2006, the year that keeps giving, did some more giving yesterday, as the California Transportation Commission awarded $448 million in Prop 1B money (transportation bonds passed in 2006) to eight transportation projects in LA County. Most of that money ($336.6 million) will go to the Alameda Corridor East project to help eliminate street crossings along the Union Pacific railroad tracks in San Gabriel. The state also gave $35.3 million to the second phase of the Expo Line light rail line and $13.5 million for the four mile extension of the Orange Line busway from Canoga Park to Chatsworth. Three traffic signal synchronization projects for the Valley and South LA also collected funding. The CTC isn't done yet. According to The Source, "The CTC is also expected to vote Thursday on approving $19.8 million in funds for a Caltrans project to widen the 5 Freeway between the 605 freeway and the Orange County line."
· State awards $448 million in bonds to L.A. County transportation projects [The Source]