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The California Department of Transportation last week awarded the Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) $3.75 million in Low Carbon Transit Operations Program (LCTOP) funding to assist with mobility improvement projects, including light-rail modernization.
The funding will help support the purchase of additional low-floor light-rail vehicles, and the continued operations of expanded evening light-rail service along the Gold Line in Folsom, California. Funding will also support SacRT bus operation improvements.
“This funding will help us guarantee the longevity of transit service while improving the region’s carbon footprint by mitigating the impacts of greenhouse gas emissions,” SacRT General Manager and Chief Executive Officer Henry Li said in a press release.
The LCTOP provides operating and capital assistance for transit agencies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve mobility, with a priority on serving disadvantaged communities. LCTOP is funded by the Cap-and-Trade Program from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund.