Press Release by Congresswoman Pelosi

Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi

Pelosi Commends Clinton Administration for New Transportation Funding for San Francisco

December 23, 1999

Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in announcing three grant awards today commended the Clinton Administration, Secretary Rodney Slater, and the Department of Transportation for recognizing the importance of our initiatives to provide safer commuting for Bay Area residents. "I especially want to commend Congresswoman Woolsey for her leadership in convincing the administration and Congress that the Golden Gate Bridge is a landmark of national significance and therefore deserving of significant national funding," Pelosi said.

The three grant awards for safer transportation in San Francisco are as follows:

$11,613,000 from the Bridge Discretionary Funds for the Golden Gate Bridge Phase II funding. Phase II consists of seismically retrofitting the South Viaduct, South Anchorage Housing, Fort Point arch, and Pylons 51 and 52.

$1,600,000 from the Public Lands Highway Discretionary Fund for Doyle Drive (U.S. Highway 101) in the Presidio of San Francisco National Park in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Pelosi stressed the importance of this project which "provides for continued environmental and preliminary engineering for reconstruction of the 1.1-mile roadway."

$1,175,000 from the Ferry Boat Discretionary Funds for the purchase of a new, "canopy-ready" float and ramp to allow the Port of San Francisco to provide weather protection for commuters. Pelosi said, "Funding for this new ramping system will allow for safer, more efficient berthing for the ferries."

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