Agency Backs $224 In Transit And Intercity Rail Grants

Published: Jun 30, 2015

Sacramento – The California State Transportation Agency today announced this year’s recipients of $224 million in competitive grants that support high-quality public transportation and reduce greenhouse gas emissions causing worldwide climate change. These climate investments are funded by the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund using proceeds from the state’s cap-and-trade auctions.

“When public transportation is efficient, affordable and enjoyable more Californians use it and that improves quality-of-life for everyone,” said California State Transportation Agency Secretary Brian Kelly. “These grants help support nearly $720 million in transportation investments in clean, affordable and low-stress commuting and traveling options by improving the quality and reliability of public transportation choices. At a time of ever-increasing extreme weather—and an uncertain future—these investments help California take control of the emissions that cause climate change by offering more sustainable travel options.”

The grant funding is part of the Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program, implemented by the California State Transportation Agency in coordination with the California Department of Transportation and California Air Resources Board. The grants help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by expanding public transportation ridership and capacity.

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