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New app to help Stockton drivers feed parking meters

New app to help Stockton drivers feed parking meters

STOCKTON – Those needing to add time to their parking meter in downtown Stockton will get a hand in doing so, starting Sept. 1. Motorists will be able to use a mobile app to add time to meters that are marked with a sticker that provides the Parkmobile website (www.parkmobile.com) and a toll free number (1-877-727-5718) to call about the app.

Motorists can download the Parkmobile app, create an account and then bill their parking directly to their account. Those using the app can also set alerts on their phones to let them know when time is about to run out and add more time without having to return to the meter... Read More

RTD bus service announces limited holiday service

RTD bus service announces limited holiday service

The San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) will not operate its regular fixed-route bus service and Dial-A-Ride services on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7. The RTD’s administrative offices and the Downtown Transit Center will also be closed.

During the holiday, a limited service will be available by reservation only on a first-come, first-served basis. The fare will be $5 per one-way trip and reservations will be limited to one round trip per passenger

Priority will be given to seniors and persons with disabilities and the service will operate countywide from 7:15 am to 5:00 pm.

Reservations will be taken beginning Monday, Aug. 31, through Friday, Sept. 4 and can be made by calling (209) 955-8400. 

Regularly scheduled service, administrative offices and the Downtown Transit Center will all resume normal operations on Tuesday, Sept. 8... Read More

Stockton airport signs agreement with Chinese airport

Stockton airport signs agreement with Chinese airport

STOCKTON – The Stockton Metropolitan Airport signed a cooperation agreement with Chengdu Shuangliu Airport in China.

The Stockton airport hopes the agreement will improve opportunities for international trade, tourism and economic development that strategic cooperation can create... Read More

Rail hearing draws standing-room-only crowd

Rail hearing draws standing-room-only crowd

About 200 business and community leaders from throughout the northern Central Valley turned out Friday to voice their support for improvements to passenger rail service in Northern California.

Merced’s Assemblyman Adam Gray, who chairs the Assembly Select Committee on Rail, held the meeting in downtown Modesto to get public input on the expansion of Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) and Amtrak’s San Joaquin service in the Central Valley... Read More

San Joaquin County’s Highway 99 project done and under budget

San Joaquin County’s Highway 99 project done and under budget

SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY — One of the region’s biggest road construction projects is finished and came in $92 million under budget, Caltrans said Wednesday.

Caltrans, along with the San Joaquin Council of Governments (SJCOG) and the city of Manteca partnered to widen the freeway from south of SR 120 in Manteca to north of Arch Road in Stockton.

The project was initially budgeted at $250 million in 2007 but only cost $158 million, Caltrans said.

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RTD wins $6.8 million grant for new routes

RTD wins $6.8 million grant for new routes

STOCKTON — San Joaquin Regional Transit will receive a $6.8 million grant for two new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) routes along the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Corridor and Crosstown Miner Corridor in Stockton, RTD announced Tuesday.

“This project will build upon RTD’s existing and highly successful BRT network of three routes that serve the Pacific, Airport, and Hammer corridors,” said RTD General Manager and CEO Donna DeMartino. “The project is a product of RTD’s mission to provide a safe, reliable, and efficient transportation system for the region.”

RTD’s project was one of just 14 selected in the competitive grant process. In all, Caltrans awarded $224 million from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund, which uses proceeds from California’s cap-and-trade auctions... Read More

Summer gas prices could be lowest since 2009

Summer gas prices could be lowest since 2009

MODESTO — Summer travelers can look forward to the lowest gas prices since 2009, AAA said Monday.

Nationally, the gas prices averaged $2.75 a gallon. While that’s the highest of the year so far, experts expect gas prices in the United States to drop soon because crude oil costs are stabilizing and refineries are finishing their season maintenance.

“This could be the year of the summer road trip with lower gas prices motivating millions of people to travel,” said AAA spokesman Avery Ash. “Many drivers are likely to save hundreds of dollars this summer as gas prices remain more affordable than in recent years.”

Local gas prices

In California, the average price of gas was $3.69 for a gallon of regular unleaded.

Modesto drivers saw gas prices drop to $3.38 for a gallon of regular unleaded, down from $3.45 a week ago and way down from $3.99 a year ago... Read More