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State allocated $152M for transportation

Continuing the push to rebuild California’s infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission has made new allocations totaling $152 million for 36 projects statewide. This latest round of funding drives the total amount of transportation funding allocated in 2013 beyond the $3 billion barrier.

“The billions in funding we’ve invested in transportation have kept workers on the job building better roads, bridges, rail and transit that will benefit California for decades to come,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty.

In the Bay Area this year, $91 million in Proposition 1B funds were directed to the Doyle Drive Replacement Project, which is building a modern, seismically safe roadway, the Presidio Parkway, south of the Golden Gate Bridge.



This fall, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) received $140 million from Proposition 1A, the high-speed rail bond, to purchase 46 new rail cars that will provide new service from the BART/Caltrain Millbrae Station directly to San Francisco International Airport.

In June, $158 million was allocated to the Cajon Pass Rehabilitation Project to repave 126 lane miles on State Route 215, and nearly $47 million was reserved in October to add carpool lanes on Interstate 5 in Orange County.




Almost $97 million was previously approved this year for the State Route 4 Crosstown Freeway Extension in Stockton.

Sacramento received $38 million to repair a bridge on U.S. Highway 50 near the Sacramento River that is used by more than 200,000 vehicles daily.

The $152 million in new allocations includes $16 million from Proposition 1B, a 2006 voter-approved transportation bond.

To date, more than $17 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been put to work statewide for transportation purposes. The remaining $136 million in new allocations came from various state and federal transportation accounts.

Highlights of the new funding allocations include $4.36 million for a highway interchange at State Route 70 and Feather River Boulevard in Yuba County.


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