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.
On Monday, Sacramento Regional Transit launched on-demand shuttle services in six new neighborhoods, including the central city.
A bill designed to increase housing near transit stops in California died quickly last spring. Now, it's back in the fall with a new name and more support.
The transit system's board of directors voted to reduce the cost of a monthly pass by $10 from $110 to $100, and a single ride by a quarter to $2.50. The reductions come as RT continues to see falling ridership.
There's a new way to get around town without using your car or taking the bus in West Sacramento. The city has launched a new public transportation service offering on-demand shared rides.
The typical car is white with the Regional Transit logo. But now, four trains each have one car that is wrapped in a work of art.
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