Each May, the Commute Connection program launches a campaign to promote National Bike Month, and encourage bicycling and walking as viable alternatives to driving alone. Continue reading
Registration is open for the upcoming convening for Central California public health and planning professionals, Capitalizing on New Opportunities: Planners and Public Health working together to promote healthy communities. Continue reading
The U.S. Chamber is collaborating with the Tracy Chamber of Commerce to host an award ceremony at the Chamber office on Wednesday, August 24th at 3 pm to recognize Congressman Jeff Denham with the Spirit of Enterprise Award. Continue reading
The Thornton Road Widening Project will widen Thornton Road between Pershing Avenue and Bear Creek (about 1.5 miles) to four vehicle lanes, plus bicycle lanes. The improvements will be constructed to meet future needs for six vehicle lanes, plus bicycle lanes. Continue reading
The California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) has announced their awards for the Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program for FY 16/17 and FY 17/18. 14 projects were recommended for funding. This year’s awards total $390 million in competitive grants made possible through the state’s Cap and Trade auction proceeds.
The Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) was awarded $16,459,000 to lengthen their station platforms in Lathrop-Manteca, Tracy, Vasco Road, Livermore, and Pleasanton to allow 8 car trains and to purchase 1 Tier IV compliant locomotive. Total project cost is $18,959,000. The Capital Corridor JPA was also was awarded $9 million to allow two additional morning and evening trains between Roseville and Sacramento, and to conduct a service optimization plan in partnership with Caltrans, Amtrak, SJJPA, SJJRC, and UPRR.
Other awards in Northern California include $30 million for the Sacramento streetcar, $8 million for BRT service in Fresno, $20 million for the Caltrain electrification, $45 million for SF MUNI light rail modernization, and $20 million for VTA’s BART to Silicon Valley Phase II (contingent on their November sales tax measure passing).
A complete list of this year’s recipients and the full press release can be found here.
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is scheduled to start a major pavement repair project on two-miles of State Route 12 (SR-12) in Rio Vista. The work will start on Sunday, August 21 and be completed by mid-October 2016.
Although no full highway closures are scheduled at this time, motorists may experience delays as crews work to repave SR-12 with overnight one-way traffic controls on SR-12.
During one-way traffic controls, one lane of SR-12 will remain open at all times with crews alternating closures on eastbound and westbound SR-12 to allow one-lane of traffic to proceed at a time.
To ensure public and worker safety, one-way traffic controls will be in effect on SR-12 between Drouin Drive and Summerset Road each night Sunday through Thursday starting Sunday, August 21. Work starts at 8:00PM each night and concludes at 6:00AM the following mornings. One-way traffic controls are scheduled each night at 9:00PM until 5:00AM the next mornings.
Motorists should expect delays and allow for extra travel time. All work is weather permitting. Please slow for flaggers and construction crews.
For real-time traffic, click-on Caltrans Quick Maps at: http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/
Caltrans appreciates your patience as we work to maintain our highways.
All southbound lanes on I-5 (between Benjamin Holt Drive and March Lane) will be closed Monday, August 15 from 11 PM – 4 AM for overhead sign installation. The posted detour will be:
· Benjamin Holt Drive eastbound to N. Pershing Avenue
· N. Pershing southbound to March Lane
· West on March Lane to southbound I-5 on-ramp
Use caution and take alternative routes when possible.
The Draft 2017 FTIP, Draft 2017 “Exempt Project” FTIP, and the corresponding Draft Conformity Analysis are available for public review and comment beginning Wednesday, August 10 and closing Friday, September 9, 2016 at 5 PM.
A public hearing for the draft FTIP will be held on 8/25 at 5 PM. View SJCOG’s FTIP web page