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Caltrans Awards $350 Million In Grants To Improve Public Transit And Air Quality

San Bernardino, CA, June 2, 2012, noon – Caltrans has awarded approximately $350 million in grants to improve public transit across California. An estimated 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 10-year period to improve public transit in California. The projects are a direct investment in the state’s public transit system and will help energize California’s economy, according to Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty. He also says the projects help create jobs, reduce traffic congestion, clean the air, and provide Californians with more viable alternatives to rising gas prices. One of the projects awarded Proposition 1B funding in San Bernardino County includes $144,915 for shelters, amenities, and solar lighting for the Victor Valley Transit Authority. So far, Proposition 1B has provided $1.7 billion in funding to more than 700 transit projects statewide, with 216 completed. Caltrans District 8 received $16,459,510 million for transit projects. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31534.mp3|titles=Caltrans...

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Caltrans Workshop Shapes The Future Of Transportation

Sacramento, CA, May 29, 2012, noon – Caltrans hosted a workshop on May 23 for transportation stakeholders and officials to evaluate the California Interregional Blueprint, a long-term plan that will help shape decision-making for the state’s transportation system. Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty believes “The future of California’s economy and our quality of life depends on a transportation system that is safe and reliable as it moves people and goods efficiently” and he says “Engaging our transportation partners will result in a more unified transportation strategy that will benefit travelers throughout  California for years to come.” Partners, including the California Transportation Commission, California Air Resources Board, regional governments, and port authority officials, provided input to the plan, which will link regional, statewide and land use goals into a cohesive vision for the future. Participants also reviewed the California Transportation Commission’s Statewide Transportation Needs Assessment report to discuss a 10-year approach to planning, building and financing projects. Ideally, California will continue to work toward an integrated, multi-modal, interregional transportation system over the next decade. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31528.mp3|titles=Caltrans...

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