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Experimental Transportation Projects Get $33 Million in Bay Area

Federal grants worth $33 million have been approved in the San Francisco Bay Area for experimental programs like electric taxis and mobile bike repair services.

Electric vehicles and bicycle programs are to receive the most of this money, approved for the experimental programs by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.

"Electric taxis will be deployed on the streets of San Francisco and San Jose, Bay Area government agencies will develop electric vehicle fleets and City CarShare will add electric cars to its stock of vehicles in San Francisco and the East Bay. Money will also be set aside for a nine-county strategy to be determined by the Bay Area's regional transportation, planning and air quality agencies to support electric vehicles, perhaps through development of a network of charging stations."

Full Story: Green transportation experiments get go-ahead

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