Building A Better Connected Inland Empire
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg announced that the Biden-Harris Administration has awarded more than $2.2 billion from the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) program to help urban and rural communities move forward on projects that modernize roads, bridges, transit, rail, ports, and intermodal transportation and make our transportation systems safer, more accessible, more affordable, and more sustainable.
This year, the City of Fontana was awarded $15 million for the “Building A Better Connected Inland Empire” project. This Complete Streets Solution includes street, bike, sidewalk, and trail improvements for Cherry Avenue and Victoria Street bringing numerous benefits and better quality of life for Fontana residents. The improvements will address problems related to pollution and carbon emissions, improve traffic flow, reduce commute times, protect response times for first responders, expand options for biking, walking and bus transit, improve access to essential services, and create 7,500+ good paying jobs in the community.
Below is a document that was prepared during the 2022 grant application process: