US Department of Transportation RAISE Grant Award of $12,887,507 for Imperial County Transportation Commission
For Immediate Release
David Aguirre, Executive Director
Imperial County Transportation Commission (ICTC)
1503 N. Imperial Ave., Suite 104, El Centro, CA 92243
El Centro, Calif. – The Imperial County Transportation Commission (ICTC) is excited to announce that it was selected as one of the recipients of a US Department of Transportation (USDOT) Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) program discretionary grant. ICTC was awarded $12.8 Million for the construction of the Calexico Intermodal Transportation Center (ITC). ICTC was one of eight awardees in the State of California.
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 the opportunity to obtain transportation services (like Imperial Valley Transit and Calexico On Demand) 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, public restrooms, and ADA compliant pedestrian sidewalk and crossing improvements. The project is also located just blocks away from the Calexico West Port of Entry Pedestrian Crossing Facility.
The project is expected to significantly reduce vehicle miles traveled and increase annual passenger ridership which will reduce emissions specifically by encouraging modal shift. Access to daily destinations will be significantly improved by providing one single transportation center that links multiple modes of public and private transportation, demonstrating system-wide connectivity and increasing transportation choices.