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.
The City of Sacramento has created a 20-year transportation master plan that would do away with several one-way thoroughfares and would create more bike lanes.
Riding Sacramento Regional Transit light rail and buses will be more expensive beginning tomorrow.
AAA predicts July 4th weekend travel in California will be the second highest on record. The auto association says more than 4.9 million Californians will be traveling. That's up nearly 1.5 percent from last year.
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.