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Caltrans helps fund 57 new trolleys for Blue Line

The San Diego Association of Governments was awarded $1.59 million in funding Thursday from Caltrans to be used toward the purchase of 57 light rail vehicles for the San Diego Trolley’s Blue Line.

According to Caltrans, the new trolleys will increase light rail capacity and improve service.

The local funding was among $63.3 million Caltrans awarded today for 111 public transit and air quality projects throughout California. The funding comes from Proposition B, a $3.6 billion transportation bond approved by voters in 2006.