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Rep. Waters Community Project Requests for inclusion in Surface Transportation Reauthorization Legislation

Rep. Waters Statement on Community Project Requests

for inclusion in Surface Transportation Reauthorization Legislation

 

April 20, 2021

 

I am proud to request funding for the following Community Projects – which will benefit the diverse communities in my congressional district – in the surface transportation reauthorization legislation that is currently under consideration in the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure:

 

(Projects are listed in alphabetical order based on project name and location.)

 

 

Gardena GTrans Zero-Emission Bus Project

Sponsor: Gardena GTrans, Gardena, CA 90249.

Location: Gardena, CA 90249.

Amount: $4,400,000.

Description: This project would allow GTrans to purchase up to six zero-emission buses to replace buses that have reached the end of their useful life.

Benefits:  Benefits include reduced emissions, improved air quality, regional mobility, and improved access to public transportation.

 

 

Gardena Pedestrian Safety Improvement Project

Sponsor:  City of Gardena, Public Works Department, Gardena, CA 90247.

Location: Various locations in Gardena, CA.

Amount: $1,500,000.

Description: The project will improve sidewalks at various locations in the City of Gardena.

Benefits: Benefits include improved safety for pedestrians.

 

 

Hawthorne - 120th Street Improvement Project

Sponsor: City of Hawthorne, Hawthorne, CA 90250.

Location: 120th Street (Crenshaw Blvd. – Felton Ave.), Hawthorne, CA.

Amount: $950,000.

Description: This project will make safety improvements along the 120th Street corridor, including the upgrade and installation of access ramps, street lighting at signalized intersections, pedestrian count-down signals, new striping on pavement, and new traffic signal equipment. 

Benefits: Benefits include congestion mitigation and improved safety and accessibility for pedestrians.

 

 

Inglewood Transit Connector (ITC)

Sponsor: City of Inglewood, Inglewood, CA 90312.

Location: City of Inglewood, CA, between the Metro Crenshaw/LAX Line and Downtown Inglewood.

Amount: $20,000,000.

Description: The project will fund the pre-construction phase of the Inglewood Transit Connector (ITC), a fully elevated transit system that will provide a direct transit connection from the Metro Crenshaw/LAX Line to the City of Inglewood’s new housing and employment centers and sports and entertainment facilities.

Benefits: Benefits include economic, environmental, congestion mitigation, equity and safety improvements for communities located in the City of Inglewood and also for passengers traveling to Inglewood from throughout the region.

 

 

Lawndale - Redondo Beach Blvd Project

Sponsor: City of Lawndale, Lawndale, CA 90260.

Location:  Redondo Beach Blvd. (Artesia Blvd. – Prairie Ave.), Lawndale, CA.

Amount: $1,000,000.

Description: The project includes operational, aesthetic, multi-modal, and pavement improvements to Redondo Beach Boulevard in the City of Lawndale. 

Benefits: Benefits include congestion mitigation and improvements to traffic flow, safety, and environmental conditions (as the new landscaping will remove pollutants from the immediate area).

 

 

Los Angeles - Century Blvd Streetscape Project

Sponsor: Council District 11, City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90012.

Location: Century Blvd. (La Cienega Blvd. – Sepulveda Blvd.), Los Angeles, CA.

Amount: $10,000,000.

Description:  This project would fund streetscape improvements along Century Boulevard – an important corridor that includes numerous hotels and businesses and terminates at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) – including streetscape, lighting, landscaping, and street furniture.

Benefits: Benefits include congestion mitigation and improved safety and access for pedestrians.

 

 

Los Angeles - Lincoln Blvd Bridge Project

Sponsor: Council District 11, City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90012.

Location: Lincoln Blvd. (Jefferson Blvd. – Fiji Way), Los Angeles, CA.

Amount: $10,000,000 .

Description: This project would replace the Lincoln Boulevard Bridge, which crosses Ballona Creek and connects Playa Vista and Westchester to Marina del Rey and Venice, and which is approaching the end of its useful life.

Benefits: Benefits include safety improvements, congestion mitigation, emissions reduction, and improved job access for residents of all income levels.

 

 

Torrance to Florence Bus Service

Sponsor: Torrance Transit, Torrance, CA 90503.

Location: Torrance, CA 90503.

Amount: $5,215,205.

Description: This project would allow Torrance Transit to purchase up to five zero-emission buses to provide bus service between the City of Torrance and newly constructed sports and entertainments centers in the City of Inglewood. 

Benefits: Benefits include reduced emissions, improved air quality, regional mobility, access to transit, and access to jobs for disadvantaged communities. 

 

 

Torrance Transit Park and Ride

Sponsor: Torrance Transit, Torrance, CA 90503.

Location: Torrance, CA 90503.

Amount: $2,000,000.

Description: The project would support the second phase of construction at the Torrance Transit Park and Ride Regional Terminal Center (RTC), a multimodal transportation hub. This includes the construction of a multi-level parking structure for 1,500 vehicles and amenities such as solar collection panels, Electric Vehicle Charging Stations, Emergency Call Boxes, and other patron safety amenities.  

Benefits: Benefits include economic stimulus, congestion mitigation, regional mobility, and improved access to transit services.

 

 

Westmont/West Athens Pedestrian Project

Sponsor: Los Angeles County, Department of Public Works, Alhambra, CA 91803-1331.

Location: Various locations throughout the Westmont/West Athens unincorporated area of Los Angeles County, CA.

Amount: $6,400,000.

Description: The project would install a comprehensive list of pedestrian enhancements for Westmont/West Athens.

Benefits: Benefits include congestion mitigation, emissions reduction, improved safety and access for pedestrians, and greater active transportation options for residents.