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Doak bus shelter project advances
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The Bus Shelter Project has taken a step forward.
The Ripon City Council earlier this month approved an encroachment agreement with the South San Joaquin Irrigation District for the Compressed Natural Gas Expansion.
“SSJID has a 30 foot easement that runs along the back of Doak Boulevard, which encroaches on project improvements and expansion,” said Engineering Supervisor James Pease. “All of the work is surface, no structural.”
Once completed, the existing CNG Station would allow for slow fill capability and provide shelter for the city bus as well as other large city vehicles, noted Pease in his staff report.
The agreement, which was necessary in order to construct the improvements, would allow the City to install a driveway entrance along with some minor landscaping over an existing SSJID easement.
Funding would from two sources, according to Pease, who listed the Public Transportation Modernization, Improvement, and Service Enhancement Account and the Transit System Safety, Security and Disaster Response Account.
He also indicated that construction is currently underway for the CNG expansion and Bus Shelter Project.
At the same meeting, elected leaders gave their OK on the Project Improvement Agreement with Jimco Truck Stop.
The truck plaza at 1022 Frontage Road is looking to hook up to city services, Planning Director Ken Zuidervaart said.
But in order for that to occur, Jimco would be required to remove a storm water pond located at the back of the property along with making various site improvements.

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