California Department of Transportation
Date: June 5, 2013
Contact: Patrick Chandler
CALTRANS AWARDS NEARLY $250 MILLION TO IMPROVEPUBLIC TRANSIT AND AIR QUALITY
LOS ANGELES – 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:
- Los Angeles County: $504,000 to Culver City to purchase a real‐time next bus arrival information system for transit riders and $188,360 to the City of Commerce to purchase two new replacement compressed natural gas (CNG) transit buses.
- Ventura County: $774,000 to purchase of two replacement CNG transit buses for the City of Moorpark.
For a comprehensive list of all projects that received Proposition 1B transit funding, please see the attached file.
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