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National Bike Month urges commuters to take alternative transportation

May is known as National Bike Month. It’s a time when organizations try to spur interest in the community in biking or walking as an alternative to driving where they need to go.

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Future of innovative transportation in SJC discussed

Dr. Thomas Pogue, associate director of the UOP Center for Business and Policy Research, talks about emerging technology trends in transportation in the Central Valley.

STOCKTON—The San Joaquin Council of Governments along with the University of the Pacific Center for Business and Policy Research hosted the first in a series of speaker events, with the inaugural focus being on transportation technologies in the county.

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Rail transportation funding to connect Sacramento to Merced

The California State Transportation Agency announced this week that the Valley Rail Project would benefit from a series of grant awards totaling $500.5 million under the Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP).

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Area students to learn about logistics throughout Valley

Thanks to a $50,000 award, area high schoolers from the Ceres, Modesto and Turlock school districts will be able to participate in the National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI) Program.

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City of Tracy offering free rides

Those looking to get around the City of Tracy via public transit can do so for free during the month of April.

Via its TRACER Public Transit System’s fixed route bus service, riders can get to major points throughout the city such as the West Valley Mall and Walmart.

TRACER buses are all ADA accessible and have bike racks. Those wishing to ride for free during this time can learn more by visiting www.ridetracer.com or by calling (209) 831-4BUS (4287).

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California State Parks Specialized License Plate Now Available

California State Parks Specialized License Plate Now Available

California State Parks (State Parks) has unveiled its specialized vehicle license plate "ParksPLATE”.

The design of the plate features California’s official tree, the California redwood. Proceeds from the sale and annual renewal of the plate will provide an ongoing funding source for the restoration and preservation of state parks across California.

State Parks officials unveiled the specialized plate at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park where some of the most extensive restorations since a major reconstruction effort in the 1890s are currently underway. Plate sales will support restoration projects like this one and help the department restore and preserve California’s state park system.

It's a bike... uh... an electric bike... no it's both! GenZe Bike tours San Joaquin USA this week

It's a bike... uh... an electric bike... no it's both!  GenZe Bike tours San Joaquin USA this week

Touted as the "electric vehicle for the urban commuter", electric bike and scooter manufacturer GenZe stopped by the San Joaquin Partnership Board of Directors' meeting this week to demonstrate its new products. CEO Gurmeet Naroola, looking for the opportunity to collaborate with San Joaquin County cities in reducing street congestion and air pollution, offered to work with public agencies by lending them 1,000 bikes. Partnership President & CEO Mike Ammann met Naroola at the May 15-17 TiECon conference in Santa Clara and believing it would be a mutually beneficial experience, has arranged for Naroola and GenZe head of sales, Kevin Barnett, to tour San Joaquin County. They met with Esperanza Vielma at Cafe Coop who helped facilitate the tour. "This meeting and tour demonstrates the importance of the Partnership's connection with TiE (The Indus Entrpreneurs) and our "Greater Silicon Valley" marketing program," said Ammann at the conclusion of the Board meeting.