Trains, roads and trails among money recipients

Grand Avenue in Grover Beach, Price Canyon Road, transit centers in several cities, and buses serving various parts of the county will be among the many recipients of the nearly $20 million approved last week for transportation projects by the San Luis Obispo Council of Governments (SLOCOG).

SLOCOG, whose board of directors includes one representative from each of the county’s seven cities as well as all five members of the county Board of Supervisors, funnels money from state sales taxes, federal gas taxes and state bond proceeds into various projects throughout San Luis Obispo County.

The projects dealt with last week — whose cumulative value is $19.7 million — are in various stages and will arrive at different times. Some of these allocations are for studies, others for construction, and yet others are someplace in between.

Local governments are or will become involved in some of the allocations and will set the timetable.

“Most of these are allocations for the future,” said SLOCOG’s Steve Devencenzi. “You’re not going to be seeing these soon by any means.”

Among the future projects on the SLOCOG lists:

Grover Beach train station expansion: $1,059,539

Atascadero Transit Center: $900,000

North County Regional Trail Plan: $100,000

Various transit vehicles and coaches throughout the county: $2,250,000

Planning for Arroyo Grande and Morro Bay bicycle and pedestrian plan: $15,000 each

Environmental determination, Morro Bay-Cayucos bike and pedestrian connector: $37,000

North County regional trail plan: $100,000

Rideshare program: $147,500

Port San Luis pier and canopy reconstruction, engineering: $50,000

Grand Avenue Improvements Ninth Street to 14th Street, construction: $300,000

Price Canyon Road widening to Ormonde, construction: $250,000

For more information, call SLOCOG at 781-4219.