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Progressive Railroading: Caltrain begins $3.5 million grade-crossing project

June 18, 2018

Read article here. Caltrain today will start a one-year project to improve safety at 15 grade crossings between San Francisco and San Jose, California. The $3.5 million project calls for more clearly marked pedestrian crossings, tactile pavement markers and guardrails. Crews also will install or update medians at eight locations to deter motorists from driving around gates,
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Ridgecrest Daily Independent: Highway 14 segment opens on a high note

June 13, 2018

By: Jack Barnwell Read article here. A year of construction, four miles of moving dirt and asphalt, and decades of planning came to fruition Tuesday morning when transportation officials cut the ribbon on the new four-lane expressway on Highway 14. The literal ribbon-cutting event brought together a small crowd on the northbound portion of Highway
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Fontana Herald News: San Bernardino County secures $287 million for newly funded transportation projects

June 9, 2018

The San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) recently briefed public policy leaders on $287 million in newly funded transportation projects that will help shape the future of one of the fastest growing counties in the United States. “We were very successful in securing funding for projects that will increase mobility and improve the quality of
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Voters overwhemingly approve Proposition 69 to dedicate transportation revenues for transportation purposes only

June 5, 2018

SACRAMENTO –Supporters of Proposition 69 applauded voters for overwhelmingly passing Prop 69 which establishes strong constitutional protections to prohibit transportation funding from being used for non-transportation purposes. With only 16 percent of precincts reporting, Prop. 69 was leading 82 percent to 18 percent. “Now that we’ve passed Prop 69 to impose even stronger accountability protections
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Victorville Daily Press: Road work revs up

June 2, 2018

By: Paola Baker The Ranchero Road Corridor project and other Victor Valley road work may be coming to fruition sooner than expected thanks to a much-needed infusion of funds from the state. Caltrans officials announced May 16 that $2.7 billion in competitive grants, funded through the controversial Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), were awarded to
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KCRA Sacramento: Upgrades coming to I-5 bridge in Stockton

June 1, 2018

By: Melanie Hunter A KCRA viewer reached out to us, concerned about the bridge over the Port of Stockton. “It has patches, holes and (it’s just) dangerous. I have debris hit my windshield often,” he said. KCRA talked to officials with Caltrans District 10, who said there are two projects planned on Interstate 5 in
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Lake Elsinore Patch: Funding Secured For I-15 Railroad Canyon Road Interchange Project

May 30, 2018

After regional planners conceived of the project 18 years ago, the overhaul of the Interstate 15 and Railroad Canyon Road interchange Project is now fully funded and moving toward construction. The Railroad Canyon Road and I-15 Interchange is a significant regional transportation corridor, serving the cities of Lake Elsinore, Menifee, Canyon Lake and the County of Riverside.
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Manteca Bulletin: Interstate 5 Work

May 24, 2018

By: Dennis Wyatt Caltrans will repair more than 80 lane miles of Interstate 5 from Hammer Lane in the city of Stockton to the San Joaquin/ Sacramento County line, due to the additional gas tax funds. “This section of I-5 endures a lot of wear and tear because it is a key route for the
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Santa Monica Daily Press: Overnight PCH closures through Friday

May 22, 2018

By: Matthew Hall Lanes of the Pacific Coast Highway will be closed in the coming week as workers paint new lane markers between Santa Monica and Malibu. The California Department of Transportation announced the work Monday saying one lane in each direction will be closed through Friday, May 25. Closures will run along the 26-mile
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Inland Empire Press-Enterprise: Inland freeways, train and interchange projects win millions in state gas-tax cash

May 21, 2018

By: David Downey Proposed toll lanes on the 10 Freeway in San Bernardino County, long-desired upgrades to a Riverside County interchange and a Redlands passenger train are among Inland transportation projects getting a welcome infusion of state money. The funding is the result of California Transportation Commission allocations last week from a pot of money generated by the state’s controversial gas-tax
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SF Gate: Funding Approved To Upgrade Hwy 680/4 Interchange

