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California Department of Transportation
Date: February 10, 2012
District: District 4 - Oakland
Contact: Bob Haus
Phone: (510) 286-5576
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:
- $35,325,373 for the BART extension to Warm Springs
- $16,045,290 for the San Francisco MUNI Central Subway Project
- $29, 323,655 to Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District for new buses.
- $17,169,031 to Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority for Community Buses, Express Buses, and 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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