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Demand for gasoline highest in October in 11 years

Despite the increasing costs of gas per gallon across the U.S., demand was the highest in October for over a decade.

According to a AAA report, the Energy Information Administration release information showing gasoline demand was the highest at the end of October since 2006. The cause may be due to the warmer weather.

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Transit district to host workshop focused on community needs

The San Joaquin Regional Transit District is working to meet the transportation needs of the community it serves.

On Nov. 13, RTD will host a workshop focused on improving its services for San Joaquin County. Representatives of the transit authority will meet with community members to receive input regarding their needs.

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Foletta-Morales named COO of RTD

The San Joaquin Regional Transit District recently named Jean Foletta-Morales as its new chief operating officer.

Foletta-Morales will oversee transportation, maintenance and paratransit operations for the county transportation agency.

 

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Transit district unveils first all-electric bus route in nation

STOCKTON — The San Joaquin Regional Transit District will convert one of its routes to zero-emissions.

On August 18, RTD announced it will change its Bus Rapid Transit Express Route 44 to an all-electric, zero-emission bus line this month. The agency said it’s the first of its kind in the U.S.

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RTD partners with Uber to expand service in San Joaquin County

The service of the San Joaquin Regional Transit District is countywide, yet some residents live outside the service routes, such as Linden, Lockeford and Thornton.

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RTD enters subsidized transportation program with Uber

San Joaquin Regional Transit District is set to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Uber Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of on-demand transportation services.

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United Cab makes inroads to specialized service; vies for Uber, Lyft customers

By Patricia Reynolds
Business Journal Writer
preynolds@cvbizjournal.com

MODESTO — Jay Akbari started working in the transportation industry at a very young age.
“I’ve been in this business since I was seven years old,” Akbari said.

Now the owner of Modesto-based United Cab Company, Akbari grew up helping in the family’s Bay Area taxicab business, an operation his father started in 1998 with one vehicle.

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