Linda Sánchez Helps Secure $15 Million in Federal Funds for Santa Fe Springs Transportation Project
NORWALK, CA - Rep. Linda Sánchez (CA-38), Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, today announced a $15 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) for the Rosecrans/Marquardt grade separation project in Santa Fe Springs:
“I am very pleased that after seeing the full support of LA Metro, many Members of Congress, and our two U.S. Senators, the Department of Transportation recognized the national and regional importance of the Rosecrans/Marquardt grade separation project,” said Rep. Linda Sánchez. “Transportation is the lifeblood of Los Angeles’ economy. This project will improve traffic flow, making our roads safer, cleaner, and more efficient, as we move freight from the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach on to markets across the country.”
In May 2016, Rep. Linda Sánchez sent a letter to Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx strongly supporting LA Metro’s TIGER grant application for the Rosecrans/Marquardt grade separation project. See the full letter here.
“Metro is appreciative to the U.S. Department of Transportation for awarding a $15 million TIGER grant for the Rosecrans/Marquardt grade separation project in Santa Fe Springs,” remarked Metro CEO Phil Washington. “We are especially grateful to a number of Members of Congress – including U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer and Congresswoman Linda Sánchez who expressed their strong and sustained support for this much needed TIGER grant. Working in a united way, with our valued partners, we look forward to building this much-needed grade separation project.”
TIGER Grant Background
Launched in 2009, the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, or TIGER Discretionary Grant program, provides USDOT funding for road, rail, transit and port projects that promise to achieve national objectives. Since the program’s inception, Congress has dedicated nearly $4.6 billion for seven rounds of TIGER funding to projects that have a significant impact on the Nation, a region or a metropolitan area.
The project consists of a grade separation at Rosecrans Avenue and Marquardt Avenue, from the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway mainline double tracks in the City of Santa Fe Springs, California.