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Congressman Jerry McNerney

Representing the 9th District of California

Rep. Jerry McNerney announces 4.7 million grant for San Joaquin Regional Transit District

Feb 12, 2015
In The News

Congressman Jerry McNerney, D-Stockton, on Feb. 6 announced that the San Joaquin Regional Transit District had won a competitive $4.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to purchase five Proterra battery-powered electric buses and a charging station.

“Congratulations to San Joaquin RTD on winning this very competitive grant,” McNerney said. 

“RTD is leading the way on moving towards a zero emissions public transit fleet, and I was proud to support their grant application with a letter to the Federal Transit Administration. RTD’s efforts are a model for other cities to follow in providing efficient transportation services that keep our air clean and save money in the long run.”

RTD plans to add the zero-emission buses and charging station to expand service and increase capacity at the Stockton Downtown Transit Center, which is the transfer point for many of the district’s routes.