U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) wrote a letter to U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Anthony Foxx in support of federal investment in the form of a Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant for the 57/60 confluence project. U.S. Representatives Grace Napolitano (D-El Monte), Judy Chu (D-Monterey Park), and Norma Torres (D-Pomona) cosigned the letter of support.
Rep. Royce, who represents the City of Diamond Bar, has been a longtime advocate of fixing the freeways. Both Secretary Foxx and the Chairman Bill Shuster of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee have visited the confluence at Rep. Royce’s invitation. Rep. Royce also wrote letters to the DOT in support of the 57/60 being included in the Primary Freight Network (PFN), which assisted Diamond Bar during its first successful TIGER grand bid, as the PFN designation highlighted the economic value of this trade route for our nation.
“The congestion at the 57/60 confluence stretches out commutes to work, delays the delivery of goods to market, and is quite frankly a danger to drivers,” said Rep. Royce. “Prioritizing this project for federal investment benefits public safety, the environment, and our economy.”
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Source:: U.S. Rep. Ed Royce