VTA receiving allocation for projectBy Staff
The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority will receive $6.7 million as part of a $136 million slate of transportation projects announced by Gov. Schwarzenegger on Tuesday.
The VTA money will be used to build an over-crossing for pedestrians and bicyclists spanning Monterey Road and railroad tracks used by Amtrak and Caltrain in south San Jose. The funds come from Proposition 1B, a $20 billion bond measure approved by California voters in November 2006.
A total of 99 state transportation projects will benefit from the funds allocated Tuesday.
"By investing in transit projects across the state we can stimulate the economy, reduce traffic congestion and protect the environment by reducing greenhouse emissions," said Gov. Schwarzenegger during press conference in San Diego. "The funding of these projects will encourage the use of public transit and give Californians an alternative to rising gas prices."
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