Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-Pleasanton) said yesterday that the San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) will receive a $5.2-million dollar grant from the Department of Transportation to improve bus service in the region.
McNerney joined Congressman Dennis Cardoza (D-18th) and Therese McMillan, deputy administrator of the federal Transit Administration in Stockton to announce the grant. The funds will be put to use for RTD's Metro Express: Hammer Lane Bus Rapid Transit project, which will run along West and East Hammer Lanes between I- 5 and State Hwy. 99.
"This is outstanding news for our community here in Stockton," McNerney said. "During these tough times, it's more important than ever to invest in key projects that will strengthen our local transportation infrastructure and keep people at work. This $5.227 million dollar grant will provide an important economic boost to our area. I will continue to advocate for important local projects such as this to receive funding."
RTD's Hammer Lane Bus Rapid Transit route is this third phase of a comprehensive Bus Rapid Transit system in Stockton.