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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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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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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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Housing in the Capital: Cathy Creswell and Jordan Grimaldi on the intersectional benefits of investing in transit and active transportation

By Nick Brunner In a neighborhood called Mirasol Village, a new light rail stop was planned as part of a newly opened mixed-income housing center....

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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 …

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.

West Sacramento News Ledger logo LOCAL NEWS
Restoration of Six Trips to Yolobus Routes 211 and 212

Two Woodland Routes to Gain Trips Effective Sunday, January 14, 2024Original article published at West Sacramento News-Ledger

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.

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New Low-Floor Light Rail Trains Enter Final Testing Phase

SacRT Begins “Burn-in” Testing Phase in Sacramento RegionOriginal article published at American River Messenger

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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In the wake of 2020’s tele-work boom, Sacramento commute times remain at a ten-year low

By Aya Mikbel and Grace Weber Following the pandemic, Sacramento workers continue to be on the road less – many still working remotely – a...

Rancho Cordova Grapevine Independent logo LOCAL NEWS
SacRT Celebrates Its Light Rail Modernization Project and Groundbreaking

Sacramento Regional Transit Tests 17 New Low-floor Trains Built by Siemens MobilityOriginal article published at Rancho Cordova Independent

Image caption: Californians continue to set clocks back every fall, and ahead each spring.
Daylight Saving Time, Explained

After a 2018 vote authorizing the state legislature to make daylight saving time year-round, Californians are still changing their clocks twice per year. How did we get here?

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