Urban planners have found that congestion can be eased by giving drivers the option of paying to bypass clogged lanes.
Chadi Chazbek with the transportation consulting group HNTB says existing free lanes can be converted to toll lanes “to improve mobility in the corridor, provide a fast and more reliable travel time provide a mobility option for people who choose to use the lane.”
Toll lanes are operating in parts of Southern California and the San Francisco Bay Area. Drivers can use their fast track sensors to pay the toll. And expansion is planned for the lanes in both regions.
State transportation leaders say they’re discussing other ideas this week like selling more bonds for road and bridge improvements and using state cap and trade money for public transit expansion.
City officials say the two-way data share between the traffic app and the city could ease congestion and improve public safety.
Friday is "Bike To Work" day and even if you didn't channel kinetic energy to get yourself to the office there are still lots of fun ways to celebrate the final days of bike month.
A survey shows half of California's roads are in poor condition, but few of the proposed improvement projects are ready to go.
It'll soon cost more to ride Sacramento Regional Transit buses and light rail trains. The RT board Monday night voted to raise fares starting July 1st to help balance the agency's budget.
Increased transit officers, smartphone apps and station improvements are a few of the plans being implemented across the Regional Transit System to combat safety and cleanliness issues and prepare for the new downtown arena.