WASHINGTON -- Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), a senior Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, today announced House approval of more than $120 million in federal funds for the Bay Area, including funding for the Presidio as well as key water and transportation projects.
The House Appropriations Interior Subcommittee set aside $34 million in funding for operations and maintenance of the Presidio. "This funding is a vote of confidence by Congress in support of the future plans for the Presidio," Pelosi said.
Pelosi also said a House-Senate conference gave final approval to more than $83 million in federal transportation funds, including a full $80 million in funding for the BART airport extension. Other transportation appropriations for the Bay Area includes: $2 million for MUNI bus purchases; $1 million for the Treasure Island ferry and $275,000 to allow increased public transportation for those living in economically disadvantaged areas of San Francisco to connect with jobs at SFO.
"The nearly $8 million in local water projects are essential to the navigation of the San Francisco Bay," Pelosi said, "and the transportation funding will help us pursue our goal of reducing growing traffic congestion, encouraging the use of alternative travel and making our community more livable."
Among local water projects receiving federal funding were: