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California Department of Transportation

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  • Are toll lanes elitist or progressive?

    Are toll lanes elitist or progressive?
    Allowing motorists to speed to work past clogged lanes of traffic, if they’re willing to pay thousands of dollars a year, could be seen as a way to raise money for other transit projects that benefit the public widely, or as the opposite: using...
  • OCTA vote upholds no-toll widening for 405 Freeway

    OCTA vote upholds no-toll widening for 405 Freeway
    The Orange County Transportation Authority board of directors voted Monday to move forward with a project to widen the 405 Freeway with additional general-purpose traffic lanes between the 605 Freeway and Costa Mesa. The decision reaffirmed a December...
  • Newport sued over death of bicyclist hit by car

    Former Olympic cyclist Paul Deem is suing the city of Newport Beach, alleging it contributed to the death of his wife, Debra, who was hit by a car while bicycling along East Coast Highway near Newport Coast Drive in August 2013. The lawsuit, filed Sept....
  • Drought triggers Southern California tumbleweed infestation

    Drought triggers Southern California tumbleweed infestation
    Three years of drought have triggered an infestation of tumbleweeds across Southern California, raising the risk of wildfires, especially in the foothill areas. "The Los Angeles basin is facing a tumbleweed problem that hasn't happened in quite some...
  • Letter: Parking is closed to farmers market

    The La Cañada Farmers’ Market is moving to Memorial Park on the north side of Foothill Boulevard. Therefore the owners of the parking lots at 1340-1346 Foothill Blvd., Descanso Medical Plaza, L.L.C. are using this move to completely repossess...
  • Public officials object to 405 toll lanes, 'schoolyard bully' Caltrans

    Public officials object to 405 toll lanes, 'schoolyard bully' Caltrans
    With the steady hum of morning traffic behind them, public officials from cities along Orange County's 405 Freeway corridor gathered in Costa Mesa on Thursday to decry a state proposal to add toll lanes to the busy thoroughfare. Led by Assemblyman Allan...
  • Senate reports are critical of Bay Bridge construction oversight

    Two reports prepared for a state Senate committee reiterate that the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is safe, but note problems with transparency, oversight of engineering flaws and purported retaliation against top project...
  • Commentary: I am committed to stopping 405 toll lanes

    What will voters decide when it comes to the impending decisions about taxing and tolling today's totally tapped-out drivers? The California Department of Transportation, under the administration of Gov. Jerry Brown, continues to pressure local...
  • Commentary: The taxpayers didn't vote for a toll road

    It's simply highway robbery. Caltrans is trying to hijack traffic lanes that would have already been paid for by our local tax dollars on the San Diego Freeway and turn them into toll lanes. For several years now, Orange County cities along the 405...
  • Traffic squeezed after semi spills oranges onto San Diego County road

    Traffic squeezed after semi spills oranges onto San Diego County road
    A narrow mountain pass in northern San Diego County was blanketed with oranges Tuesday after a truck’s trailer tipped over and knocked over dozens of bins of the  citrus. California Highway Patrol received a call about 8:50 a.m. reporting the...
  • Forum will discuss toll-lane plan for 405 Freeway

    Forum will discuss toll-lane plan for 405 Freeway
    The 405 Freeway Cities Coalition will present a forum Thursday evening to gather public input about the state's proposal to add toll lanes on the 405 Freeway. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at the Costa Mesa Neighborhood Community Center, 1845...