At its meeting last week, the California Transportation Commission allocated $1 billion for local streets, highways and public transit.  This means a significant amount of money will be available for city, county and regional transportation agencies who will submit their projects to Caltrans in the coming months.   You can read Caltrans District 7 Press Release here.

The projects are spread around the state and include some major funding for rail projects as well as the usual highway improvements and also show that money will be coming to several California regions.  You can see a full list of projects receiving funding at theCaltrans website, but I’ve highlighted some of the bigger ticket items here:

  • $87 million for the Pacific Surfliner and San Joaquin rail passenger services
  • $65 million for the San Antonio Curve Correction on US 101 in Sonoma and Marin County
  • $3.4 million for Santa Barbara’s Route 246 passing lanes project
  • $3.5 million for improvements to SR 20 in  the City of Williams
  • $7 million for the Coachella Valley CV Link project
  • $1.5 million to the Capitol Corridor for bridge maintenance and access improvements