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Highway and Road Transportation

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  • Mailbag: Canyon traffic is not a summer issue

    Re. the Dec. 5 article, "Funds for canyon traffic study Okd," (Dec. 5), Council members Steve Dicterow and Toni Iseman are spot-on correct to focus on the nonsummer traffic issues on Laguna Canyon Road. Summer will always be congested and that mostly...
  • City weighs safety, privacy in improvements to Top of the World Drive

     City weighs safety, privacy in improvements to Top of the World Drive
    Top of the World Drive has been a private road since 1928, and some residents of the hilltop neighborhood want to keep it that way. They like the serenity. But even at the risk of increasing foot traffic, for safety reasons these same people want the...
  • Drivers of green cars should pay for road maintenance too

    To the editor: As an electric vehicle driver, I have not pulled into a gas station to fill up my car for three years. I feel good about saving money and helping to reduce harmful emissions, but I am not paying my fair share toward much-needed road...
  • Tracking miles as gas tax alternative raises fairness, privacy concerns

    Tracking miles as gas tax alternative raises fairness, privacy concerns
    Standing at a Chevron station in Long Beach, Teresa Gutierrez wished she was pumping fuel into a gas-sipping hybrid instead of her hulking GMC Yukon. She was nevertheless cool to the idea that the state might start raising money for highway repairs by...
  • Commuters, transit experts offer 6 ways to improve Union Station

     Commuters, transit experts offer 6 ways to improve Union Station
    A multibillion-dollar rehabilitation of Chicago's iconic Union Station is on the drawing board, including plans to improve access by reconfiguring train concourses and eliminating a confusing layout for ramps and escalators. But as planners ponder a...
  • FDOT starts two-year I-75 project in Sumter

    If you're heading north on Interstate 75 toward Ocala and points north, be prepared to run into construction. The state Department of Transportation recently kicked off the 13-mile, $76.9 million project that runs from the Sumter/Hernando county line to...
  • Sawgrass on-ramp from Turnpike gaining additional lane

    Sawgrass on-ramp from Turnpike gaining additional lane
    Q: What is happening at the Sawgrass Expressway interchange at Florida's Turnpike? Construction has been going on forever. Delays on the southbound turnpike exit to the Sawgrass seem to sometimes stretch all the way to the Broward/Palm Beach county line....
  • Just when drivers think congestion couldn't get any worse

     Just when drivers think congestion couldn't get any worse
    As if congestion isn't quite horrible enough all by itself in Chicago, drivers last week endured protests blocking traffic on Lake Shore Drive and other roads, rush-hour sign-repair work causing gridlock on the Kennedy Expressway and gapers' block backups...
  • Agency: State Road 7 extension can proceed but will harm hawk

    Agency: State Road 7 extension can proceed but will harm hawk
    The long-awaited extension of State Road 7 in Palm Beach County has moved closer to getting built, now that a federal wildlife agency has concluded the project would harm but not risk wiping out an endangered Everglades hawk. The U.S. Fish and...
  • Takata taps former cabinet officials for crisis advice

    DETROIT Takata, the embattled Japanese auto supplier at the center of an expanding air bag recall, has hired three former U.S. Transportation Secretaries to advise it on how to manage the crisis, but it is not agreeing to expand the recall nationwide....
  • The speed of light: music to our ears

    SAN JOSE, Calif. The Internet is so fast that the Bay Area can connect with New York City quicker than you can finish this sentence. That's a blistering speed but not quite fast enough for musicians, who dream of a day when notes travel at light speed....