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    Published Thursday, February 28, 2002, by the San Jose Business Journal San Mateo County gets transportation grant The state will spend $1 million for an
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      Published Thursday, February 28, 2002, by the San Jose Business Journal

      San Mateo County gets transportation grant

      The state will spend $1 million for an environmental study to pave
      the way for construction of grade separations for Caltrain in San
      Mateo County. The project would eliminate the backup of vehicles that
      currently must wait for trains to pass and reduce the potential for
      accidents from vehicles or pedestrians crossing in front of
      approaching trains.

      The grant is one of six traffic congestion relief grants totaling $74
      million announced Thursday by the governor's office. The largest is
      $40 million to construct a high-tech managed lane on Interstate 15
      between Highway 163 and Highway 78 in San Diego. The lane is intended
      to maximize the operating efficiency of the freeway by carrying in-
      bound commute traffic in the morning and out-bound traffic in the
      afternoon. Fixed concrete barriers would separate the managed lane
      from the other traffic with access openings at two-to-three mile
      intervals.

      The others include $23 million to build a new four-lane road to
      connect Highway 99 and Bellevue Road east of the city of Merced in
      Merced County; $5 million for additional track work to provide
      improved access for Metrolink and Pacific Surfliner trains to Los
      Angeles' Union Station; $3.9 million to double track the light rail
      line running along Interstate 80 in Sacramento County to allow
      Sacramento Regional Transit to run trains at higher speeds along this
      section of track, reducing travel time between downtown Sacramento
      and the city's eastern suburbs; and $884,000 to acquire a low-
      emission, high-speed ferryboat to operate between San Diego and
      Oceanside.
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