May 21, 2018

By: Bay City News Service  Upgrades to the Interstate Highway 680/state Highway 4 interchange in Pacheco, considered a bottleneck for traffic in Contra Costa County, are closer to reality after the California Transportation Commission approved $34 million in funding for improvements. “I’ve literally been working on this project since day one” of becoming an assemblyman
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Ventura County Star: Funding approved for long-planned Oxnard bridge that would have prevented deadly crash

May 19, 2018

By: Mike Harris Last month, the California Transportation Commission’s staff recommended that the commission approve $68.6 million in funding for a long-planned bridge in Oxnard that officials say would have prevented a deadly train-vehicle crash there in 2015. On Wednesday, the commission authorized the funding at its meeting in San Diego. Darren Kettle, executive director of the Ventura County Transportation
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Santa Cruz Sentinel: $351M approved for Highway 101 projects

May 18, 2018

By: Gary Richards Attention weary commuters on Highway 101: Help is on the way, from Gilroy to Sunnyvale to SFO and through Petaluma. The California Transportation Commission has approved $351 million to add express lanes on 101 from Highway 237 to Interstate 380, rebuild the 101-237 interchange at Mathilda Avenue, begin plans for new ramps
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Los Angeles Daily News: San Fernando Valley’s Orange Line, Corridor project to benefit from state money. LA leaders hope it stays that way

May 18, 2018

By: Olga Grigoryants Several San Fernando Valley transit projects are receiving a much-needed financial boost, and officials want it to stay that way. They will benefit from a slice of $1.2 billion in state funding as part of three grant programs designed to modernize transportation infrastructure, reduce congestion and increase transit ridership, officials from the
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RT&S: LACMTA awarded $703.6M in grants for county transportation projects

May 17, 2018

By: Kyra Senese The CTC’s announcement was part of its transportation funding allocations for agencies statewide. The California Transportation Agency (CalSTA) also recently announced its SB-1 award for funding Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Improvements, with more than $1 billion designated for LACMTA. The $703.6 million award from the CTC and the award of $1.088
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CBS Los Angeles: LA Metro Awarded $703.6M For Transportation Projects

May 16, 2018

The California Transportation Commission today approved $703.6 million in SB-1 funding for LA Metro transportation projects in LA County. Today’s funding announcement is in addition to a recent SB-1 award of $1.088 billion to LA Metro from the California Transportation Agency. “Metro is now leading a transportation revolution in Los Angeles County thanks to our locally funded Measure
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My News LA: Metro Receives Over $700 Million in SB 1 Funding

May 16, 2018

The California Transportation Commission Wednesday approved $703.6 million in funding for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority from last year’s gas tax and vehicle registration fee increases as part of its funding allocations for agencies statewide. Metro highway, transit and goods movement projects that will use funds from SB 1, the increase in the
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League of California Cities: Press Conference in Rancho Cordova Puts Spotlight on SB 1 Funded Projects in Sacramento Region

May 14, 2018

Adjacent to where work is beginning this week to repave 59 miles of U.S. Highway 50, Rancho Cordova Council Member David Sander and Sacramento Council Member Eric Guerra joined representatives from the Fix Our Roads Coalition, including Sacramento County, Caltrans, the Sacramento Department of Transportation and labor, to talk with reporters about critical transportation investments
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Manteca Bulletin: Lathrop may obtain $383K for road work

May 12, 2018

By Jason Campbell The City of Lathrop could soon get some much-needed help for road repairs once the Lathrop City Council adopts a resolution that would itemize the priority for transportation infrastructure projects in the city. With the approval of Senate Bill 1 in the California legislature last year – a bill designed to address
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Tracy Press: Rail link to Sacramento airport in planning stage

May 7, 2018

A number of wide-ranging passenger rail projects between Fresno and Sacramento have been allocated $500.5 million in state funding. Whether any of the projects will reach Tracy is as yet unknown. The Altamont Corridor Express system that passes through Tracy, however, is identified as being among the rail agencies that are possible recipients of the
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Santa Barbara Independent: State Transit Monies Pour Into Santa Barbara

