This is in addition to more than $US 1bn awarded recently to LACMTA by California Transportation Agency (CalSta) as part of its SB-1 funding for transit and inter-city rail capital improvements. These two amounts are expected to fund more than $US 1.8bn in LACMTA projects for several years.\r\nSB-1 is California\u2019s gasoline tax and vehicle fee transport funding programme approved in 2017 and signed into law by California\u2019s governor Mr Jerry Brown. The awards are the largest allocation of SB-1 funds in California so far, and LACMTA has received 26% of total state funding. SB-1 gasoline tax funds will be combined with locally-generated transport sales tax contributions to continue expanding Los Angeles County's transport network. Los Angeles County has seven of the state\u2019s 10 most congested highways and its ports handle 86% of all containers in California.\r\nLACMT\u2019s projects were chosen as solutions to transform the county\u2019s bus and rail networks, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and vehicle-km travelled and enhance mobility in the area.\r\nLACMTA rail projects announced for SB-1 funding include the $US 150m airport metro connector 96th Street transit station project, and America\u2019s Global Freight Gateway - Southern California rail project worth $US 128.6m.\r\nTransit capital projects that were awarded multi-year funding include:\u2022 $US 1bn for the transit and inter-city rail capital programme\u2022 Gold Line Foothill light rail extension to Montclair\u2022 East San Fernando Valley transit corridor\u2022 West Santa Ana branch light rail transit corridor\u2022 Green Line light rail extension to Torrance\u2022 Orange\/Red Line to Gold Line bus rapid transit corridor, and\u2022 Vermont transit corridor.