Placer County Local News: Transportation


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

Image caption: California transportation history runs from railroads to today’s car culture.
California’s History of Transportation: From Railroads to Highways

The history of transportation in California has shaped the state, from the railroads to today’s highways, making the need for planning increasingly urgent. Here’s how it all happened, and where we stand today.

Image caption: Over two weekends last October, residents of Santa Cruz and Watsonville  participated in demonstration rides aboard an electric streetcar on rails.
The ‘Rail Trail’ Movement, Explained

Thousands of miles of railroad track, including some in Santa Cruz County, now sit idle. The fate of those largely abandoned tracks has become a burning controversy.

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07/19/2024
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According to the Safe Streets for All website, the grant program is part of bipartisan infrastructure law that establishes $5 billion in appropriated funds for regional, local and tribal initiatives to prevent roadway deaths and serious injuries over a five-year period (2022-26).

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07/18/2024
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The Town of Loomis took official steps last week on the road to rebuild the Horseshoe Bar freeway interchange and upgrade Taylor Road.

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07/17/2024
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Big Boy, the largest operating steam locomotive in the world, roared through Truckee late last Sunday.

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07/16/2024
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When the world’s largest operating steam locomotive known as Big Boy No. 4014 rolled into Roseville last weekend, it was not only a massive public event; for those who are enthralled with trains big and small, this was truly a pinnacle moment.

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07/16/2024
Image for display with article titled Loomis Council Moves on Horseshoe, Taylor Improvement Projects

The Town of Loomis took official steps last week on the road to rebuild the Horseshoe Bar freeway interchange and upgrade Taylor Road.

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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.

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07/09/2024
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Don’t expect to see workers at the intersection of Lincoln Way and Borland Avenue in Auburn anytime soon. Caltrans announced delays in its roundabout construction, potentially through late fall

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07/09/2024
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Two mine workers were critically injured in a mine explosion in the Tahoe National Forest along Mosquito Ridge Road on July 5.

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07/09/2024
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Loomis officials recently approved a five-year, $10 million spending plan to fix roads and other infrastructure in the rural community.

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07/02/2024
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The Placer County Supervisors covered several items regarding transportation and parking during their Tuesday, June 25 meeting in Kings Beach.

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06/28/2024
Image for display with article titled Foresthill Bridge to Undergo Federally Funded Testing

The Foresthill Bridge will soon undergo ultrasonic testing of 282 weld points as part of a national effort to provide preventive maintenance and quality assurance to bridges built with a similar type of steel.

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06/21/2024
Image for display with article titled Auburn Partners With Area Transit to Plan for Future

In a coordinated effort to plan for the future of transit in western Placer County, the city of Auburn has teamed up with the Placer County Transportation Planning Agency and Roseville Transit to draft a regional transit analysis.

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06/21/2024
Image for display with article titled Donkey Town and El Burro Trails to Close for Cabin Creek Forest Restoration Project

According to the Truckee Dirt Union the Donkey Town and El Burro trail closures are expected to begin as early as next week, and will remain closed for the remainder of 2024.

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06/14/2024
In their June 11 meeting, the Placer County Board of Supervisors approved advancing a 1/2 cent sales tax increase to fund road and highway improvements to the November ballot.

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06/13/2024
Image for display with article titled Transportation Sales Tax Measure Moves on to South Placer Voters

Voters in south Placer County will be tasked this November with deciding on a half-cent tax to improve transportation within their portion of the county.

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05/31/2024
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The 19th annual Tahoe Bike Month is set to begin on June 1, featuring a full month of bicycling events throughout the Lake Tahoe Basin.

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05/31/2024
A Bay Area transit funding bill is delayed so supporters can seek consensus on how the money will be raised and distributed.

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05/30/2024
Image for display with article titled Roseville, Rocklin, Lincoln Half-Cent Sales Tax Moves Closer to November Ballot

The citizens of Roseville, Rocklin and Lincoln are one step closer toward potentially deciding upon a half-cent sales tax to improve transportation in south Placer County in November.

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05/23/2024
Image for display with article titled Rocklin Working on Road Improvement Projects

While the weather is favorable, parts of the city of Rocklin have been bustling with the sounds of road repair projects recently.

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05/21/2024
Image for display with article titled Loomis Chooses Parking Downtown Over Housing for Lumber Mill Property

Loomis Town is taking back the four-acre W.W. Moulding lumber mill site downtown from low-income housing status for more parking.

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