California Department of Transportation
 

California Department of Transportation

Date: February 10, 2012
District: District 3 - Marysville
Contact: Rochelle Jenkins  rochelle_jenkins@dot.ca.gov
Phone: 530. 634-7640 desk 530. 701-5209 cell

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

SACRAMENTO – 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 allocations awarded Proposition 1B funding include:

  • Sacramento – $6.7 million for the light rail South Sacramento corridor phase 2 project from Meadowview Road to Consumnes River College
  • .Lake Tahoe - $122,000 to purchase a 38 passenger transit bus
  • Sacramento - $2.8 million to replace Sacramento Regional Transit District paratransit vehicles

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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