Friday, May 14, 2010

Vallejo gets money for hybrid bus

Times-Herald staff report
Posted: 05/14/2010 01:02:12 AM PDT

Vallejo is getting almost $175,000 from the state Department of Transportation to pay for one hybrid bus that uses both gasoline and electricity, the agency announced Thursday.

The money is part of the $63.3 million Caltrans is dispersing to public transit and air quality projects throughout the state.

Fairfield will get $300,000 to improve bus stops.

All of the funding comes from Proposition 1B, the 2006 transportation bond, which includes $3.6 billion to improve California's public transit.

Other bigger ticket items include $1.3 million to BART to help extend the line to Warm Springs, a project that will add more than five miles of new rail line and establish a new station south of the existing Fremont Station.

The agency is also designating $4.8 million to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency to pay for the repair of eight light rail vehicles, build a new light rail line, and improve communications and speed.