On Thursday, March 9th, in a report of U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, which accompanied President Biden’s FY 2024 Budget Request, 18 large transit projects in 11 states across the nation were recommended to receive $4.45 billion for construction. The projects, which require a local funding match, seek funding through the FTA Capital Investment Grants (CIG) and Expedited Project Delivery (EPD) Pilot programs. Of the 18 projects, five are located in California:  

  • The Monterey-Salinas Transit SURF! Highway 1 Busway and Bus Rapid Transit project, connecting the cities of Marina, Sand City, and Seaside in Monterey County and including a dedicated busway to reduce congestion, improve on-time performance, and expand transit ridership. This is a first-time funding request. ($14 million)

  • The Los Angeles Westside Subway Section 2 and Section 3 rail projects. The Westside Subway provides a critical connection for the region’s second-largest job center and connects downtown Los Angeles with the Westside. ($643 million)

  • The BART Silicon Valley Phase II Project will extend BART service six miles through downtown San Jose to Santa Clara and will enhance connectivity of regional transit services, promote economic development, and improve mobility. ($500 million) 

  • The East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor Phase I Project through FTA’s Expedited Project Delivery Program. This light rail transit system would improve mobility in eastern San Fernando Valley by providing an improved north-south transit connection. ($167 million)