Category Archives: carpool

Ridesharing summit next month in San Francisco

Second to the cost of housing, transportation is quite the costly expense for the typical household. If sharing vehicles could reduce the expense enough to make less of a dent in your pocketbook, would you sign up? Come Oct. 10-11, … Continue reading

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Talking traffic to DeLaveaga school, commute solutions

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I was interested to read your Street Smarts column about how school traffic has been affected by the La Fonda overpass construction. Ms. Speiser may be accurate in her efforts to help ease traffic by encouraging … Continue reading

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Caltrans explains the anatomy of clogged traffic on Mission Street

Dear Street Smarts, Q: It seems nothing has been done about the back-up of traffic at the intersection of King and Mission Streets in Santa Cruz. With hundreds of cars coming down from UCSC, clogging High Street, Storey and King, … Continue reading

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Pain at the pump an incentive to commute green

With gas prices inching upward, consumers should know there are things they can do to reduce the pain at the pump. The buzz is that gas prices could sore to $6 if, say, a hurricane were to strike an oil … Continue reading

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Saving money and the environment using the RTC’s eco-driving tips

If you drive everyday or are thinking about hopping in the car for a road trip during the upcoming holiday weekend… Accelerate and stop your car gently. Doing so can help you save more than $1 per gallon of gas, … Continue reading

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Options for seniors who can’t drive any more

If you or someone you know is an older adult who has had to give up driving, the Department of Motor Vehicles wants you to know you have options. In this week’s installment of its “Ask George” column, the state agency … Continue reading

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Earth Day: Does saving the world by driving less mean the demise of well-maintained roads?

Earth Day is the kind of holiday that makes you think about the things you can do to save the world. Among them, may be to cut down on your fuel consumption, which reduces the amount of greenhouse gases released … Continue reading

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