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State Government

New California Law: Keep Your Hands Off Your Smartphone While Driving

December 28, 2016 | Chris Nichols

Starting Jan. 1, drivers in California will be banned from operating their smartphone –- unless it’s mounted to a dashboard or windshield –- and can be activated with one finger tap or swipe.

More Californians Than Ever Projected To Travel Over Holidays

December 22, 2016 | Steve Milne

AAA's latest travel survey finds about 12.5 million Californians will be spending the holidays out-of-town. That’s the highest holiday travel number AAA has ever predicted for California. And it’s an increase of nearly two percent from last year.

State Government

Capitol Roundup: Early Spending Proposals From Senate, Assembly Dems

December 6, 2016 | Amy Quinton

California Senate Democrats want to tackle unfinished business from last legislative session – including fixing the state’s aging infrastructure and boosting affordable housing. Meanwhile, Assembly Democrats are setting their budget priorities.

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State Government

State Testing Ways To Tax Road Usage, Separate From The Gas Tax

October 12, 2016 | Daniel Potter

Thousands of drivers are taking part in a statewide experiment to see how California might replace its gas tax. As more vehicles hit the highway without ever buying fuel, the state is looking for a better way to pay for roads.

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Repair Work Closes Calvine Road At Railroad Crossing

September 12, 2016 | Steve Milne

A major thoroughfare in Elk Grove and South Sacramento County will be closed beginning at 8 a.m. Monday. Work crews will block Calvine Road from Power Inn to Elk Grove-Florin roads so that they can repair tracks at the Union Pacific Railroad crossing

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Fare Evasion Decreases With Addition Of New Light Rail Inspectors

September 6, 2016 | Melody Stone

Sacramento Regional Transit added 25 transit agents this summer and the agency is reporting a decline in people not paying for rides. Officials say they’re also seeing cleaner, quieter trains.

Sacramento Rolls Out Master Plan For Bikes, Pedestrians And Mass Transit

August 22, 2016 | Bob Moffitt

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.

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