California Department of Transportation
Date: June 5, 2013
District: 3 - Marysville, www.dot.ca.gov/dist3
Jody Jones, District Director
Contact: Steve Nelson - Email: email@example.com
Phone: (530) 741-4566 office, (530) 701-9459 cell
CALTRANS AWARDS NEARLY $250 MILLION TO IMPROVEPUBLIC TRANSIT AND AIR QUALITY
MARYSVILLE – Caltrans has awarded nearly $250 million to improve public transit and air quality across California. One-hundred twenty-seven 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 nearly 900 transit projects statewide, with 340 completed.
Some of the notable projects awarded Proposition 1B funding include:
- Butte County: the Butte County Association of Governments was awarded $4.5 million toward design and construction of a transit facility.
- El Dorado County: the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency was awarded $1.3 million to modernize bus facilities, install fare boxes and purchase buses
- Placer County: the Placer County Department of Public Works was awarded $2.2 million to purchase buses.
- Sacramento County: the Sacramento Regional Transit District was awarded nearly $9.4 million to purchase vehicles and buses
For a comprehensive list of all projects that received Proposition 1B transit funding, please see the attached file.
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