LA Metro receives additional project funding

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LOS ANGELES — The California Transportation Commission has approved $703.6 million in state gas-tax funding for LA Metro projects, joining $1.088 billion in previous gas-tax funding awarded by the California Transportation Agency.

The money will fund freeway improvements as well as rail projects.

“Our programs depend on significant funding participation from both the state and federal governments,” Metro CEO Phillip A. Washington said. “These SB-1 funds will help us leverage our local funding commitments to fully and quickly implement our region’s critically needed transportation improvements.”

Projects funded by the transportation commission will include the Airport Metro Connector 96th Street station as well as the “America’s Global Freight Gateway” rail project.

Projects funded by the $1.088 billion in agency funds include extension of the light rail Gold Line to Montclair, the light rail West Santa Ana branch, and extension of the light rail Green Line to Torrance.

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