The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated more than $217 million to 72 projects, to support needed upkeep on California’s aging roads and bridges, make upgrades to transit and rail systems, and encourage use of alternative forms of transportation, including biking and walking.
“Caltrans is working to ensure every dollar counts when it comes to California’s transportation infrastructure,” California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) director Malcolm Dougherty said in a statement. “These investments will benefit Californians by improving the economy and the environment.”
The funding includes $130.8 million from the State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP) for 23 “fix-it first” projects that will repair bumpy pavement, preserve roads that are in good condition from deteriorating, and upgrade bridges to make them safer and stronger. Additional money is allocated for Transit and Intercity Rail projects, Active Transportation Program upgrades, and improvements under the State Transportation Improvements Program.