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California invests $214 million public transit, air quality
Posted By Tina Grady Barbaccia On October 31, 2011 @ 8:40 pm In Aggbeat Online | No Comments
Public transit projects across California are receiving bond funds to upgrad e transit service, purchase eco-friendly buses, and modernize transit stations to create jobs across the state, according to an Oct. 31 press statement from Caltrans. The 138 projects will receive $214 million from Proposition 1B, the 2006 voter-approved transportation bond, which includes $3.6 billion 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,” Acting Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty said in a written statement. “Not only will these projects help create jobs, they will also reduce traffic congestion, protect the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and provide Californians an alternative to rising gas prices.”
According to Caltrans, some of the notable projects receiving funding include the following:
Click here a comprehensive list of all projects  that received funding.
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 Click here a comprehensive list of all projects: http://www.dot.ca.gov/docs/Prop1BTransitProjectsOctober2011.pdf
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