More than $23 million will go toward public transit improvements on the Central Coast.
On Tuesday, Congressman Salud Carbajal announced $23,577,941 in funding authorized through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for the improvements.
The funding provided through the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) includes:
- $4,815,298 for San Luis Obispo
- $1,763,907 for Lompoc
- $2,225,901 for Arroyo Grande
- $8,772,266 for Santa Barbara
- $7,000,569 for Santa Maria
According to a press release from the office of Congressman Carbajal, the funding allocated to the Central Coast by the FTA is part of more than $2 billion in funding that California received for Fiscal Year 2023.
Since its enactment, more than $370 million has been allocated to the Central Coast to support infrastructure, clean water, climate resilience and other related projects.
These projects include $75 million for improvements to the US 101 freeway, more than $6 million for airport improvements and funds to plug abandoned oil wells in Channel Islands National Park.