2005 Press Releases



12/12/05  Fax Trolleys Become Holly Jolly Trolleys And Provide Festive Rides Down Christmas Tree Lane
FRESNO , CA ( December 12, 2005) – The Department of Transportation/Fresno Area Express (FAX) is excited to announce its 2nd Annual Holly Jolly Trolley event that will take place on Tuesday, December 13; Wednesday, December 14; and Thursday, December 15, 2005. The Holly Jolly Trolleys will depart from Manchester Transit Center (MTC) each evening for a magical ride down Christmas Tree Lane from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p >more 
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11/10/05  Fax Increases Route FrequenciesAnd Adds New Clean Air Buses To Its Fleet
FRESNO , CA ( November 10, 2005) – The Department of Transportation/Fresno Area Express (FAX) is pleased to announce the implementation of 15-minute service on FAX Route 28. Beginning on Monday, November 14, 2005, Route 28 joins Route 30 in providing 15-minute frequency service in the Greater Fresno-Clovis Metropolitan area each weekday from 6 a.m. to 6 p >more 
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11/09/05  Rainy Weather Brings the Beginningof Leaf Season to the City of Fresno
FRESNO , CA ( November 9, 2005) – Now that fall is in full swing and rainy weather is here, the City of Fresno Community Sanitation and Solid Waste Divisions are beginning one of their busiest times of the year – leaf pick-up season. Leaf season begins in November and lasts through February. During this time, the City needs Fresno homeowners to follow a few simple rules to keep our storm drains clear and our streets clean, safe and leaf-free. >more 
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11/09/05  Mayor Autry Comments on Election Results
FRESNO , CA ( November 9, 2005) – In advance of brief follow-up press meeting set for 11:30am today, Mayor Alan Autry made the following statement with regard to the results of the special election held Tuesday, November 8, 2005: “ The opponents of reform spent well over $100 million to try and sell the people of California tickets to stay on the Titanic. Last night, the majority of voters bought them. The problem is now all of us have to go along for the ride. >more 
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10/31/05  City Of Fresno’s Solar Project Honored With National Recognition Award
FRESNO , CA ( October 31, 2005) – The City of Fresno was pleased to receive the 2005 Green Power Leadership Award from the US Department of Energy (DOE) in Austin, Texas on Monday, October 24, 2005. The “On Site Green Power Leadership Award” recognized Fresno as a renewable energy leader nationally for its successful 668 kilowatt photovoltaic solar project at the 14 acre campus of City buildings located at the Municipal Service Center (MSC). Last year’s winner was San Francisco’s Moscone Center which is primarily powered by solar energy. >more 
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10/21/05  Agreement Reached On Amtrak Depot
FRESNO , CA ( October 21, 2005) – The City of Fresno and Amtrak have agreed to lease terms that will allow the newly restored historic Santa Fe Depot to open to the public. With the assistance of Congressman Jim Costa, an alternative funding source was identified to mitigate the $607,000 funding shortfall created by Amtrak’s non-payment. The funding was provided through a grant from Cal Trans and was approved by the California Transportation Commission on September 29, 2005. “I am pleased that alternative funding was identified to allow the project to be completed on budget >more 
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10/11/05  Fax Frequent 15 Fax Begins 15-Minute Service On Route 30
FRESNO , CA ( October 11, 2005) – The Department of Transportation/Fresno Area Express (FAX) is pleased to announce the implementation of 15-minute service on FAX Route 30 beginning on Monday, October 10, 2005. Route 30 will operate on 15-minute frequencies each weekday from 6 a.m. to 6 p >more 
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09/22/05  City of Fresno chosen to receive$600,000 to develop elite Bike Park
FRESNO , CA ( September 22, 2005) – The City of Fresno Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department is excited to announce that is has been chosen as the recipient of a $600,000 competitive grant award to construct a concrete freestyle bike park at the Mosqueda Community Center in Southeast Fresno. The grant will allow development of the only concrete facility designated for freestyle biking in the Central Valley, and will serve the significant demand to have a safe, high-quality, local venue for bikes. The award came through the competitive California State Parks, State Urban Parks and Healthy Communities Program, as part of the 2002 Resources Bond Act (Proposition 40). >more 
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09/13/05  Monkey Business at the Chaffee Zoo!
FRESNO , CA ( September 13, 2005) – On August 14, 2005, a unique monkey was born at the Chaffee Zoo. A snow white baby was born to Julie, one of three Colobus monkeys exhibited at the zoo. Julie, along with her sister, Margaret, arrived at the Chaffee Zoo in December of 2001 from the Toledo Zoo in Ohio. >more 
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09/09/05  Longtime Chaffee Zoo Resident in Decline
FRESNO , CA ( September 9, 2005) – The Chaffee Zoo announced today that Bulgy, the hippopotamus, is beginning to show signs of decline. At 49 years of age, Bulgy is one of the oldest hippos in captivity. He is a wild-caught animal and was acquired from the Miami Rare Bird Farm in 1958. >more 
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