Editor, Manteca Bulletin,
I am honored to provide important information on Jeff Denham, a member of Congress from my region, a Congressman who has taken trips on the various forms of public transit in his district, including the San Joaquin Regional Transit District, and he is very familiar, first hand, with the people who rely on public transportation.
Congressman Denham provided support for our federal funding applications that helped us build our Regional Transit Center, RTC. When transit agencies lost critical funding for buses and bus facilities during the MAP 21 legislation, Congressman Denham helped advocate for restoration of this very important source of federal funding. Thanks to his efforts, funding levels were increased in the subsequent legislation, the FAST Act, which provided funding for transit agencies to start replacing buses that are well past their useful life expectancy of 12 years – some are even 30 or more years old.
The Act, which was signed into law in December 2015, in addition, provides the funding stability that America’s aging transportation system needs to meet 21st century demands. He was elected in 2010 and is currently serving in his third term in Congress. He represents the 10th District, which includes Stanislaus County and parts of San Joaquin County. He is a Member of the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee and the Chair of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials. He also serves on the Agriculture Committee and the Natural Resources Committee. As a member of the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, he has been an advocate for the expansion of transportation platforms and a reduction of hurdles for needed projects.
He is a man of accomplishments and I am pleased to support his re-election to Congress
Chairman San Joaquin Regional Transit District