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July 16, 2010 > Mass-transit improvements

Mass-transit improvements

The week beginning July 5, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced new investments in California mass transit that will create jobs, reduce commute times and improve air quality.

DOT will provide nearly $19M for four California regional bus services, including more than $1.9M for Union City Transit's East Plaza Transit Loop Road project.

The East Plaza Transit Loop Road is an integral part of the Union City Intermodal Station which is the centerpiece of a high-density, transit-oriented district. The project represents a collaboration among transit operators including Union City Transit, AC Transit, BART, SamTrans, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority and the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority.

I am so pleased that the Department of Transportation has funded this vital project. This investment will create jobs in construction and transit, reduce commute times for both buses and private automobiles and improve air quality by helping get more people out of their cars and onto an improved transit system.

Barbara Boxer
United States Senator

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