includes $200 million in funding from SB 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017. “SB 1 provides $5 billion in transportation funding annually that is shared equally between the state and local agencies,” according to the Caltrans press release.
More information about the state’s investments of SB 1 and IIJA funding can be found at the Rebuilding California website.
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