Sacramento receives $15 million from DOT

You might notice significant improvements to the Sacramento Valley Station at the rail yards in the near future, as the city has received $15 million for a renovation project. The funds, which were provided from the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grants from the Department of Transportation (DOT), could help enhance the value of this area for local residents and those planning to purchase one of the homes for sale in Sacramento.

"This grant is a huge shot in the arm for Sacramento and could not have come at a better time," Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson said in a June 19, 2012, announcement. "The city has continued to fight for dollars at the federal level and today’s announcement is the result of those tireless efforts."

The city will receive $15 million from the grant and matching local funds. These resources could help improve the quality of the metro's Sacramento Valley Station at 5th and H Streets.

Public transportation is critical to the health of any city, as many commuters often use buses and trains to travel to and from work every day. The Sacramento Valley Station renovation is the next project in a series of transportation improvements in the city, and local officials anticipate the modifications will be finished this fall.