SB 1 funds extend service life for 3 San Joaquin County bridges

Caltrans will improve and extend the service life of three bridges on Interstate 5 (I-5) in San Joaquin County, due to the funds from Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.  Continue reading

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Ramp Meter Testing Continues in Stockton

The testing phase of newly-installed ramp meters along southbound State Route 99 (SR-99) continues through Stockton, as additional meters will soon become active during the months of June, July and August 2018. Continue reading

City of Tracy commemorates completion of iconic 11th Street bridge

This morning the City of Tracy, in partnership with Caltrans and San Joaquin County, held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the 11th Street Bridge Replacement Project.  Continue reading

Senate Bill 1 workshops for planning grants announced

Today, Caltrans announced public workshops to help shape how the next cycle of planning grants will be allocated in their communities. The landmark Senate Bill 1, The Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 (SB 1), provides $31 million for the Sustainable Communities and Climate Change Adaptation Planning Grants for this next round of grants. Continue reading

ATP Cycle 4 Call for Projects now open

The Active Transportation Program (ATP) Cycle 4 Call for Projects is now open. Please review the California Transportation Commission’s ATP Guidelines and visit the Caltrans ATP Cycle 4 website for more detailed information, including the application, instructions, and documents you must have in order to prepare and submit an application. Applications are due July 31, 2018. Continue reading

RTD improves customer experience with route changes

On Sunday, June 3, San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) is implementing several service changes.  “After hearing feedback from our customers, we’ve decided to make modifications to our routes to better serve them,” said RTD CEO Donna DeMartino.  Continue reading

Hwy 99 on-ramp in Ripon to close for four months

As part of the State Route 99 (SR99) Ramp Metering Project through the cities of Ripon, Manteca, and Modesto, the on-ramp to northbound SR 99 at Main Street in Ripon will close beginning on June 10, 2018 and will remain closed to traffic for approximately four months (October 2018) .  NO FULL CLOSURE IS PLANNED FOR THE MAIN STREET OVER-CROSSING.  Continue reading

BART rejects Livermore expansion; defers to ACE-BART efforts

Last night, the BART board of directors made a pivotal decision to do nothing (https://www.eastbaytimes.com/2018/05/24/bart-rejects-livermore-expansion-mayor-vows-rail-connection/) in a controversial decision which pitted the systems existing needs against the wishes of residents and elected officials who have long dreamed of a rail line linking Livermore to BART and the economic engines of San Francisco and the Silicon Valley.
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Highlights from the California road charge pilot program

California’s 9-month road charge pilot program – billed as a way for the state to move from its longstanding but outmoded pump tax to a system where drivers pay based on their odometer readings – included more than 5,000 volunteer drivers that reported in excess of 37 million miles.  Continue reading

San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce names Jesús Andrade as new CEO

The San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SJCHCC) announced today its Board of Directors has unanimously selected Jesús Andrade as the Chief Executive Officer to lead the organization. Andrade will assume the leadership role June 8th. Continue reading

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