The Tri-Valley-San Joaquin Valley Regional Rail Authority released the Draft Feasibility Report for the Valley Link Rail Project on June 7, 2019. Valley residents can comment on the Draft Feasibility Report for the proposed rail service, which will connect Livermore and the San Joaquin Valley to the Dublin/Pleasanton BART Station, through July 31.
The City of Manteca, in cooperation with the Manteca Redevelopment Agency, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), and the San Joaquin Council of Governments (SJCOG), is kicking off construction of the first converging diamond interchange in California. A groundbreaking ceremony is planned for June 25th at 9:00 a.m., at 1364 S. Union Road (in the JC Penny parking lot).
On June 26, there will be a public information meeting on March Lane / East Bay Munipical Utilities Bicycle and Pedistrian Path Connectivity Improvements.
Grand View Village, an affordable housing development project in Stockton, is one step closer to funding. On June 11, 2019, the Strategic Growth Council (SGC) announced award recommendations for Round 4 of the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Program.
The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the county to assist with the 2020 Census count.
Census positions provide the perfect opportunity to earn extra income while helping your community. The results of the 2020 Census will help determine your state’s representation in Congress, as well as how certain funds are spent for schools, hospitals, roads, and more. This is your chance to play a part in history and help ensure everyone in your community is counted. In addition to supporting your community, census jobs offer weekly pay, flexible hours, and paid training.
People can apply for 2020 Census work if they are at least 18 years old, a U.S. Citizen, and have a valid Social Security number and email address. Men born after Dec 31, 1959 must also be registered with the Selective Service System or have qualifying exception.
As part of the application process, applicants will be asked questions related to their educational work, work, and other experiences. Potential employees must have access to a vehicle and a valid driver’s license, unless public transportation is readily available. Employees should also have access to an Internet-connected computer (to complete the training process).
Please visit the Census website to learn more about specific application requirements and to apply.
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is pleased to announce Dan McElhinney as the new Caltrans District 10 Director in Stockton.
Caltrans awarded $40.5 million to local agencies last week to assist transportation projects focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and the effects of climate change.
A statewide total of 84 transportation planning projects were selected for FY 2019-20 grant awards, totaling approximately $27.8 million.
Forty-two San Joaquin County transportation leaders, elected officials, and regional advocates are traveling to Washington, D.C. May 5-9 to meet with key leaders in the administration and Congress about specific policy issues and projects important to this region. The delegates are part of the annual San Joaquin One Voice® effort coordinated by the San Joaquin Council of Governments (SJCOG).
On April 24th, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the appointment of David S. Kim as secretary of the California State Transportation Agency, replacing Brian Annis. He also announced that Annis, who has held the transporation secretary position since last year, will be the new chief financial officer for the California High-Speed Rail Authority.
San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) will join with other public transportation systems across the country to highlight the national 2019 Get On Board Day on Thursday, April 25. To celebrate, RTD is offering free rides on all its Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) routes 40, 43, 44, 47, and 49 on April 25th. They will also be debuting two new exterior bus ads noting positive statistics related to public transit on this day.