Los Angeles secured $709.9 million in federal funding for infrastructure to prepare for the 2028 Summer Olympics.

The funding will be allocated from the $460 billion spending package signed by U.S. President Joe Biden on Saturday, March 9.

Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass said the money would go toward expanding the Metro Rail to further connect local communities at a time when tourism and transportation are at a high point.

“During our international delegation to Paris to prepare for the 2028 Olympics and Paralympics Games, the message was clear: there’s no time to waste in strengthening our local infrastructure and transportation system to be ready to welcome the world for the Games,” Mayor Bass said. “I thank President Biden… and all of Los Angeles’ federal representatives for their continued partnership to help us secure the funding needed to expand Metro’s transportation system, build new infrastructure at the Port of Los Angeles and increase safety, accessibility, and sustainability for all residents and visitors in the region.”

The East San Fernando Valley Light Rail Transit Project and sections two and three of the D Line, or Purple Line, Subway Extension Project are among the Metro lines that will receive the funding.

The Mayor added that $160 million would go toward street repair and traffic safety, and $139 million would go toward improving transportation access for those with disabilities. The city will soon see upgrades to crosswalks, sidewalks, and curb ramps.

“This is great news for anyone who has to navigate our infamous traffic in LA County,” Metro CEO Stephanie Wiggins said. “I want to convey my thanks to Metro’s Board of Directors for putting us in a position to receive such favorable news from Congress… We also thank President Biden for signing this bill into law so we can complete these game-changing projects and deliver a world-class transit system for LA County’s 10 million residents.”














































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