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Transportation funds approved for bill

Bay City News Service
Tuesday October 10, 2000

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., says the Senate has approved the 2001 Transportation Appropriations bill, which includes over $110 million for Bay area transportation projects. 

The $59.7 billion bill was approved by the House on Friday and has been sent to President Clinton for final approval, according to Feinstein's spokesman Jim Hock. 

The BART extension to San Francisco International Airport is marked to receive the most funding in the Bay area at $80 million.  

Other new starts receiving funding include the Santa Clara Tasman Corridor, $12.25 million, and the Altamont Commuter Express, $6 million. 

Existing bus projects approved in the bill including $1 million for the AC Transit zero-emissions fuel cell bus deployment demonstration project and $500,000 for Alameda Contra Costa Transit District buses and bus facilities; 


-- $500,000 for Contra Costa Transit Authority buses and bus  


-- $2 million for San Francisco MUNI buses and bus facilities; 

-- $500,000 for Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority buses 

-- $1.55 million for Santa Cruz buses and bus facilities; 

-- $1 million for Sonoma County buses and bus facilities;  

-- $500,000 for Livermore park and ride facilities; 

-- $910,000 for Marin County bus facilities; 

-- $500,000 for Monterey Salinas Transit Authority buses and  


-- and $1 million for the Davis bus system. 

The bill also included $1.5 million to continue implementation of the Alameda Corridor East Gateway, $1 million for the Baylink/Vallejo ferry and $1 million for the Treasure Island ferry.