In early September, U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg visited the Port of Los Angeles to announce a $20 million infrastructure grant for a critical road-railway grade separation project at the facility. The funds are part of the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) program, which is part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

A total of $2.2 billion was made available through the program this year and US DOT received $13 billion in applications for the funding.

"The projects that rose to the top are ones that demonstrated clear and compelling value to the American people," Buttigieg said at the event. "And everyone who worked on that here has a lot to be proud of."

A total of eight projects from California were chosen for $119.6 million in funding. Hawaii had two projects valued at $49.8 million selected.

California RAISE Grant Recipients

Project Applicant Amount
Maritime Support Facility Access/Terminal Island Rail System Port of Los Angeles $20 million
Mobility Zones Sacramento Area Council of Governments $5 million
Zero-emissions Bus Operations Maintenance and Administration Facility Yuba-Sutter Transit Authority $15 million
Tolowa Dee-Ni' Nation Connected Communities Project Tolowa Dee-Ni Nation $1.6 million
Building a Better Connected Inland Empire City of Fontana $15 million
California High-Speed Rail: Merced Extension Design Project California High-Speed Rail Authority $25 million
Inglewood Transit Connector Project City of Inglewood $15 million
Transforming Howard Street for Safe & Equitable Mobility San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency $23 million

Hawaii RAISE Grant Recipients

Project Applicant Amount
Waiale Road Extension Project County of Kauai $25 million
Poipu Road Safety and Mobility County of Kauai $24.8 million