A listing of current and in-process transportation projects throughout the San Joaquin Valley.
Inspiration Transportation is partnering with the Fresno County Rural Transit Agency (FCRTA) to implement a rural, electric vehicle ridesharing pilot program in Fresno County. FCRTA is stretched to provide service to all areas of need, specifically in sparsely populated, low-density areas, and as a result communities are left with gaps in access. Inspiration Transportation will implement a pilot program beginning in Biola and West Park, providing low or no-cost microtransit options for residents utilizing electric vehicles. This pilot project will be a vital community resource, providing access to jobs, education, and health care as well as a reduction in vehicle emissions to improve air quality.
Inspiration Transportation is in the process of partnering with Fresno Area Express (FAX) and Leadership Counsel on the Clean Mobility Options Voucher Pilot Program (CMO). This program, funded by California Climate Investments (CCI), provides voucher-based funding for zero-emission carsharing, carpooling/vanpooling, bikesharing/scooter-sharing, innovative transit services, and ride-on-demand services in California’s historically underserved communities. The statewide initiative puts Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment.
In July 2020, the Fresno City Council unanimously approved an $1 Million agreement with the Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission (Fresno EOC) to implement the DAWN (Development Across West Fresno Neighborhoods) Initiative. The DAWN Initiative dollars will be overseen by Fresno EOC and will fund efforts to combat the coronavirus and underlying health conditions in West Fresno. The Fresno EOC will work with the designated project partners over five years to implement the initiative aimed to reduce infant mortality, preterm birth rates, and environmental risk factors in West Fresno through workforce development, infrastructure improvements and the creation of a women’s clinic.