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Showing Articles Tagged With: transportation

  • Neil Kremer, flickr

    Brown Says Transportation Deal Will Get Done

    Wednesday, August 19, 2015

    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.

  • Joe Carpenter, flickr

    Cities, Counties Urge Transportation Spending

    Monday, August 10, 2015

    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.

  • Andrew Nixon, Capital Public Radio

    Special Sessions Underway In Legislature

    Thursday, July 02, 2015

    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.

  • AAA: 4.8 Million Californians Traveling This July 4th

    Wednesday, July 01, 2015

    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.

  • Courtesy of the City of Sacramento

    New Highway Interchange On Interstate 5

    Monday, May 04, 2015

    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.

  • Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio

    The Future of Cycling in Sacramento

    Friday, May 01, 2015

    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.

  • First Bike Month With New Road Changes

    Thursday, April 30, 2015

    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.

  • RT Will Consult With Business Community

    Tuesday, January 27, 2015

    Last night, the Sacramento Regional Transit Board of Directors approved moving ahead with improvements for light rail and bus service.

  • Regional Transit Fixes Ahead

    Monday, January 26, 2015

    Light rail stations in Sacramento could be a lot cleaner and safer in the next several months.

  • Watt Avenue Interchange Completed

    Friday, January 16, 2015

    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.

  • California High-Speed Rail

    High Speed Rail Thinking About Bikes

    Tuesday, November 11, 2014

    Bikes and trains may seem like opposite forms of transportation, but they’re coming together in California’s High Speed Rail project.

  • Cyclist And Pedestrian Safety

    Friday, September 19, 2014

    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.

  • Last Phase Of Fix 50 Project Begins

    Friday, June 06, 2014

    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.

  • Fix 50: Some Slowdown Reported But Traffic Is Flowing

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014

    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.

  • LIVE BLOG: First Phase Of Fix 50 Project Underway

    Tuesday, April 22, 2014

    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.

  • Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

    City Hopes To Minimize Fix50 Effects

    Monday, April 21, 2014

    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.

  • Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio

    Law Enforcement Will Be Looking For Texting And Driving

    Monday, April 07, 2014

    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.

  • Sacramento Prepares For Fix 50 Traffic Problems

    Friday, March 21, 2014

    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.

  • City Hopes To Create One Transportation Plan From Many

    Tuesday, February 04, 2014

    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.

  • California High-Speed Rail

    Five Firms Vying For High-Speed Rail Project Bid

    Thursday, December 19, 2013

    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.

  • Bike Sharing Program In The Works

    Friday, December 13, 2013

    An agency that handles transportation funding for the Sacramento area has approved nearly $4 million to help launch a bike-share system.

  • UBERx

    Car And Ride Share Programs Thrive In Sacramento

    Thursday, November 07, 2013

    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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