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Congresswoman Waters Announces $10.25 Million Federal Grant for Improvements to the Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Metro Station

September 12, 2014
Press Release

Congresswoman Waters Announces $10.25 Million Federal Grant for Improvements to the Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Metro Station

 

September 12, 2014

 

Los Angeles, CA- Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) announced that the Department of Transportation awarded a TIGER grant in the amount of $10,250,000 to Metro for the implementation of the Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station Master Plan.  TIGER is a nationwide competitive grant program that creates jobs by investing in transportation infrastructure through local governments and transit agencies like Metro in Los Angeles County.  

 

"I congratulate Metro upon being awarded this TIGER grant to improve the Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station," said Congresswoman Waters.  "Many of my constituents use this station."

 

The grant will be used to modernize the Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station, which connects Metro's Blue and Green lines and functions as a major regional transit center in Los Angeles County.  Metro's modernization plan will expand existing rail, bus, community shuttle, and bicycle facilities; enhance pedestrian and vehicular access; and improve customer service.

 

"I strongly supported Metro's application for this TIGER grant, and I urged Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to fully fund the grant request," said Congresswoman Waters. "I am proud to have assisted Metro in its efforts to improve public transportation in Los Angeles County."

 

Congresswoman Waters is a strong supporter of the TIGER program.  On July 30th, she joined together with Congressman William L. Enyart (IL-12) to send a letter to House appropriators urging support for a minimum of $550 million in TIGER funding in fiscal year 2015.  The letter was signed by 126 Members of Congress.

 

"I will continue to support the TIGER program, which finances job creation through investments in transportation infrastructure in Los Angeles County and throughout the United States," concluded Congresswoman Waters.

 

Metro received a second TIGER grant in the amount of $11,800,000 for the Eastside Access Improvements project, which will upgrade the streetscape and facilities surrounding the1st/Central Station of the Regional Connector rail line.

 

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