Valley Link Rail Project Seeking Funding Priority

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In recent action, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), the transportation planning, financing and coordinating agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area, unanimously approved a regional grants strategy for the major competitive transportation funding programs under the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). Under the leadership of Alameda County District 4 Supervisor Nate Miley, the Valley Link rail project was added to the list of regional project priorities for the Capital Investment Grant (CIG) Program, pending Federal Transit Administration (FTA) approval of the Valley Link rail project into the formal project delivery process for the CIG Program.

In his remarks to the Commission, Miley noted that the Valley Link Project is a vital, cost-effective passenger rail service that will provide equitable, near-term access to more than 1.68 million residents of…

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