May 3, 2018

By: Jean Yamamura California’s State Transportation Agency just poured $170.5 million into area transit needs. The bounty comes from Senate Bill 1 gas-tax funds and also cap-and-trade money that had not included inter-city rail until State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson insisted on it during budget hearings. “It’s really true that the squeaky wheel gets the rail,”
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Coast News: $34M Poinsettia Station project breaks ground

May 3, 2018

By: Steve Puterski A critical mass transportation project is underway. Officials from the San Diego Association of Governments, Caltrans and North County Transit District held a groundbreaking ceremony last week on the $33.7 million improvement project to the Poinsettia Train Station as part of the North Coast Corridor Program. “Improvements to this station are critical
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Santa Monica Daily Press: BBB gets grant to go green

May 2, 2018

By: Kate Cagle The Big Blue Bus will move forward with an electric bus pilot program with a $3 million grant from the California State Transportation Agency. The funds will go toward the purchase of 10 zero-emissions battery electric buses, according to a press release from the BBB Tuesday. The $10 million pilot program will
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Times of San Diego: San Diego to Get $311 Million from Gas Tax Threatened by Repeal Effort

May 1, 2018

By: Chris Jennewein The staff of the California Transportation Commission has recommended that the San Diego region get an initial $311 million in funds from Senate Bill 1, which recently increased the gas tax to fund road and bridge repairs. The announcement by SANDAG comes a day after former San Diego City Councilman Carl DeMaio and other California Republicans submitted signatures for
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KPBS San Diego: Mayor Faulconer Pushes $633M Infrastructure Investment

May 1, 2018

By: Matt Hoffman & City News Service Mayor Kevin Faulconer Tuesday touted his proposed budget’s infrastructure investment of $633 million, which would be the largest in city history. Joined by Councilmen Mark Kersey and Chris Ward, Faulconer discussed the budget while standing in front of Balboa Park’s Mingei International Museum, which would receive a new roof
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CBS Los Angeles: LADOT Gets $36 Million Grant For Electric Buses

April 30, 2018

The Los Angeles Department of Transportation announced today a $36.1 million grant will be used to purchase 112 zero-emission electric buses. The grant from the California Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP) will help the city reach its goal of 100 percent zero-emission buses by 2030, LADOT officials said. The department plans to use the money to replace
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Long Beach Post: Long Beach Transit Receives State Funding for More Zero-Emission Battery Electric Buses, Expanded Service

April 30, 2018

By: Medina Kabir Long Beach Transit was among 28 recipients of $2.6 billion in state grants meant to expand transit and rail projects working to become faster, frequent, and more reliable. The money was granted by California State Transportation Agency under its Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program, with funding through Senate Bill 1 and
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Ventura County Star: $70 million materializing for Rice Avenue bridge in Oxnard to prevent train vs. car crashes

April 30, 2018

By: Mike Harris More than three years after a deadly train vs. vehicle crash in Oxnard, nearly $70 million in funding for a long-planned bridge that officials say would have prevented the collision looks like it’s finally materializing. The California Transportation Commission’s staff is recommending the commission’s board approve the funds from a new source: state Senate
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KSBY 6 Santa Barbara: Traffic Alert: Hwy 101 to be re-striped in Santa Barbara County this week

April 29, 2018

By: Kayla Cash  Caltrans will begin re-striping Highway 101 lanes in Santa Barbara County Sunday night. Crews will be re-striping lanes between the Ventura-Santa Barbara County line and the Santa Barbara-San Luis Obispo County line in an effort to improve safety and visibility. Caltrans says the highly reflective 6-inch striping is replacing the longtime standard 4-inch wide
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Manteca Bulletin: Here Come the Trains

April 27, 2018

By: Dennis Wyatt The day is coming down the tracks when you can catch a train in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop and travel to jobs not just in the heart of the Silicon Valley but the Sacramento region as well. The California State Transportation Agency Thursday awarded a $500.5 million grant to fund what ultimately
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San Mateo Daily Journal: Grants to aid traffic problems

