Burbank, CA – Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced the inclusion of nearly $20 million for local priorities in a transportation and infrastructure package, the INVEST in America Act, introduced this week.
The investments would be shared across seven projects from Glendale to West Hollywood and resulted from Schiff’s advocacy to ensure Los Angeles transportation and infrastructure saw significant funding support in the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure legislation.
“Investing in our nation’s infrastructure is the strongest way to both revitalize our economy and ensure we are ready for the future,” said Schiff. “That process begins with this transportation investment bill, which includes seven important community projects for California’s 28th Congressional District. These improvements will enhance the safety, green sustainability, and quality of life across our community. Infrastructure is more than just roads and bridges — and includes investments in people and how they live — and I’m confident that we will pass a major surface transportation infrastructure package this year.”
The bill, which is expected to receive a vote in the House in the coming months, includes the following local funding priorities, which were requested by communities across the district:
- $500,000 for the 5 & 134 Freeway Electric Vehicle DC Fast Charging Network (City of Burbank) to expand the installation of electric vehicle charging stations along the I-5 & SR-134 Freeway corridors.
- $2 million for the Olive/Magnolia Bridge Safety Barrier Rail Project (City of Burbank) to modernize barriers and pedestrian railings for safety purposes.
- $2.08 million for the Broadway Rehabilitation Project (City of Glendale) to make safety improves for all modes of transportation.
- $2.4 million for a Community Beautification Project (City of Glendale) to facilitate road, sidewalk, and driveway repairs and install shared roadway bicycle markings.
- $3 million for the Beverly and Robertson Boulevards Complete Street Improvements (City of West Hollywood) to modernize roadways and make pedestrian safety improvements.
- $4.8 million for the Flint Canyon Trail Repair/Restoration (City of La Cañada Flintridge) to create a permanent stabilization solution for erosion.
- $4.9 million for Melrose Avenue Complete Street Improvements (City of West Hollywood) to modernize roadways and make pedestrian and bicycle safety improvements.
The full text of H.R. 3684 can be found here. The full descriptions of community projects Schiff requested can be found here.