Sherman’s Projects Included in Omnibus Transportation Bill
Washington, D.C. - Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) announced today that the House of Representatives authorized $16 million for transportation projects in his district in the Transportation Equity Act, H.R. 3. Shermans district includes most of the West San Fernando Valley, and much of the South Valley.
œI went to my colleagues seeking funds to repave and improve roads, provide lighting, and improve safety throughout my district, said Sherman. œWe secured $4.5 million for roads, lighting and safety in the Northwest Valley, $4 million in the Southwest Valley, $2.8 for roads in Van Nuys/Sherman Oaks and $700,000 million for roads elsewhere in the Valley.
œWe also secured funds for transportation projects at Pierce College, Burbank Airport and Mission College. We secured federal funds toward adding a lane each on the 5 Freeway from the 134 to the 170, and we secured funds for the Reseda Blvd. Bus Transit Route. Finally, we secured $1 million to buy land and build trails in the Santa Monica Mountains, added Sherman.
The House of Representatives passed H.R.3 earlier today, and the bill will move to the Senate for their consideration.