SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Representative Ami Bera, M.D. (D-CA) announced he secured $19 million of funding for transportation projects in California’s 7th Congressional District through the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation (INVEST) in America Act, legislation that will reauthorize surface transportation, transit, rail and safety programs for the next five years.
Funding secured by Representative Bera will support projects located in Elk Grove, Folsom, Rancho Cordova, Citrus Heights, and Orangevale.
“Improving our region’s infrastructure is critical to our public safety and creating good-paying jobs,” said Representative Bera. “That’s why I am proud to have advocated for and secured the inclusion of $19 million in the Invest in America Act to support vital transportation projects in the Sacramento region. I will continue to work with my colleagues in Congress to ensure this funding is signed into law.”
The following projects submitted by Bera, which total $19,320,788, were selected to be included in the INVEST in America Act (listed in alphabetical order by sponsor):
Project Name: Capital SouthEast Connector - Segment D3 Class 1 Multi-Use Path and Broadband Project
Project Sponsor: Capital SouthEast Connector Joint Powers Authority
Project Location: Folsom, CA 95630
Requested Amount: $2,000,000
Description: Funding would support construction of smart corridor broadband infrastructure and a new Class 1 Multi-Use trail
Project Name: Arcade-Cripple Creek Trail (formerly Electric Greenway Trail)
Project Sponsor: City of Citrus Heights
Project Location: Citrus Heights, CA 95610 and Orangevale, CA 95662
Requested Amount: $1,100,000
Description: Funding would be used to help construct a 3 mile multi-use trail in Citrus Heights and Orangevale.
Project Name: Old Town Streetscape Phase 2 Project
Project Sponsor: City of Elk Grove
Project Location: Elk Grove, CA 95624
Requested Amount: $2,000,000
Description: Funding would support streetscape and infrastructure improvements on a portion of Elk Grove Boulevard in Old Town Elk Grove
Project Name: White Rock Road - 0.5 Miles East of Rancho Cordova Parkway to the Easterly City Limits
Project Sponsor: City of Rancho Cordova
Project Location: Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
Requested Amount: $12,307,000
Description: Funding would support the replacement of the existing two‐lane undivided portion of White Rock Road with a new four-lane road with class II bicycle lanes.
Project Name: Gold Line Light Rail Low Floor Station Conversion
Project Sponsor: Sacramento Regional Transit District
Project Location: Historic Folsom Station (Folsom, CA 95630) and Mather Field Station (Rancho Cordova, CA 95827)
Requested Amount: $1,913,788
Description: Funding would help convert and upgrade 2 Gold Line light rail stations (Mather Field and Historic Folsom) to accommodate new low-floor light rail vehicles and improve accessibility.
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passed the INVEST in America Act earlier today. The legislation now heads to the House floor for consideration.