San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) has announced the upcoming opening of the new Union Transfer Station (UTS). Located on Union Street between First and Second streets near the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds, the nearly two-acre UTS will be opening to the public on Sunday, Jan. 27.
The UTS provides another central location for the community to access RTD’s routes.
“Approximately 204,000 people are projected to travel through the new Union Transfer Station on an annual basis,” said RTD CEO Donna DeMartino. “Most of them will be riding in zero-emission all-electric buses, helping to clear the air while enabling residents to travel swiftly to jobs, school, medical services, and shopping. The future is bright not only for RTD, but also for the entire community.”
Funding for the UTS came from the Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP) from the State’s Cap and Trade Program as well as Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) Program from the Federal Transit Administration.
Along with the opening of the UTS, RTD is converting Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Routes 47 and 49 to all-electric buses. BRT Route 47 Midtown Corridor will charge at the Downtown Transit Center and BRT Route 49 MLK Corridor will charge at the new Union Transfer Station. BRT Route 44 Airport Corridor already uses all-electric buses and will also connect at the UTS. The conversion to all-electric vehicles for Route 47 and 49 will contribute to RTD’s dedication to providing environmentally-friendly alternatives.
San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) is the regional transit provider for San Joaquin County. RTD’s mission is to provide a safe, reliable, and efficient transportation system for the region. For more information, visit sjRTD.com, follow RTD on Facebook and Twitter, or call (209) 943-1111.