Mayor Edwin M. Lee today applauded the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) for awarding $11 million to San Francisco to fund six innovative projects aimed at reducing traffic congestion and creating a safer and more efficient transportation system. The award was announced today by U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx at The White House Frontiers Conference, a national convening hosted by President Barack Obama to explore the future of innovation.
“Moving people and goods safely and efficiently throughout our City and region is a top priority for me. With this funding, San Francisco can move forward with a number of pioneering projects across the City that will utilize advanced transportation technology to address traffic congestion on our streets and allow for a smarter and more equitable transportation system for all San Franciscans,” said Mayor Lee. “I thank Secretary Anthony Foxx, Leader Nancy Pelosi, and all of our federal partners for their leadership, and for rewarding San Francisco’s innovative proposals with important federal support.”