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Showing Articles Tagged With: transportation
The Sacramento Regional Transit District rolled out newly refurbished light rail cars on Tuesday, adding capacity to the transit system. The refurbished cars have updated communication and safety features.
California Gov. Jerry Brown proposed a $3.6 billion road repair plan on Thursday, largely by asking vehicle owners to pay an annual $65 highway user fee.
Governor Jerry Brown says it’s obvious California’s crumbling roads must be repaired. Today he said he and the Legislature would come up with a plan. But he’s not sure what that plan will be.
The California Legislature is holding a special legislative session to address the state's multi-billion dollar backlog of deferred road maintenance. Today cities and counties released their priorities for the session.
California agencies are discussing how to make the state’s network of rail, highways, and ports more efficient while protecting the environment.
Ride-sharing companies and the taxi industry are locked in battles throughout California – on the streets, in the state Legislature and in regulatory agencies. Neither side is happy with the status quo.
The California Senate held two hearings today as part of special legislative sessions ordered by Governor Jerry Brown. The sessions will deal with infrastructure and health financing. But some lawmakers wonder what they will accomplish.
The latest AAA holiday travel survey finds more than 4.8 million Californians are expected to get out of town over the Fourth of July weekend. That’s relatively flat from last year, up only by 0.5 percent.
California lawmakers are turning their attention to fixing the state’s crumbling roads. Assembly Republicans threw their plan into the mix Monday.
The City of Sacramento this morning opened a new freeway interchange at Interstate 5 and Cosumnes River Boulevard. But it won't do much to ease traffic congestion - at least not yet.
May is Bike Month but it’s not like cyclists suddenly garage their bikes come June. And there could be a lot more cycling in the city in the near future as Sacramento’s urban core expands.
You may notice more people riding bikes tomorrow. Friday is the start of Bike Month held in May every year. Several road changes could make this year's event a little different.
Sacramento remains a key link to the past and present of rail transportation.
A new bill would require every California bicyclist to wear a helmet or pay a $25 fine. Existing law only requires minors under 18 to wear helmets.
US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx was on the Google campus in Mountain View yesterday talking about how to meet the nation's future transportation problems.
Last night, the Sacramento Regional Transit Board of Directors approved moving ahead with improvements for light rail and bus service.
Light rail stations in Sacramento could be a lot cleaner and safer in the next several months.
The California Department of Transportation has released an updated guide to statewide highway improvement projects.
After more than two years of construction and lane closures, Watt Avenue at U.S. 50 is open with a new way to get on and off the freeway and different ways to travel under it.
Governor Jerry Brown is expected to offer more details on how he’d like to deal with California’s crumbling infrastructure when he releases his budget on Friday.
The New Year will bring a new way of thinking about transportation in California.
Bikes and trains may seem like opposite forms of transportation, but they’re coming together in California’s High Speed Rail project.
Significant closures on Interstate 80 begins Tuesday night in Placer County.
A state law took effect this week requiring drivers to give bicycles three-feet of elbow room, but there're still lots of points of conflict on all sides between bikes, cars and pedestrians.
On Sacramento streets, humps, lumps, tables and undulations are not created equal.
It's official. The "Fix50" project in downtown Sacramento will finish six days early.
The lane closures on Highway 50 through downtown Sacramento changed again last night for the final phase of the Fix 50 project. This is the first morning commute of the new lane closures. Capital Public Radio's Bob Moffitt covers the commute live.
It's day two of the westbound portion of the Fix 50 road construction project in Downtown Sacramento.
If your commute includes highway 50 through downtown Sacramento, you'll want to make some adjustments today. The second phase of the "Fix 50" improvement project is underway.
There were widespread delays on U.S. Highway 50 Tuesday morning as work on the westbound portion of the Fix 50 project began.
Work on the U.S. Highway 50 resurfacing project in Sacramento continues ahead of schedule, as all eastbound lanes will be open starting Friday morning. Drivers will get a break from the work zones through Memorial Day weekend.
As the number of bicyclists increases in California, a new effort is being made to keep those riders safe.
The first eastbound phase of the Fix 50 project in Sacramento is finished. That included resurfacing and repairing the three inside eastbound lanes.
UPDATED: The Fix 50 project in Sacramento is ahead of schedule. Drivers had to adjust to different lane closures today as the project moved to a second stage.
