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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) voted for the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface transportation in America (INVEST in America) Act. The bill includes nearly $20 million in federal resources for projects in California’s 33rd Congressional District. The INVEST in America Act is a transformative $547 billion surface transportation reauthorization bill that seeks to modernize our roads, bridges, transit, and more.

“We need a comprehensive approach to modernizing our surface infrastructure. Investing in roads, bridges, transit, rail and water systems makes us safer and healthier. It’s also good for our economy. By passing this measure, House Democrats are making it clear that we want to invest in American workers and communities, while addressing the climate crisis and our crumbling infrastructure. I’m pleased that a number of my funding requests made it into the bill that passed today. Investing in Los Angeles County’s infrastructure and transit will help our community address current and future challenges around congestion, traffic and the environment. I will continue advocating for these projects as this bill moves to the Senate so that our community can secure the infrastructure funding it needs and deserves.”

Information on Member Designated Projects can be found here. Information on the INVEST in America Act can be found here.

Projects championed by Rep. Lieu in the INVEST in America Act:

Project Sponsor: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Project Name: Sepulveda Transit Corridor

Location: Sepulveda Pass, Los Angeles, CA 90049

Requested Amount: $5 million

Project Sponsor: California Natural Resources Agency

Project Name: Liberty Canyon (Crossing)

Location: U.S. Route 101 at Liberty Canyon Road, Agoura Hills, CA 91301

Requested Amount: $5 million

Project Sponsor: City of Beverly Hills, CA

Project Name: Metro Purple Line Beverly/Wilshire North Portal Project

Location: Beverly Drive/Wilshire Drive, Beverly Hills, California 90210

Requested Amount: $5 million

Project Sponsor: City of Los Angeles, Department of Public Works, Bureau of Street Lighting

Project Name: High Voltage Conversion Fed Program Unit 2

Location: Los Angeles, CA 90010

Requested Amount: $347,200

Project Sponsor: City of Torrance, CA

Project Name: Pacific Coast Highway at Crenshaw Blvd. Intersection Capacity Enhancements

Location: Pacific Coast Highway/Crenshaw Boulevard in Torrance, CA 90505

Requested Amount: $652,800

Project Sponsor: Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG)

Project Name: Mobility Wallet Demonstration and Research Study

Location: Los Angeles County, CA

Requested Amount: $4 million


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