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Caltrans awards $500,000 to Yuba-Sutter public transit programs

A total of $500,000 has been awarded for public transit serving Yuba and Sutter counties to expand evening Dial-a-Ride service and provide accessible bus stops on North Beale Road, Caltrans said on Friday.

The $300,000 for Dial-a-Ride covers service in Marysville and Yuba City operating with Job Access & Reverse Commute program funds since 1999.

Americans with Disabilities Act access will be provided for now at inaccessible bus stops on North Beale Road between Lindhurst and Griffith avenues in unincorporated Yuba County. The work includes curbs and sidewalks along with accessible pedestrian signals.

The funds are part of nearly $18 million for 105 public transit projects across California. Projects help low-income people and those with disabilities to access employment, job training and job interviews more easily, Caltrans said.

"We want to make it easier for people to get to work," Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty said. "People who rely on transit will have more opportunities, and that's the point of a good transit system."

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