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More than $1.3 billion awarded to transit projects in Southern California

Governor Gavin Newsom announced last week awards of more than $2.5 billion for transportation projects throughout California. Of that $2.5 billion, the California State Transportation Agency’s Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP) is awarding approximately $1.3 billion for seven projects in the six-county SCAG region, providing a major boost to regional efforts to significantly improve transportation, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, congestion and vehicle miles traveled. 

This funding was specifically targeted to existing projects that previously received TIRCP grants and demonstrated that a supplemental state grant would leverage or maintain significant local or federal investment. The awards are designed to protect important existing projects by returning them to full funding status and avoiding putting other committed funds at risk. 

“This funding supports major projects crucial to implementing transportation strategies to help us achieve our shared regional goals with the State,” said Kome Ajise, SCAG’s Executive Director. “In expanding and improving our transit network, we’re meeting regional mobility needs and creating more access to opportunity.”

Congratulations to the SCAG region recipients:  

  • Inglewood Transit Connector (City of Inglewood)  
  • East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor (LA Metro)    
  • OC Streetcar (Orange County Transportation Authority)  
  • Diesel Multiple Unit Vehicles to Zero-Emission Vehicle Conversion 
    (San Bernardino County Transportation Authority)  
  • West Valley Connector Bus Rapid Transit Southern California Optimized Rail Expansion Project (Metrolink)  

Click here for a full list of the funding awards and recipient projects. 

This article was released by the Southern California Association of Governments.