More money will be poured into California’s transit system as 16 transportation projects and passenger rail services have been confirmed to be recipients of $2.5 billion in funding.

Awarded by the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA), the funding is part of the Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP) state’s continuing effort to increase the commuters’ mobility options, while reducing reliance on driving personal vehicles.

Enumerating some of the projects that will get a fund from the billion-dollar investment, Railway-News reported:

• 600 million USD for LA Metro’s East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor project to complete the 6.7-mile light rail segment between Van Nuys/Orange Line and Van Nuys/San Fernando

• 407 million USD for the Inglewood Transit Connector automated people mover, which will support the 2028 Olympics

• 375 million USD for the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority’s BART Silicon Valley Phase II extension project, which will bring BART service to downtown San Jose and Santa Clara

• 367 million USD for the Peninsula Corridor Electrification project, which is electrifying Caltrain rail services and acquiring new electric multiple unit trains for improved and more frequent services

• 142 million USD for the Valley Rail project throughout the Altamont Corridor Express and San Joaquin service areas