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“The $US 500m in grant awards made today will increase transit service on new and existing routes, provide for a more integrated transit system, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and support jobs,” said CalSta secretary, Mr David Kim. “Although the current Covid-19 pandemic is putting tremendous stress on transit agencies, these funds support long-term capital projects to be completed in the years to come, and will help support the economic recovery in the years ahead.”
Funding for the projects will be provided for their design and construction, and will be complemented by federal, local and other state funding. CalSta says the projects will leverage more than $US 4.9bn in additional investment and that the awards are part of more than $US 7bn investment in transit and rail projects between 2018 and 2027 under the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.
The majority of the funding is for rail projects:
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