California Department of Transportation
 

California Department of Transportation

Date: May 3, 2013
District:12
Contact: David Richardson
Phone: (949) 724-2341

CALTRANS AWARDS $301 MILLION TO IMPROVE PUBLIC TRANSIT AND AIR QUALITY

IRVINE – Caltrans has awarded $301 million to improve public transit across California. Seventy-two projects will upgrade transit service, purchase eco-friendly buses, modernize transit stations, and create jobs throughout the state.

“These projects give Californians a viable alternative to using their cars,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty. "Public transit reduces traffic congestion and protects the environment by lowering greenhouse gas emissions.”

The funding comes from Proposition 1B, the 2006 voter-approved transportation bond, which is providing $3.6 billion over a 10-year period to improve public transit in California. To date, Proposition 1B has provided more than $2 billion in funding to approximately 750 transit projects statewide, with 340 completed.

For a comprehensive list of all projects that received Proposition 1B transit funding, please see the attached file.

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