SAN JOSE’S U.S. REPS ANNOUNCE NEARLY $102 MILLION IN FEDERAL TRANSIT FUNDING FOR THE SOUTH BAY
WASHINGTON, DC – RealEstateRama – U.S. Representatives immy Panetta (CA-19), Zoe Lofgren (CA-18), Anna G. Eshoo (CA-16), and Ro Khanna (CA-17) announced that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will provide a total of $101,800,897 to support public transit in the San Jose Urbanized Area.
“For too long our federal government failed to seriously invest in our transit systems, which contributed to traffic gridlock, delays in service, and, ultimately, to our overall greenhouse gas emissions,” said Rep. Panetta. “With the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, we made the largest transit investment in our nation’s history to ensure safe, modern, efficient, and climate smart public transit options are a reality for the people of San Jose and Americans around the country. I’m proud to have helped deliver more than $100 million in federal support to ensure that people improve their quality of life by spending less time on their commute and more time with their families.”
“Tens of thousands of families in and around San Jose rely on public transit to get to work and school every day,” said Rep. Lofgren. “Public transit contributes to our economy, reduces congestion for everyone else on the roads, and protects the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. I’m glad that we’re seeing such robust local funding thanks in part to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which all of our area’s representatives supported. I look forward to continuing to uplift efforts that make South Bay’s public transit systems more efficient and accessible for all.”
“The San Jose region is choking in traffic, and this $102 million investment in buses, Caltrain, and other public transit services will alleviate traffic congestion, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and improve experiences for transit users in Santa Clara County,” Rep. Eshoo said. “I’m proud to have voted for the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that provided these critical funds as part of the $4.5 billion in guaranteed funding for the Bay Area over five years.”
“Investing in busses, trains, and improving mass transit in San Jose is critical to strengthening our economy and expanding opportunities for our community. I’m glad to join my colleagues in celebrating this investment in transportation in Silicon Valley through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law signed by President Biden,” said Rep. Khanna.
In total, California will receive more than $2 billion in public transit funding. The funding comes from FTA’s formula programs, and includes funding from the Highway Trust Fund, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, and annual Congressional appropriations.