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California State Transportation Agency Awards $500 Million to Support Transit and Intercity Rail
The California State Transportation Agency this week announced it has awarded $500 million to 17 recipients in Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP) grants for transformative transit and rail projects. CALACT wants to congratulate the following agencies for their successful applications:
Antelope Valley Transit Authority, Bay Area Rapid, Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority, City of Inglewood, Lake Transit Authority, Long Beach Transit, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo Rail Corridor Agency, Sacramento Regional Transit, San Bernardino County Transportation Authority and Omnitrans, San Diego Association of Governments, with San Diego MTS & North County Transit District, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, Santa Monica Big Blue Bus, Solano Transportation Authority, Torrance Transit Department, Transit Joint Powers Authority of Merced County, and San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority.
“The $500 million in grant awards made will increase transit service on new and existing routes, provide for a more integrated transit system, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and support jobs,” said California State Transportation Agency Secretary David S. Kim. “Although the current COVID-19 pandemic is putting tremendous stress on transit agencies, these funds support long-term capital projects to be completed in the years to come, and will help support the economic recovery in the years ahead.”
The funding for these projects will be provided for their design and construction, and is complemented by investments of federal, local and other state funds. In total, the projects receiving funding leverage more than $4.9 billion in additional investment.
Since 2015, TIRCP has provided more than $5.8 billion in multi-year capital funding towards 74 projects or project phases with a total cost of more than $25 billion. TIRCP funding is provided through the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 (SB 1), and from the Cap and Trade program proceeds. The funded projects will provide significant benefits to Californians through expanded transit and rail offerings that are faster, more frequent, and more reliable. The program provides major benefits towards meeting the State’s climate and air quality goals, with a total reduction of 5 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
The awards are part of SB 1’s more than $7 billion investment in transit and rail projects between 2018 and 2027. For complete details on SB 1 visit http://www.rebuildingca.ca.gov/.
TIRCP is also funded through the Cap and Trade Program’s auction proceeds and its Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund. The Cap-and-Trade Program is one of many programs developed under AB 32 to fight climate change. It is designed to reduce greenhouse gases from the largest sources of emission in California, and to drive innovation and steer the State toward a clean energy economy. For more information on California’s Climate Initiatives: http://www.caclimateinvestments.ca.gov/energy-efficiency-clean-energy/. http://www.caclimateinvestments.ca.gov/energy-efficiency-clean-energy/ .
A complete list of this year’s recipients can be found at: