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