Woodward Island is getting a new bridge

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SJC Supervisor Bob Elliot speaks during the groundbreaking ceremony

On August 13, San Joaquin County Public Works broke ground on a project to replace the Woodward Island Ferry.

The project, located on the Middle River 12 miles west of Stockton, would replace the cable ferry with a new 675-foot bridge  to provide uninterrupted vehicle access to Woodward Island from West Bacon Island Road.

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Emergency bridge work will close Highway 12 tonight

Highway 12  will be closed during the overnight hours starting Thursday night for emergency work. Crews will be working to manually raise and test the Rio Vista Drawbridge. Continue reading

Gas tax funds allow Caltrans to accelerate repairs on Highway 12

Caltrans continues work to replace more than seven lane miles on State Route 12 near Lodi thanks to funds from SB 1 (Senate Bill 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017).

This $1.5 million project focuses on replacing damaged pavement, smoothing existing pavement, and completing long-lasting repairs. One of the improvements will be six-inch thermoplastic striping and pavement markings with enhanced wet-night visibility to enhance traffic safety.

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Workshop focuses on new workforce patterns in San Joaquin County

Join SJCOG on August 21 to explore how new workforce patterns in San Joaquin County are changing the job skills needed to succeed in the region. This second Speaker Series of 2018 will discuss how local agencies are addressing this changing workforce.

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Do you like to drive Highway 12? Well, not this weekend..

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close eastbound and westbound State Route 12 (SR-12) between SR-160 and Interstate 5 (I-5) on two separate weekends in August and September 2018, as the SR-12 Bouldin Island Rehabilitation Project draws near to completion.  Continue reading

RTD receives national achievement award

APTA-Winner-Logo.pngThe San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) was named the 2018 Outstanding Public Transportation System Achievement Award winner by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA).

“This is a very prestigious award that only goes to those public transit systems in North America that have excelled in their service and leadership,” APTA President and CEO Paul P. Skoutelas said. “Everyone that works for RTD and the community it serves should be very proud of RTD.”

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Report highlights benefits of gas tax investments for San Joaquin Valley

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The recently passed gas tax increase, SB 1, will add an annual $20.1 billion to the California economy, according to an analysis released by the American Road and Transportation Builder Association (ARTBA). Continue reading

New BRT route begins in Stockton; passengers get free rides

rtdThis week, the San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) kicks off a new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Express route along Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard (MLK) in Stockton.  From July 29 through August 4, passengers can ride this new route for FREE.  Continue reading

Staying healthy in smoky air conditions

Smoke from multiple wildfires surrounding the Valley is causing poor air quality in San Joaquin County. This smoke is expected to impact our air for many days and smoke is harmful to pets and humans alike. Because of changing winds, air quality can change very quickly. All residents are advised to be on alert.

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RTD, County win California Transportation Foundation Awards

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San Joaquin County and RTD were both recognized at the 29th California Transportation Foundation Awards. The annual event recognized excellence in California transportation in 2017, in all modes, public and private sector, and from all regions of the state. SJCOG congratulates the winners!

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