April 27, 2018

By: Zachary Clark San Mateo County officials are celebrating the announcement of three huge state grants courtesy of the recently passed Senate Bill 1 that will fund a variety of projects they say will help relieve congestion throughout the region. A $253.2 million grant has been awarded by the California Transportation Commission to the Managed
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Santa Barbara Noozhawk: North County Road Resurfacing Gets Green Light

April 27, 2018

By: Lael Wageneck Santa Barbara County will begin two road rehabilitation projects at various locations in north Santa Barbara County beginning this month and ending in June. The 2017-18 North County Pavement Rehabilitation project will resurface about 12 lane miles in Vandenberg Village, Mission Hills, Orcutt, Santa Ynez and Sisquoc. The estimated construction cost of
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Streetsblog Cal: Which Southern California Projects Will Get CA Transpo Funding Announced Yesterday

April 27, 2018

By: Joe Linton Yesterday there was a flurry of state announcements regarding transportation project funding, primarily from the S.B. 1 gas tax revenue. There are funds for numerous Southern California projects, including bus, rail, BRT, streets, highways, goods movement, and more. See below for a full listing of all funded projects in the Southern California region.
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Sacramento Business Journal: Valley Rail project gets $500.5 million to connect Sacramento, San Jose

April 27, 2018

By: Ben van der Meer Regular passenger rail service connecting Sacramento to Stockton and San Jose could be a reality soon, after more than a half-billion dollars in state funding was announced Thursday. The California State Transportation Agency announced the Valley Rail project would receive $500.5 million for new stations and track improvements. Those stations
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Vacaville Reporter: STA receives $10.7M for Solano Express

April 27, 2018

The Solano Transportation Authority received a financial boost to its regional transit improvements. STA announced Friday that the California State Transportation Agency awarded $10.788 million of Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP) funds to the STA for Solano regional transit improvements. TIRCP funding is provided through Senate Bill 1 and from the proceeds of
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Edhat Santa Barbara: SBCAG Receives $22 Million in Rail & Transit Funding

April 27, 2018

The Santa Barbara County Association of Governments received state rail & transit grant funds from the Transit & Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP) [Thursday]. The California State Transportation Agency announced the awards as part of $2.4 billion in state grant funds awarded to transit and rail projects throughout California. In partnership with the City of
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NBC Los Angeles: $78-Million Recommended for Rail and Roadway Separation

April 26, 2018

California Transportation Commission (CTC) staff announced Thursday that $78 million in grant funding has been recommended for two projects to separate the roadway from hazardous rail crossings along the Alameda Corridor-East (ACE) freight tracks in eastern Los Angeles County. The proposed grants are among a statewide list of projects recommended for funding from the state’s
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Streetsblog Cal: Gas Tax Funding Announced for Transit Highway, and Local Priority Projects

April 26, 2018

By: Melanie Curry The California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) today announced the recipients of grants from its Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP), which is funded by S.B.1—the gas tax—as well as California’s cap-and-trade system. Meanwhile, staff at the California Transportation Commission (CTC) released their recommendations for funding projects under three programs created by
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Mercury News: San Jose BART extension wins $730 million grant

April 26, 2018

By: Kathy Murphy Champions of a project to bring BART to San Jose, connecting major East Bay, South Bay and Peninsula transit systems, celebrated a major announcement on Thursday: The extension has won a $730 million grant from the state to build it. The final phase of the $4.8 billion extension, a 6.1-mile stretch slated
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Los Angeles Times: Billions from gas tax and vehicle feeds will go to transit projects, California officials announce

April 26, 2018

By: Patrick McGreevy and Laura J. Nelson State officials announced Thursday that $2.4 billion from increases in the gas tax and vehicle fees will be spent on dozens of transit projects, including work to prepare Southern California for the 2028 Summer Olympics. The announcement came just before Republican activists plan to file signatures for a
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