WASHINGTON May 22 The U.S. Transportation
Department said on Monday it will release grant funds for a
project to electrify a northern California transit project.
In February, the Transportation Department withheld a $647
million grant for San Carlos Peninsula Corridor Electrification
Project, or Caltrain project, from San Francisco to San Jose.
California Governor Jerry Brown said in February the project
would allow the state to "run more trains, cut commute times,
save fuels costs, improve air quality, reduce noise and ease
It is not immediately clear how much in funds the department
(Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Sandra Maler)