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South Lake Tahoe Council Takes Actions for Smoother, Safer Roads

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Certain segments of U.S. 50 and State Route 89 have seen almost 20 fatalities in the span of 10 years and 229 minor injury and property damage accidents. The City of South Lake Tahoe and …

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Over $1M in Funding Secured for Folsom Lake Crossing Safety;$4M for Empire Ranch Interchange

Over five million dollars in funding has  now been secured for two different Folsom area traffic improvement projects.

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Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Welcomes Community Feedback in 2024 Active Transportation Plan

Lake Tahoe, a coveted vacation destination near major cities, needs better transportation for safety, connectivity, and environmental reasons. However, achieving long-term transportation goals requires collaboration and strategic funding.

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Residents Hear Updated U.S. 50 Plan; Lane Reduction Removed

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – The Nevada Department of Transportation presented an updated U.S. 50 Corridor Management Plan to a skeptical crowd on Tuesday, Feb. 27.

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Construction at East Bidwell, Iron Point Road to begin

The City of Folsom is set to begin a project to improve traffic flow at the Iron Point Road and East Bidwell Street intersection.

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Reducing gas emissions: Tahoe Regional Planning Agency’s goal with proposed mixed-use standards

LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – After deciding on a definition in December, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency is now looking to set minimum standards for mixed-use developments to provide a tool for sustainability.

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Roadkill surveys could save animal lives

LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Ecologist Tanya Diamond gets up every morning and checks messages for roadkill sightings. It's the least fun, but one of the most important parts of her job.

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City of South Lake Tahoe, El Dorado County may join forces on microtransit

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – At the Tuesday Feb. 13 meeting, City Council approved commencing negotiations with El Dorado County to create a joint entity overseeing south shore microtransit on Feb. 13.

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First Tahoe transportation equity study wins award named after civil rights icon

LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev. – A first of its kind Transportation Equity Study for the Tahoe region won a diversity award named after a civil rights activist.

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Slow down, move over, a life-saving decision AAA research reveals characteristics of fatal crashes involving roadside workers

LAS VEGAS, Nev. –  Roadside work is not for the faint of heart. Tow truck drivers, mobile mechanics, and roadside technicians face many unique challenges on the road. A new study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety sheds light …

Image caption: A new law seeks to prevent cars from speeding, which causes about one of every three traffic fatalities.
If Drivers Won’t Slow Down, Proposed Law Requires Cars Do It for Them

“Intelligent” speed-limiting technology will be required in all new California cars starting in 2027, if a new law authored by San Francisco Senator Scott Wiener passes.

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Folsom Council unanimously recommends 7 year railroad operating license

Over the last two months, the leaders and many volunteers of the Placerville and Sacramento Valley Railroad (PSVRR) have been juggling a lot of uncertainty in regards to the future of their organization with the looming renewal of their operating …

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Vision zero strategy aims to make Tahoe roads safer

LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev. – From 2013 to 2021, there were 41 fatalities and 183 life-changing serious injuries on Tahoe's roadways, according to crash data reported by state and local law enforcement agencies. To help prevent these tragic crashes, the Tahoe …

Image caption: Los Angeles voters can take a step toward reducing traffic violence with a measure on the March ballot.
Can Traffic Deaths in Los Angeles be Reduced With a Ballot Measure?

With traffic deaths now regularly topping 300 per year, Measure HLA on the March 5 ballot gives Los Angeles voters the opportunity to force their reluctant city to implement new traffic safety measures.

Image caption: California traffic deaths dropped by 12 percent in the first three months of 2023, but road fatalities remain at crisis levels.
Death on the Roads: Traffic Fatality Crisis Far From Over

As the COVID pandemic eased, so did the epidemic of death on the road. Somewhat. But the ongoing crisis of traffic fatalities remains at high levels with early numbers form 2023 appearing to top 4,000 in California.

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CHP highlights new traffic safety laws for 2024

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – As we head into the new year, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is educating the public on traffic safety laws that were passed during this year's legislative session and signed by Governor Gavin Newsom. The laws referenced below …

Image caption: "Passive agressive tactics" by auto insurance companies are leaving many California drivers struggling to obtain required coverage, according to the state.
California Insurers Drag Feet, Leaving Many Drivers Uninsured

Drivers’ complaints about difficulty getting insurance coverage prompt state to reiterate laws, signal possible enforcement actions.

Image caption: Funding for California's roads and highways could be a casualty of the transition to electric vehicles.
EV Transition Threatens Roads With Drastic Gas Tax Revenue Cut

As the state battles climate change and Californians drive fewer gas-powered cars, tax revenue will drop substantially, according to a new state analysis. EV fees will make up only part of the transportation shortfall so lawmakers need new funding options.

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Winter Preparedness Guide: Winter Driving Tips

Driving in the winter in the mountains presents its own challenges unique to the Tahoe Sierra from knowing how to drive in snowy conditions, when to put chains on your cars and when to stay home, and what to carry …

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Douglas County to launch in-house airport department

MINDEN, Nev. – After 13 years, Douglas County commissioners approved a nearly $400,000 plan to bring management of Minden-Tahoe Airport back in house.

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