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March 19th, 2024

Press Release - For Immediate Release

ICTC awarded $4 Million from the Community Projects Appropriations Cycle, Fiscal Year 2024 for the Calexico Intermodal Transportation Center

David Aguirre
Executive Director
1503 N. Imperial Ave., Suite 104
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 592-4494

El Centro, Calif. – The Imperial County Transportation Commission (ICTC) is excited to announce that it was recently awarded $4,116,279 in grant funding through the Community Projects Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2024 for the construction of the Calexico Intermodal Transportation Center in the City of Calexico. Congressman Dr. Raul Ruiz submitted 15 community projects to the House Appropriations Committee for the California’s 25th District including one for ICTC for $4,116,279.

“I am thrilled that all of the Community Projects I advocated for were successfully chosen to be funded! Communities across every corner of my district from San Jacinto to Imperial Valley will benefit from these projects. The impact across my district will be profound, ranging from expanding a shelter for farmworkers, increasing mental health services, and repairing outdated bridges and roads. In championing these projects, I fought for funding that will improve the daily lives of my constituents by making their commutes safer, water cleaner, and environment healthier,” said Dr. Ruiz. (Congressman Raul Ruiz, par.2)

Previously, ICTC was awarded a $12.8 Million award from the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) program discretionary grant. The project was also awarded a $1.073 Million Active Transportation Program (ATP) Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Component grant and a $1 Million SCAG Reap 2.0 CTC Partnership Grant.

This project will fund construction activities for a new intermodal transportation center in the downtown area of the city of Calexico. The facility will provide the public with transportation options (like Imperial Valley Transit, Calexico On Demand and taxi services) within a single location while also providing a series of amenities like the ability to purchase public transit tickets, shade canopies and waiting areas, benches, bicycle racks, lighting and landscaping, security infrastructure, a public restroom, and ADA compliant pedestrian sidewalk and crossing improvements, including sidewalk improvements to the eastside of Rockwood Avenue between 1st and 3rd Streets. The project will also feature zero emission amenities such as vehicle charging stations. These improvements will provide much needed accessibility to transit services for Imperial County residents and pedestrians utilizing the Calexico West Port of Entry Pedestrian Crossing Facility.

ICTC is proud to see this project secure these funding opportunities, after a decade of completing planning and study efforts. We are excited to see the impact a new transportation center will have for the growth of Calexico and beyond.

“I would like to extend my utmost appreciation to Congressman Dr. Raul Ruiz for the continued support to ICTC and the Imperial Valley. We are excited at the opportunity to finally deliver this critical project for the residents of the Imperial Valley” said ICTC Executive Director David Aguirre.

ICTC would like to extend its gratitude to Congressman Dr. Raul Ruiz, SCAG, our state, federal and local partners, and the City of Calexico, who have assisted ICTC along the journey of bringing this significant infrastructure improvement project to the Imperial Valley.

It is anticipated that the project will start construction in July/August 2024.

To stay up to date on this project please visit the ICTC website at: