June 09, 2021

Cárdenas Secures $19.1M for San Fernando Valley in Federal Surface Transportation Bill

The INVEST in America Act is comprehensive surface transportation legislation that will modernize the country’s roads, bridges, transit, rail and more.

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) announced he secured provisions in the INVEST in America Act that will benefit the San Fernando Valley. The $547 billion surface transportation reauthorization bill, which includes $19.1 million for California’s 29th Congressional District,  will be considered by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure during a markup today

“Recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic requires us to reimagine our community’s transportation infrastructure,” said Congressman Cárdenas. “The seven projects I secured on behalf of my constituents will help us fix our roads, get more buses on our streets, create jobs and keep our community safe. Our recovery depends on meeting the evolving needs of Angelenos, and the INVEST in America Act will give us an opportunity to invest federal dollars on projects that will make a real difference in the San Fernando Valley. I look forward to working with my colleagues to pass this bill.”

The INVEST in America Act offers a new approach to federal transportation policy by emphasizing fixing existing roads and bridges and making record investments in passenger rail, public transit, cycling and walking infrastructure. The five-year surface transportation bill help meet President Biden’s vision to invest in American workers and communities while tackling the climate crisis head-on. The INVEST in America Act can create millions of good-paying jobs, restore the nation’s global competitive edge, reduce carbon pollution that drives the climate crisis, and make communities safer and more connected. Thanks to strong Buy America provisions and labor protections, the work will be fueled by American workers, manufacturing and ingenuity, with targeted investments in underserved communities.

The legislation, among other things, will include:

  • $1,236,000 for the East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor (ESFVTC) Transit-Oriented Community (TOC) Plan Project (Located on Van Nuys Boulevard and Aetna Street in Van Nuys, traveling north on Van Nuys Boulevard through Arleta and Pacoima, before turning left on San Fernando Road and terminating at the Sylmar Metrolink station); 
  • $1,340, 000 for the City of San Fernando Fixed Trolley Service and Electric Buses Project (Located in the entire City of San Fernando);
  • $10,000,000 for the East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor Project (Located on Van Nuys Boulevard and San Fernando Road corridor in the San Fernando Valley);
  • $3,256,591 for the Woodman Sidewalk Improvement Project (Located on Woodman Ave. and Community St. to Woodman Ave. and Branford St. Los Angeles, 91402); 
  • $844,800 for City of San Fernando Sidewalk Repair Project (Located in the entire City of San Fernando);
  • $594,027.44 for the San Fernando Road Bike Path Phase Three Project (Located on San Fernando Road and Branford St. to San Fernando Road and Cohasset St. Los Angeles, 91331); and 
  • $1,797,312 for the East San Fernando Valley Traffic Signals on the High Injury Network Project (Located in Intersection of Valerio St and Woodley Ave, Van Nuys, California, 91406).

For more information on the INVEST in America Act, including bill text and section-by-section summary, click here