City of Hercules logoOn Thursday, March 7, Congressman John Garamendi secured $850,000 for the Hercules Hub. This federal funding will help the City complete the final design phases for the Hercules Hub project, a state-of-the-art housing and transportation development that will provide efficient, regionally connected transit services.

“This is exciting news for us,” said Dante Hall, Hercules city manager. “With 1,400 housing units and 340,000 square feet of commercial space, the Waterfront District is ready for the Hub. We are excited to be able to move forward and deliver this great project, which will connect our residents and employers with rail, bus and ferry options.”

The Hub was one of 13 community projects that received federal funds on March 7 to provide local affordable housing, transportation infrastructure and social services programs to directly benefit residents of California’s 8th Congressional District.

“Each year in Congress, I work to secure much-needed federal funding for local projects to make our community an even better place to live for working families and all residents,” said Congressman Garamendi.

Not only will these funds move the Hercules Hub closer to construction, but it will also help attract additional state funds. More than $46 million in federal, state and local funds have been invested to date to bring this vision to fruition.

For residents of western Contra Costa County, which lags behind much of the Bay Area in terms of employment and economic opportunity, the Hercules Hub will be an invaluable resource to connect to economic opportunities in the megaregion.

Previously completed construction includes the eastern and western extension of the Bay Trail to connect Pinole and Rodeo to the station, as well as the Path to Transit, which extended John Muir Parkway to provide road access necessary for WestCAT to provide service to the Hub. Once constructed, the Hub will help alleviate road congestion along some of the busiest corridors in the Bay Area.

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