California Department of Transportation
 

California Department of Transportation

Today’s Date: Friday, February 10, 2012
District: 1 – Eureka
Contact: Phil Frisbie
Phone: (707) 441-4678

CALTRANS AWARDS $203 MILLION IN GRANTS TO IMPROVE PUBLIC TRANSIT AND AIR QUALITY

EUREKA – Caltrans has awarded nearly $203 million in grants to improve public transit across California. More than 80 projects will upgrade transit service, purchase eco-friendly buses, modernize transit stations and create jobs throughout the state. The grants are funded through Proposition 1B, the 2006 voter-approved transportation bond, which is providing $3.6 billion over a ten-year period to improve public transit in California.

“These projects are a direct investment in our state's public transit system and will help energize California’s economy,” said Acting Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty. "Not only will these projects help create jobs, they will also reduce traffic congestion, clean the air, and provide Californians an alternative to rising gas prices.”

Some of the notable projects awarded Proposition 1B funding include:

Mendocino County - Nearly $2.5 million to the Mendocino Transit Authority to purchase four replacement hybrid busses.

To date, Proposition 1B has funded $1.34 billion in transit projects.

For a comprehensive list of all projects that received transit grants in this funding cycle, please visit: http://www.dot.ca.gov/docs/Prop1BTransitProjectsFebruary2012.pdf

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