If your commute includes highway 50 in the Sacramento area, there are some new eastbound closures you'll want to be aware of starting tomorrow morning.
Five flights to scheduled to land in Los Angeles have landed instead at Sacramento International Airport instead this afternoon.
CalTrans says the Fix 50 project in Sacramento is five days ahead of schedule.
Crews continue work on the Fix 50 project in Sacramento Monday morning. Contractors are working 24 hours a day to repair and resurface the W/X section of highway 50 in the heart of the city.
Two competing bills to be taken up this week in the California legislature will pit newer app-based ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft against traditional taxi companies.
UPDATED: Three construction workers were injured Wednesday morning when a semi-truck hit a piece of lumber sticking out in traffic.
Sacramento's "Fix 50" construction project has entered day two, and traffic is slow in the area where CalTrans is repairing and resurfacing the elevated section of highway 50. Some eastbound lanes are closed.
The big "Fix 50" project beganTuesday morning in Sacramento and that means lane closures and likely congestion. Capital Public Radio's Bob Moffitt was out covering the impact on the morning commute.
Insight guest host Pamela Wu speaks with representatives of both Caltrans and the City of Sacramento about the Fix 50 project.
During the Fix50 highway construction project, the City of Sacramento will be trying to minimize congestion throughout the city. The City says fewer drivers on the road is the most important thing that can be done to reduce traffic on city streets.
During the "Fix 50" Project, the state of California says it's encouraging departments and agencies to tele-commuting as an option to Sacramento-area workers.
(AP) -- Safety officials have fined the Bay Area Regional Transit for the deaths of two of its workers.
The Fix 50 project by Caltrans will repair a section of U.S. Highway 50 known as the W/X Viaduct. The portion carries six lanes of traffic over surface streets and other transportation infrastructure through Sacramento.
A lot more people are expected to keep their cars at home and take mass transit starting Tuesday due to construction on Highway 50.
Mayor Kevin Johnson shares his thoughts on the "Fix 50" Project and the city of Sacramento's role in making sure commuters are prepared.
The Sacramento City Council last night approved spending $1.5 million to help ease traffic congestion on city surface streets when major construction work begins later this month on Highway 50.
According to a California Traffic Safety Survey, nearly two-thirds of people were hit or nearly hit last year by someone driving while texting or talking on a cell phone. Two hundred agencies will have officers looking for distracted drivers.
The "Fix50" viaduct project on U.S. 50 through Sacramento will start in three-and-a-half weeks. Cal Trans is warning drivers to expect their commutes will take at least an hour longer.
The California Department of Motor Vehicles is setting up guidelines for driverless cars. At a public workshop in Sacramento Tuesday, it took ideas on issues like licensing, safety and privacy
The Forty-Niners home games in their new stadium in Santa Clara next season may mean an easier trip for Valley residents with train service to the front door.
California transportation advocates met this week in Sacramento to discuss ways to improve the state’s failing infrastructure.
The first quarterly performance report is out now from the California Department of Transportation. The Department has drawn criticism recently for a lack of transparency.
The City of Sacramento has had more than a dozen bicycle, vehicle and pedestrian traffic studies completed in the past decade. Now the City wants one more…to turn all of those studies into a transportation master plan.
The Watt Avenue at U.S. 50 interchange is still under construction as Sacramento State students return for spring semester.
Caltrans is advising Sacramento commuters to use different routes or transportation methods to avoid the effects of a construction project on U.S. Route 50.
California transportation officials say even though the state is trying to cope with the drought, efforts to build a bullet train should not be cast aside.
Service on the Sacramento Light Rail Gold Line was restored after a lengthy stoppage between the Historic Folsom and Watt/Manlove stations Tuesday.
California's High-Speed Rail Authority says five construction teams have submitted qualifications that could allow them to bid on the second, 60-mile phase of the rail project.
A state board has given approval for the California High-Speed Rail Authority to start the process of seizing its first property through eminent domain.
An agency that handles transportation funding for the Sacramento area has approved nearly $4 million to help launch a bike-share system.
Today app-based transportation alternatives abound in Sacramento. Looking to impress a date? Summon an UBER. Need to run errands for a few hours? Reserve a Zipcar. Looking for a safe way to get home from the bar? Get a Lyft.
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