Nevada County Local News: Transportation


All Local Transportation News articles contributed by our local media allies and other local newsrooms.

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02/14/2024
The San Pedro ports had a busy January as they rebounded from last year’s labor troubles and picked up cargo redirected because of Suez and Panama canal troubles.

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02/14/2024
California electric vehicle sales dropped significantly in the last half of 2023, raising questions about the state’s ability to phase out gas-powered cars.

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02/12/2024
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Work is underway at the Truckee Train Depot to upgrade the Amtrak station. The project will include a new platform for ADA compliance.

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02/05/2024
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The Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership Award honors organizations promoting cultural awareness in transportation. Conducted by the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, the study found that nearly 1,000 households in the Tahoe region have no car.

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02/04/2024
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A new study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety sheds light on the daily risks encountered by tow truck drivers, mobile mechanics, and roadside technicians.

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01/24/2024
A project to connect Los Angeles and Las Vegas via electric high speed rail could break ground in early 2024, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced.

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01/23/2024
The numbers and letters on your car can reveal more than you think.

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01/20/2024
A new location for the Bear River Library will be announced at the Nevada County Board of Supervisors meeting on Jan. 23 in the chambers of the Eric Rood Administrative Center in Nevada City.

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01/19/2024
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From 2013 to 2021, there were 41 fatalities and 183 serious injuries on Tahoe's roadways. To help prevent these tragic crashes, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency released a draft Vision Zero Strategy.

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01/17/2024
Caltrans and the California Office of Traffic Safety are injecting a flurry of fun into this season of inclement weather by inviting Californians to participate in the first Caltrans Snowplow Naming Contest.

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01/08/2024
Caltrans has set a Jan. 25 deadline for tech companies to show how generative artificial intelligence might reduce traffic congestion in the state. This follows an executive order that Gov. Gavin Newsom signed in September related to this type of AI.

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01/05/2024
Heavy snow is projected in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Previously, warmer storms had been bringing precipitation mainly to higher elevations in the Sierras.

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01/03/2024
San Francisco police officers have been operating for more than a year with guidance from their chief that California’s vehicle code doesn’t provide authority for them to ticket driverless cars for infractions like speeding or running red lights. Officers are still encouraged to report relevant information about incidents.

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12/28/2023
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The California Highway Patrol is educating the public on laws that were passed during this year's legislative session and take effect on Jan. 1.

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12/19/2023
Farmland is being rezoned for industrial use, and massive warehouses are being built on spec near communities like Buttonwillow and Shafter, so goods coming through the Southern California ports can be shipped quickly throughout the western United States.

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12/13/2023
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When the on-demand microtransit service called Mountaineer launched in Olympic Valley and Alpine Meadows, the goal was to make it easy to get around the Palisades Tahoe resort community during the winter months without a car.

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12/13/2023
Higher-income workers are more likely to work from home, analysis of recent census data shows. Lower-income workers can face long and solitary commutes to get to work.

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12/13/2023
A group of protesters sat down with interlocked arms on the 110 Freeway near downtown LA on Dec. 13, halting southbound traffic for more than an hour. Multiple people were arrested according to the CHP.

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12/08/2023
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Navigating the mountains during winter presents challenges unique to the Tahoe Sierra, from knowing how to drive in snowy conditions and when to put chains on your cars, to what you should pack in case you get stuck during a storm.

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