Transportation Agency awards $31.1 million to expand rail service

Last week,  the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) announced the award of $13.1 million of Senate Bill 1 State Rail Assistance (SRA) funding to advance 9 projects throughout the state.  Included in the the funding award is $2 million for Caltran’s Stockton Regional Rail Maintenance Facility Expansion Project, which will help fill key gaps in the rail system in Northern California.

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RTD rolls out Van Go!

San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) will roll out its Van Go on-demand service throughout San Joaquin County on March 25, 2019.


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Caltrans to host Contractors’ Bootcamp

20181108_113146The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is hosting its first Contractors’ Bootcamp, a training event designed to create networking and educational opportunities for prime and sub-contractors, and to provide valuable information helping them get “contract-ready” to bid for new business.

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2018-2019 Check Before You Burn season ends

CBYB_vFebruary 28th marked the end of the Valley’s 16th residential wood burning season. The Check Before You Burn Program takes place each winter from November through February and is designed to minimize the build-up of harmful fine particle pollution. Despite record-breaking wildfires at the beginning of the season, the remainder of the season was among the cleanest in recorded history.

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Add your voice to the Community Health Improvement Survey

CBO Recruitment Flyer 2019Make your voice heard! San Joaquin County is looking at how to make the county a healthy place for all to live, work and play. We want to hear what you think is best to make your community healthy!

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Seeking nominations for Blueprint Awards

Each year,  the San Joaquin Valley Blueprint Awards program encourages quality in planning and development by recognizing outstanding achievements and practices in the built environment. Do you know of a project or individual deserving this recognition? If so, nominate it/them for one of the six Sustainable Development Project Categories or the Darrel Hildebrand Blueprint Leadership Award.
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14th Annual SJV Policy Conference planned for May 8-10 in Lemoore

The Annual Policy Conference is an opportunity for the San Joaquin Valley to come together to learn what’s new in the Valley, with a special emphasis on transportation, housing, water, and infrastructure. Attendees include  local elected officials, community organizations, Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), transit agencies, Caltrans executives, private planning, engineering and construction firms, and city staff from throughout the Valley.  Continue reading

San Joaquin SB 1000 community workshop planned

On February 20th, there will be a community workshop on environmental justice and the SB 1000 law.  The workshop will provide residents, planners, local governments, community-based organizations, and other interested stakeholders with key information on the SB 1000 law and best practices in planning for environmental justice. The workshop will also provide a space for participants to build community and discuss problems and desired solutions for their neighborhoods.

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Community meeting planned for road diet project in Lodi

The City of Lodi is hosting a community meeting on February 27, to provide information and gain community feedback on the Church Street Road Diet and Bicycle Project.  Its purpose is to improve safety, livability, and economic development along Church Street, as well as encourage more bicycle travel in downtown Lodi.Church Street Road Diet

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SB 1 provides millions for transportation improvements

CTC logo transparentThis week, the California Transportation Commission allocated $54.8 million for 46 projects throughout California including $31.1 million for fix-it-first projects funded by Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.   Continue reading