The California State Transportation Agency announced recipients Thursday of more than $4.3 billion dollars in grants and funding for transit and rail projects, including some that were deemed “critical projects” to prepare Los Angeles and Southern California for the 2028 Olympic Games.
Twenty-eight projects were chosen to receive a total of $2.6 billion dollars in Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program grants, while another $1.7 billion was provided for seven projects through multi-year agreements.
“These zero-emission bus and rail projects mean millions of tons less pollution in the air we breathe,” Gov. Jerry Brown said.
Los Angeles County will receive funding for six major Metro expansion projects, including light rail extensions to Torrance and Montclair and additional rapid transit service along congested corridors. Additional funding will also go toward improving regional commuter and intercity rail to make Pacific Surfliner and Metrolink services faster and more reliable, including track improvements at Los Angeles Union Station.
“The projects selected for this round of Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program grants make great strides in helping California transform the state transportation system,” CalSTA Secretary Brian Annis said. “This investment of SB1 revenue and Cap and Trade dollars will help us reduce harmful emissions, expand mobility options and create jobs statewide.”