Yolo County Local News: Transportation


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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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07/11/2024
An online survey is being conducted by the Yolo Transportation District to gather public input about its 2024-2031 Short Range Transit Plan.

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07/09/2024
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Local nonprofit Make It Happen for Yolo County is partnering with the Martin Luther King Jr., High School Bicycle Repair Shop in Davis to ensure underserved transition age youth across the county have refurbished bicycles for transportation to work or school.

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07/09/2024
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The Transportation, Mobility, and Infrastructure Commission has a new sitting member.

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07/03/2024
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The City of Davis has installed a free, solar mobile electric vehicle charger—the first of it's kind in the region, according to City officials.

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07/03/2024
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The Grand Gateway Master Plan is a walkable, mixed-use destination that ties together the Bridge District, Washington District and West Capitol Avenue, the central business corridor.

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06/25/2024
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Congresswoman Doris Matsui, Senator Bill Dodd, D-Napa, Yolo County and West Sacramento officials announced that the city will receive a $1.9-million grant through the Sacramento Area Council of Governments Carbon Reduction Program.

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06/25/2024
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The Yolo County Board of Supervisors is dedicated to enhancing the quality of roadway infrastructure across the community, prioritizing an improved quality of life and safer travel for Yolo County’s residents and visitors.

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06/25/2024
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City officials extended a three-year ride-share program contract with Nomad Transit LLC on June 5.

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06/24/2024
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An inaugural horse ride officially opened the Southport Levee Trailhead to the public.

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06/14/2024
Work on Yolo County roads is underway in a number of locations.

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06/11/2024
Funding has been secured to continue the Sacramento Regional Transit RydeFreeRT program for local K-12 students.

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06/07/2024
Two environmental groups have filed a lawsuit claiming an inadequate environmental analysis was undertaken for the Yolo 80 Corridor Improvements Project by CalTrans.

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06/04/2024
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Ever wondered about Davis’s status as the Bicycling Capital of California?

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06/03/2024
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"Thank you for joining us today to celebrate the 5th Street Widening and Riverfront Street Extension Project completion," Mayor Martha Guererro said under the bright sun and light breeze.

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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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05/13/2024
The environmental impact report for the Yolo Interstate-80 Corridor Improvements Project has been released by CalTrans.

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05/13/2024
The 14th annual Loopalooza event was held on May 5 as bicyclists celebrated by riding the 12-mile Davis bike loop.

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04/26/2024
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on April 24 to celebrate the official opening of the Sports Park Bike and Pedestrian Overcrossing connecting southeast and west Woodland.

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04/09/2024
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Congresswoman Doris Matsui made her annual visit to West Sacramento, focusing on flood control, transportation, and fire safety, on March 28.

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