SACRAMENTO — Today, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that Caltrans approved $192 million in California Climate Investment funds for 136 public transportation projects that will cut pollution and create more affordable transportation options, especially for disadvantaged communities.
What Governor Newsom said: “More clean and affordable transportation is coming to California, cutting pollution and making it easier for folks to get around. These programs are key to our climate goals – building charging stations, getting more EV buses on the roads, and reducing costs for public transit.”
Here are some examples of projects:
- $52 million to fully electrify public bus routes in a transit corridor in Los Angeles County’s North San Fernando Valley;
- $2.5 million to install electric vehicle charging equipment and replace 15 diesel buses with EV buses in a San Mateo County low-income community;
- $9.7 million to build a new fueling station to support 50 hydrogen-powered buses in Orange County – 75% percent of the funding will benefit disadvantaged and low-income neighborhoods;
- $17.5 million for free transit tickets for low-income seniors, youth and people with disabilities in San Francisco;
- $1.6 million to add a new bus route through an underserved community in the south Fresno area;
- $522,292 to install electric chargers and convert a fleet of buses to zero-emissions vehicles in rural Butte County.
- 31 projects to implement free or reduced fares;
- 31 projects to offer new expanded/enhanced service;
- 22 projects to purchase replacement zero-emission vehicles and infrastructure;
- 16 projects for the purchase, construction and installation of renewable energy/fuel for transit facilities in support of new expanded/enhanced transit service.
For more information about the projects, click here.
LCTOP is funded from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund and is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program that allocates billions of cap-and-trade dollars to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, strengthen the economy, and improve public health and the environment — particularly in disadvantaged communities.