California Allocates $561 Million to Upgrade Infrastructure
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $561 million to 125 transportation projects that will help rebuild and maintain California’s infrastructure, as well as encourage and support the use of alternate forms of transportation, such as bicycling and walking. Of this, 32 biking and pedestrian projects throughout the state will receive nearly $8.5 million in allocations from the Active Transportation Program. The newly allocated funding also includes $441.5 million from the State Highway Operation and Protection Program for 49 projects that will maintain and preserve the investment in the state highway system and its supporting infrastructure. The remaining $110.9 million in allocations came from assorted transportation accounts funded by state and federal dollars. “Allocations like those made today help us to ensure the state’s transportation system will support and benefit Californians for decades to come,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty.