Metro is having a good week on the funding front. The state of California has recommended $1.792 billion — yes, billion — in grants from SB 1, the landmark state transportation funding package that became law in 2017.
The funds come from these SB 1 programs: the Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (overseen by the California State Transportation Agency), the Local Partnership Program, Solutions for Congested Corridors Program and Trade Corridor Enhancement Program. The California Transportation Commission is scheduled to adopt the funding awards at its meeting on May 16 and 17.
Here are the projects that received funding . As you can see Metro got 26 percent of the statewide funding:
Many of the projects recommended for funding are part of the Measure M Expenditure Plan — as we’ve said before, having local funding helps attract state and federal funding.
Los Angeles Metro appreciates the California Transportation Commission and California State Transportation Agency staffs’ consideration of the applications submitted by Metro and our partner agencies in Los Angeles County, and their recommendations for funding. Upon award, Metro will work closely with both the CTC and CalSTA to deliver these projects expeditiously.
We recently did a series of posts on the grants Metro was seeking from SB 1. Links to those posts are here: