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.
(AP) — Officials with the Bay Area Rapid Transit say only about 20 percent of BART commuter trains have working surveillance cameras.
The gasoline-price analyst, Gasbuddy says most Americans will pay less for gasoline this year, but California will continue to pay more than it typically would.
You can now plan trips and pay fares on Sacramento’s Regional Transit system using a new smartphone app.
Electric bike and skateboard riders will have new access to California roads in 2016, as well as new requirements.
Restrictions on visiting Cuba will remain, but authorized travelers can soon fly directly from American airports to the island nation. Currently, charter flights are the only air travel option.