GCVCC Legislative Update
GCVCC Supports City of Coachella’s TCEP Grant Program Application
The Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce and our 1,400 plus members are pleased to provide this letter of support for the City of Coachella’s (City) Trade Corridor Enhancement Program (TCEP) Funding Application for a new interchange at State Route 86/Avenue 50 (SR 86/Ave 50 IC) located in the City of Coachella, California.
The proposed project provides a new access point on SR-86, which is a Primary Highway Freight System (PHFS) of the National Highway Freight Network. It promotes regional connectivity in rural areas to facilitate freight movements, economic growth and housing development, complemented by other active capital projects that enhance the economic value of the SR-86/Ave 50 IC. These include: the extension of Avenue 50 from its current terminus, across the All-American Canal (a federal facility), to Interstate 10 and the Interstate 10/Avenue 50 interchange. A TCEP fund to the City will significantly improve quality of life with safer, more reliable transportation access, and spur economic growth and investment in the underserved community of Coachella.