Caltrans funds allocated to transport projects on the Central Coast

Caltrans District 5 has received a total of $2.34 million in grants for eight sustainable transportation projects, officials announced Tuesday.

The latest round of funding goes to projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve the national highway system, improve access to sidewalks and bike paths, and strengthen preparedness for natural disasters.

More than $642,000 is directed to the Central Coast for three projects located in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties and the city of Arroyo Grande.

$296,000 is earmarked for the San Luis Obispo Council of Governments for a county-wide vehicle mileage mitigation program. $221,325 will go to Arroyo Grande for the city’s active transportation plan. $125,0000 will help the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments (SBCAG) for its Coordinated Transportation Plan for public transit and social services.

“These grants fund the planning of sustainable and more resilient transportation projects that will prepare the state for sea level rise, wildfires and other climate-related impacts,” the acting director said. of Caltrans, Steven Keck, in a statement. “By collaborating with local communities, we are working together to achieve both our climate goals and equitable transportation infrastructure.”

Money comes from state and federal funds, including California Senate Bill 1which provides a total of $5 billion each year for state transportation projects.

A full list of winning projects is available online.

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