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National Bike Month urges commuters to take alternative transportation

May is known as National Bike Month. It’s a time when organizations try to spur interest in the community in biking or walking as an alternative to driving where they need to go.

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Future of innovative transportation in SJC discussed

Dr. Thomas Pogue, associate director of the UOP Center for Business and Policy Research, talks about emerging technology trends in transportation in the Central Valley.

STOCKTON—The San Joaquin Council of Governments along with the University of the Pacific Center for Business and Policy Research hosted the first in a series of speaker events, with the inaugural focus being on transportation technologies in the county.

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Rail transportation funding to connect Sacramento to Merced

The California State Transportation Agency announced this week that the Valley Rail Project would benefit from a series of grant awards totaling $500.5 million under the Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP).

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Area students to learn about logistics throughout Valley

Thanks to a $50,000 award, area high schoolers from the Ceres, Modesto and Turlock school districts will be able to participate in the National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI) Program.

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City of Tracy offering free rides

Those looking to get around the City of Tracy via public transit can do so for free during the month of April.

Via its TRACER Public Transit System’s fixed route bus service, riders can get to major points throughout the city such as the West Valley Mall and Walmart.

TRACER buses are all ADA accessible and have bike racks. Those wishing to ride for free during this time can learn more by visiting www.ridetracer.com or by calling (209) 831-4BUS (4287).

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Bullet train construction underway throughout Central Valley

A stretch of the railroad tracks for the bullet train is under construction alongside Highway 99 through Fresno in the Central Valley.

FRESNO—The much-anticipated bullet train project is inching its way to the finish line.
Over 119 miles of the Central Valley leg is under construction from Madera to Wasco, with 1,700 workers dispatched to 21 active construction sites.

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Pilot program in Midtown to result in monthly reduction of 270 hours of restricted parking

Pilot program in Midtown to result in monthly reduction of 270 hours of restricted parking

The Midtown Business Association supports the City of Sacramento’s latest efforts to increase the availability of parking by lifting parking restrictions and updating signage on several blocks in Midtown. Based on the new pilot program that goes into effect October 24, 2016, the City plans to update signage restrictions for garbage, yard waste, recycle and collection, monthly street sweeping and claw service (during leaf season) on a block-by-block basis to more accurately reflect current services. The new program will result in a reduction of 270 hours a month for restricted parking for city services in the pilot area.