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How to find out what your city will get from transportation stimulus funds

Hundreds of California street, bikeway, traffic signal and other local transportation projects partly funded with federal stimulus money have been compiled in a new list released by the state.
Want to know what projects are being funded near you? Enter a city in the search field at the top of the Caltrans database here.

In all, $2.5 billion in stimulus money has been funneled into contracts for such things as pedestrian and street-scape upgrades along Pier Avenue in Hermosa Beach and new left-turn lights in West Covina.

Los Angeles will spend several million dollars for pedestrian and bikeway improvements along the L.A. River and elsewhere. An additional $456 million in federal stimulus funds are expected to be awarded in contracts statewide by next month.
The infusion of funds is part of an ongoing effort “to create jobs and jump-start the economy” through infrastructure investment, said Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

-- Rich Connell

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