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State Gives Cash for Transit Projects

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Governor Schwarzenegger announced today where some of the Proposition 1B, the $20 billion infrastructure bond approved by us voters in 2006, will go... right here in Los Angeles:

  • 12 miles of bus lane on Wilshire Blvd. ($5 million)
  • Expo Line ($73.5 million unevenly split between Phase I and II)
  • 95 new natural gas busses ($50 million)
  • Bus rehab ($27.5 million)

A total of 106 transit projects (.pdf) are being funded statewide at the cost of $1.9 billion, creating 7,200 jobs. Los Angeles County received the highest amount at a $171 million.

Previously on LAist
-- "19 minutes to drive just one mile of Wilshire..."
-- Westsiders Can't Handle One Busses-Only Lane
-- Traffic Freakout: Dedicated Bus Lanes on Wilshire

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