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According to these articles California’s Department of Transportation (Caltrans) awarded nearly $250 million to improve public transit and air quality. As a result 127 projects will get an upgrade on their transit service, purchase eco-friendly buses and modernize transit stations. Caltrans Director is optimistic that investing more in public transit will make Californians less car dependent, thus improving congestion and air-quality. Article provides details on where this money came from, 2006 voter approved Proposition 1B, as well as some of the projects that will receive these funds.