Reducing traffic congestion, increasing water storage among key priorities
“The projects I am advocating for would alleviate traffic congestion in South Placer and Folsom, increase public safety, ensure access to safe drinking water, and significantly bolster fire-fighting capabilities across the Tahoe region and Eastern Sierras. I will never stop fighting to return taxpayer dollars to our community to fund projects vital to our health, safety, and welfare.” – Congressman Kevin Kiley
Background: As part of the annual federal budget process, various House subcommittees selected projects from those submitted by members of Congress to move forward. Out of the fifteen projects submitted by Rep. Kiley, thirteen were chosen to move forward. This is a major positive step forward in the federal funding process and the next step will include consideration by the House Appropriations Committee.
Rep. Kiley’s Selected Projects
Folsom Lake Crossing Safety Improvement Project: This request would allocate $1,040,000 to the City of Folsom to add a median barrier rail to Folsom Lake Crossing. The project would minimize head-on collisions and the resulting injuries and casualties.
US-50/Empire Ranch Road Interchange Project: This request would allocate $4,000,000 to the City of Folsom to construct a new interchange on US 50, thereby reducing traffic congestion and improving safety.
Roseville Blue Oaks BLVD Roadway and Bridge Widening Project: This request would allocate $3,200,000 to the City of Roseville to widen Blue Oaks Boulevard and bridge to alleviate a transportation bottleneck in Roseville.
Placer County First Responders Radio Interoperability Project: This request would allocate $1,000,000 to Placer County to purchase 160 Motorola APX 8000 dual-band radios for the Sheriff’s Office.
Truckee Law Enforcement Radio Project: This request would allocate $468,000 to the Truckee Police Department to purchase triband radios.
PRIDE Industries Transportation Modernization Project: This request would allocate $1,000,000 to the non-profit PRIDE Industries to modernize their transportation fleet to drive people with intellectual and development disabilities to their job site, thereby promoting their independence and access to employment opportunities while reducing reliance on social welfare programs.
City of Loyalton Water Infrastructure Project: This request would allocate $2,000,000 to the City of Loyalton to replace the deteriorating main water line and would ensure access to safe drinking water, as well as enable the fire department to better fight fires.
Kings Beach Drinking Water and Fire Suppression Improvement Project: This request would allocate $1,250,000 to the North Tahoe Public Utility District to replace old and undersized water pipes, install new fire hydrants, and improve water supply for fire suppression in Kings Beach.
PST A-15 Broadband Project: This request would allocate $4,224,000 to the Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Co-Op to construct middle and last-mile fiber optic networks to rural residents in the A-15 and Valley Ranch areas.
Bridgeport Ambulance Replacement Project: This request would allocate $215,000 to Mono County to replace an ambulance used by a critical care facility that no longer complies with emergency response vehicle safety standards.
Kokila Reservoir Replacement Project: This request would allocate $1,250,000 to the San Juan Water District to replace the aging Kokila Reservoir with a new partially buried prestressed tank. The project would ensure over 330,000 Placer and Sacramento County residents continue to have access to safe and reliable drinking water.
Georgetown Divide Public Utility District Water Reliability and Fire Resiliency Storage Tank Project: This request would allocate $1,250,000 to the Georgetown Divide Public Utility District to construct a 2-million-gallon fire resilient water storage tank to aid in fire suppression efforts.
South Tahoe Public Utility District for Enhancing the Resilience of Critical Water Infrastructure: This request would allocate $1,000,000 to the South Tahoe Public Utility District to replace deteriorating waterlines, improve infrastructure, and install new fire hydrants in order to better fight fires.