March 14, 2024

Fourth District Communities Will Receive 20% of California’s Total from USDOT Grant Program

Transit, pedestrian, and open space improvements coming to Southeast LA, Long Beach, and Norwalk, among other communities

Los Angeles CA – This week, the United States Department of Transportation announced $237 million in grants for transportation and open space projects in California through its Reconnecting Communities and Neighborhoods (RCN) Program. At least $47,200,000–about 20% of California’s total award–will go to transportation improvement projects in Los Angeles County’s Fourth District, including:

  • $5,000,000 for a pedestrian bridge in Wilmington
  • $1,200,000 for the Hamilton Loop project in Long Beach
  • Approx. $41,000,000 for:
    • Major improvements to Florence Ave bus service through Southeast Los Angeles
    • Mobility hubs in Norwalk (C Line Norwalk Station) and Long Beach (A Line Willow Street Station)
    • Safety improvements at C Line Norwalk Station

LA County Supervisor Janice Hahn released the following statement:

“For too long, communities in my district have felt like an afterthought when big infrastructure projects were built. These $47 million in federal grants represent a long overdue investment in the future of our communities. They are going to reconnect Wilmington to its waterfront, provide critical more open space in North Long Beach, improve bus service along one of our most-used bus corridors in Southeast LA, and provide mobility hubs in Norwalk and Long Beach ahead of the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

I’m thankful to Senators Padilla and Butler and to President Biden and Secretary Buttigieg for bringing these historic investments to our communities.”

Senator Alex Padilla released the full list of California projects receiving funding from the program. The goals of the Reconnecting Communities and Neighborhoods Program include improving “access to daily needs such as jobs, education, healthcare, food, and recreation” and “fostering equitable development and restoration.”

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