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Caltrans’ Low Carbon Transit Operations grants go to three North Coast jurisdictions

By Nazy Javid, KRCR News, July 29, 2020

“Caltrans recently announced it has approved $146 million in Low Carbon Transit Operations Program funding for 166 local public transportation projects across California. According to Caltrans District 1, the projects will improve the sustainability of transportation systems and help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Approximately $140 million for 158 projects will benefit disadvantaged communities most affected by climate change, Caltrans said.

“ ‘This investment will help reduce our impact on the environment and improve transit service, particularly for those facing economic barriers to mobility,’ Caltrans Director Toks Omishakin said.

“On the North Coast, the city of Arcata, Humboldt Transit Authority, and Lake Transit Authority saw $339,997 approved for three projects offering free fares to populations that include low-income residents, youth and college students.

“ ‘The Low Carbon Transit Operations Program is one of many Caltrans grant programs that support public transportation and the continuing efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide transportation options to Californians,’ Caltrans District 1 Director Matt Brady said. ‘I congratulate the transit providers in Humboldt, Lake, and Mendocino Counties for their success in getting this much-needed support.’ ”

Read Caltrans’s press release about the statewide grant recipients and their projects here.

Republished from KRCR News, Redding.

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