Congressman John Garamendi

Representing the 3rd District of California
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$84 Million in Recovery Act Funds Heading to California, Garamendi Pleased by Today’s Department of Transportation Announcement

March 5, 2010
Press Release

WALNUT CREEK, CA – Congressman John Garamendi (D-Walnut Creek, CA) is pleased to report that the Department of Transportation today announced nearly $84 million in transportation projects for California out of more than $600 million in projects nationwide.

"Once again, where local and state governments are unable to afford needed transportation improvements, we see the federal government stepping up in a big way," Congressman Garamendi said. "The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act continues to put our country on a path to recovery through smart investments in transportation, education, health services, and other needed sectors, creating jobs for people throughout our communities. There is much more to do to fix our economy, but let there be no doubt, without ARRA, we would be in much worse shape and countless more Americans would currently be unemployed."

Projects in Northern California include:

  • $18,221,874  to the Municipal Transportation Agency of San Francisco for preventative maintenance and to replace light rail vehicles;
  • $16,972,052 for Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) railcar and station equipment improvements;
  • $12,251,784 to the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority to purchase 20 buses;
  • $6,682,626 to the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District for preventative maintenance;
  • $2,684,596 to the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board for the San Mateo Bridges replacement project;
  • $2,045,371 to the San Mateo County Transit District for preventative maintenance and to replace buses;
  • $2,009,466 to the City of Vallejo for a Vallejo Station;
  • $1,107,398 to the Central Contra Costa Transit Authority for preventative maintenance;
  • $1,054,888 to the Eastern Contra Costa Transit Authority for preventative maintenance, bus lifts, and parking lot repairs;
  • $983,249 to the City of Santa Rosa to purchase two buses;
  • $799,046 to the Livermore-Amador Valley Transit Authority for preventative maintenance;
  • $788,484 to the City of Fairfield to purchase six new buses;
  • $721,312 to the Napa County Transportation Planning Agency for bus rehab and shop equipment;
  • $527,655 to the City of Vacaville for the Vacaville Intermodal Station;
  • $488,161 to Sonoma County Transit to replace a bus;
  • $488,000 to the Sacramento Regional Transit District for six replacement minivans;
  • $439,212 to the City of Vallejo for the Vallejo Intermodal Station
  • $244,279 to the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District to replace bus wash equipment;
  • $197,637  to the Western Contra Costa Transit Authority for preventative maintenance and the purchase of a generator;
  • $172,340 to the City of Fairfield to install fareboxes;
  • $115,330 to the City of Vacaville to install fareboxes; and
  • $77,123 to Union City to purchase two buses.