CalSTA Secretary Omishakin Issues Statement on Historic Transportation Investments in 2022-23 State Budget


SACRAMENTO California State Transportation Agency Secretary Toks Omishakin today issued the following statement after Governor Newsom signed budget trailer bills to finalize the 2022-23 state budget: 

“I commend Governor Newsom and legislative leaders on enacting a budget that includes historic levels of transportation funding as part of a $47 billion multiyear infrastructure package. These investments reflect California’s highest transportation priorities and will accelerate our transition to a cleaner, safer, more connected and more equitable transportation system.

“Projects funded through this budget will further the state’s ambitious climate goals, create thousands of jobs, expand safe walking and biking options, make key safety improvements that will save lives, reconnect communities, continue progress on the nation’s first electrified high-speed rail line, and upgrade our supply chain infrastructure to support a more efficient, sustainable and resilient goods movement system.

“California is in an incredible position to take this massive infusion of state resources, leverage them with unprecedented investments at the federal level, and truly transform our transportation system to benefit every Californian.”

Among the highlights of the 2022-23 state budget:

  • $4.2 billion in Proposition 1A bond funding to advance an electrified, two-track high-speed rail segment between Merced and Bakersfield.
  • $7.65 billion for transit and intercity rail projects over three years.
  • $1.2 billion for supply chain infrastructure improvements.
  • $1.05 billion for active transportation projects to expand safe walking and biking options.
  • $350 million for safety improvements to eliminate at-grade rail crossings.
  • $150 million for a Highways to Boulevards pilot program to reconnect communities divided by transportation infrastructure.

The full budget is available at


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