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The Mineta Transportation institute was founded in 1991 as a research and training unit in conjunction with San Jose State University and Lucas College and Graduate School of Business.

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California EV Sales Are Falling. Is It Just Temporary, or a Threat to State Climate Goals?

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.

Cargo Traffic Jumped at L.A. and Long Beach Ports in January

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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Train station upgrades underway

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Work is underway at the Truckee Train Depot to upgrade the Amtrak station’s platform. The project will include a new platform for ADA compliance for the station with associated ramps, stairs, railings and signage. The Depot was built in …

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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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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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