Benoit to Address California Transportation Commission Visit
RIVERSIDE – Local transportation projects will be highlighted by Supervisor John J. Benoit in welcoming remarks to the California Transportation Commission during the commission’s special visit Wednesday to Riverside. The commission will meet at 1 p.m. at the Board of Supervisors Chambers in the Riverside County Administration Center at 4080 Lemon St.
The agenda for the California Transportation Commission’s two-day visit, which includes another public meeting at 9 a.m. Thursday, is available at www.catc.ca.gov.
“The California Transportation Commission’s investment in our transportation system has helped our region and economy,” said Supervisor John J. Benoit. “Riverside County is building significant projects by leveraging state bond and federal stimulus funds with local monies made possible by voters who have approved and renewed a half-cent sales tax to fund our needs.”
Benoit will provide an update on Interstate 215 improvements, the 24-mile extension of Metrolink service between Riverside and Perris, and improvements to four major Interstate 10 interchanges in the Coachella Valley.
Benoit serves as the vice chairman of the Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC).
Benoit will also feature two Highway 91 projects: the 6-mile extension of carpool lanes through Riverside, currently in the bid process, and the $1.3 billion federal loan RCTC is seeking to rebuild six interchanges and add general purpose and tolled express lanes in an 8-mile stretch from the Orange-Riverside County line to Riverside. The locally-funded highway plan could create 16,000 jobs while relieving one of Southern California’s most congested freeways.
For more information, please contact the California Transportation Commission, 916-654-4245.