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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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Bullet train construction underway throughout Central Valley

A stretch of the railroad tracks for the bullet train is under construction alongside Highway 99 through Fresno in the Central Valley.

FRESNO—The much-anticipated bullet train project is inching its way to the finish line.
Over 119 miles of the Central Valley leg is under construction from Madera to Wasco, with 1,700 workers dispatched to 21 active construction sites.

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Public invited for SJCOG draft plan review

The San Joaquin Council of Governments is holding a meeting to update the public on its 2018 Draft Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy.

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Road widening project scheduled for completion in Tracy

A mile of Corral Hollow Road in Tracy recently underwent a widening project with a budget of $9.2 million.

A road widening project which began in May 2017 is scheduled to come to a finish on Feb. 12.

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Fair to highlight mobile technology

A Communication Fair hosted by the San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) will be held Feb. 5, to help travelers learn about simplifying their journey with technology.

From 9 a.m.-1 p.m., cell phone providers, Token Transit mobile ticketing, credit and debit card companies and representatives of RTD will be on-hand to show how mobile technology can help consumers travel easier.

The event is free and open to the public.

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Demand for gasoline highest in October in 11 years

Despite the increasing costs of gas per gallon across the U.S., demand was the highest in October for over a decade.

According to a AAA report, the Energy Information Administration release information showing gasoline demand was the highest at the end of October since 2006. The cause may be due to the warmer weather.

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