(Washington, DC) – (RealEstateRama) — Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (CA-32) congratulated Foothill Transit on the $7.24 million Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grant it received for the design and construction of a transit center at Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC) in Walnut, CA.
“We congratulate Foothill Transit on being awarded new federal funds which will relieve congestion, reduce pollution, and improve public transportation in the San Gabriel Valley,” Napolitano said. “With over 30,000 students and 2,400 staff and faculty members at the college, access to Mt SAC’s campus is a significant problem, and the new transit center will benefit the entire college community. More and more, millions of Americans rely on public transportation for their commute, and we must ensure support for these projects at all levels of government.”
The Federal Bus and Bus Facilities grant for the Mt. SAC Transit Center will include ten bus bays, transit information, and passenger amenities. Foothill Transit has been at the forefront of innovation with its 100% alternative fuel bus fleet as well as acquiring the first fast-charging electric buses in the world. While Foothill provides almost three million boardings per year on lines that reach the college, there is currently no on-campus transit access. The new transit center will consolidate and centralize ten off-campus curbside stops located on high-speed arterial roads around the college to allow safer pedestrian access to and from the campus.
As the highest ranking Californian on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Napolitano advocated for the inclusion of the Bus and Bus Facilities Grant program in the FAST Act, which Congress passed last year. Napolitano coauthored a letter in June expressing support to FTA for Foothill Transit’s grant request with Reps. Ed Royce (CA-39), Adam Schiff (CA-28), Judy Chu (CA-27), and Norma Torres (CA-35). The full letter can be viewed here.
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