SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Caltrans announced they will be giving nearly $18 million to public transit projects across California so low-income residents can get to and from work.

The Job Access, Reverse Commute, and New Freedom programs are designed to help low-income residents, and people with disabilities commute to job related activities such as interviews and job training.

“People who rely on transit will have more opportunities, and that’s the point of a good transit system,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty.

The goal is to make it easier for people to get to work and, in this tough economy any help is great help.

Local transit systems that will be receiving money are:

  • The Yuba Sutter Transit Authority will be awarded $300,000 to continue to expand weekday evening general public Dial-A-Ride services in the Marysville/Yuba City area.
  • The Yolo County Transportation District will also receive $300,000 to continue their current evening, weekend, and holiday service for Route 42. Route 42 is the only public transit route that services the Sacramento International Airport

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