Port of Los Angeles, Inglewood Receive $119 Million Federal Transportation Grants

Port of Los Angeles, Inglewood Receive $119 Million Federal Transportation Grants
A cargo ship awaits the offloading of shipping containers in the Port of Los Angeles on Oct. 27, 2021. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)
City News Service

LOS ANGELES—The Port of Los Angeles and Inglewood will receive grants from a U.S. Department of Transportation Program to rebuild infrastructure, and Senators Alex Padilla and Dianne Feinstein said Aug. 10 that it will improve safety and benefit the California economy.

The grants—totaling more than $119 million—are part of a program funding eight local governments, transit agencies, and tribes in California and come from the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity discretionary grant program.

The Port of Los Angeles Maritime Support Facility Access/Terminal Island Rail System Project will receive $20 million for the construction of a four-lane rail roadway grade separation located on Terminal Island at the center of the Ports of Los Angeles-Long Beach complex.

The Inglewood Transit Center Project will receive $15 million for an approximately 1.6-mile transit system with three stations along Market Street, Manchester Boulevard, and Prairie Avenue.

“As the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law continues to deliver for California, I’m proud to see significant investments from this historic legislation for local and regional transportation infrastructure projects,” Padilla said in a statement. “This funding for projects across the state, from San Francisco to the Central Valley and Los Angeles, will improve transportation safety, better connect our communities, and help keep our economy moving.”

Feinstein said, “The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that President Biden signed last year continues to deliver big wins for California.”

“The announcement of nearly $120 million to bolster transportation infrastructure is great news,” she said in a statement. “This funding will help California continue to lead the way to cleaner, greener forms of transportation.”