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California Needs a Million EV Charging Stations — but That’s ‘Unlikely’ and ‘Unrealistic’

07/15/2024

Public chargers must be built at an unprecedented pace to meet the target in less than 7 years, and then doubled to 2 million in 2035. The high cost — $120,000 or more for one fast charger— is just one obstacle.

FORTAG Construction to Begin Soon

07/01/2024

The first 1.5 mile segment of the FORTAG project is set to begin construction in Del Rey Oaks later in July.

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Salinas City Council Approves First Phase of the Boronda Road Widening Project.

Salinas City Council approved a long-awaited project to alleviate traffic congestion on Boronda Road on June 18.

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Supervisors Uphold the Denial of Garrapata Creek Bridge Railing Replacements.

The historic nature of the Garrapata Creek Bridge—one of the so-called “Big Sur Arches”—is safe, for now at least.

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Officials at Odds About How to Fix a Bridge While Preserving Iconic Big Sur.

Highway 1 in Big Sur is among the most beautiful roads on Earth. Most images of it – aside from disaster photos – contain one common element: a bridge. The 1930s-era bridges along Highway 1 have become the artery’s defining…

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Paul's Slide in Big Sur to Finally Reopen Sunday, June 23.

Caltrans announced today that due to favorable conditions, Highway 1 at Paul's Slide in Big Sur will reopen Sunday, June 23, freeing up a 4.3-mile section of the highway.

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Joby Aviation Asks for New Tax Revenues to Help Finance Its Marina Expansion.

Joby Aviation may have passed on Marina as the spot for its massive production facility – instead opting for Dayton, Ohio in 2023 – but the Santa Cruz-based air taxi company has stated it remains committed to California, having recently…

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Greenfield Receives Nearly $800K for Road Improvements, Enhanced Connectivity

GREENFIELD — Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren has announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will distribute $793,856 to the City of Greenfield to make roads safer and improve community connectivity.

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Monterey-Salinas Transit Partners With Monterey County Hospitality Association to Provide Free Bus Passes for Rancho Cielo Students

SALINAS — Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST), in partnership with the Monterey County Hospitality Association (MCHA), recently sponsored $5,000 worth of bus passes for the students of Rancho Cielo Youth Campus.

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Monterey-Salinas Transit’s Proposed SURF! Busway Is Hitting Bumps in the Road.

It’s two steps forward, one step back for Monterey-Salinas Transit’s SURF! project, a busway between Marina and Sand City that is proposed for the rail corridor owned by the Transportation Agency for Monterey County.

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Salinas City Elementary School District Launches Electric Bus Fleet

SALINAS — Salinas City Elementary School District (SCESD) has added 10 new electric school buses and 10 new electric bus chargers to the District’s school bus fleet.

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MST Donates Vehicle to City of Greenfield, Bolstering Community Programs

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Community Science Workshop’s Omar Vigil and Jose Sanchez recently met with Pat Lewis, fleet maintenance superintendent at Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST), to receive a vehicle that MST donated to their organization and the Greenfield Recreation Department.

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