Rep. Carbajal Highlights Over $21 Million in New Investments for San Luis Obispo Transit from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, American Rescue Plan

Congressman Salud Carbajal highlighted two new grants announced this month for San Luis Obispo area transit improvements, totaling more than $21 million, that were made possible by his work in Congress approving both the American Rescue Plan and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

Today, Congressman Salud Carbajal highlighted two new grants announced this month for San Luis Obispo area transit improvements, totaling more than $21 million, that were made possible by his work in Congress approving both the American Rescue Plan and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

“I’m proud to see more than $21 million coming back to San Luis Obispo this month to support and improve the transit systems that thousands of SLO families rely on every day to reach their jobs, essential services, and local businesses,” said Congressman Carbajal. “Last year, I helped deliver two landmark pieces of legislation that are bringing critical investments to the Central Coast–and these two grants for San Luis Obispo are just a few of the most recent examples of how these bills are continuing to make a difference in our own backyards.”

The City of San Luis Obispo is receiving $12,385,551 in grant funding from the American Rescue Plan through the U.S. Department of Transportation to support the City’s public transit systems.

The San Luis Obispo Regional Transit Authority is also receiving $8,799,979 from the Federal Transit Administration to replace old public transit buses with zero-emission buses, an investment made possible by the funding approved in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

“Buses are a vital part of our community’s transit mix, providing a low-cost way to get around town that also reduces traffic. These funds will allow us to operate a robust bus network while we transition our fleet to zero-emission battery-electric buses in line with meeting our goal of being carbon neutral by 2030,” said San Luis Obispo Mayor Erica A. Stewart.

Congressman Carbajal voted for both the American Rescue Plan and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law over the past year.

In March 2021, Carbajal voted for the American Rescue Plan to deliver more than $3 billion to the Central Coast to keep business afloat through the COVID-19 pandemic, help California families in need, distribute life-saving vaccines, and reopen schools safely.

In November 2021, Carbajal voted for the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to invest in the Central Coast’s roads, bridges, and public transit – as well investments in cutting greenhouse gas emissions, expand access to high-speed internet, and protect access to clean drinking water.

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