The second phase of the Metro Exposition Light Rail between Culver City and Santa Monica has received $28.3 million in new funding from the California Transportation Commission.
The light rail project, which is currently under construction, is one of 91 projects designed to improve the state’s transportation system that have been awarded $333 million in funding from the transportation commission.
“Investing in our transportation infrastructure creates a better future for all Californians,” said California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Director Malcolm Dougherty.
The allocations include $233 million from Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. In total, nearly $15 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been distributed statewide.
The remaining allocations of $100 million were provided from assorted transportation accounts funded by state and federal dollars.