Category Archives: public transportation

Dump the Pump, ride the bus Thursday, you never know, you may like it

Thursday is Dump the Pump Day, a day commuters are asked to leave their personal vehicle at home and take public transit. Started in 2006 when gas prices were hovering around $3 per gallon, Dump the Pump Day tried to … Continue reading

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Organization seeks more non-motorist advocates on Caltrans committee

The California Bicycle Coalition is urging folks who have an interest in cycling, public transit and pedestrian issues to write a letter to their state representatives in favor of adding cycling advocates to a Caltrans advisory committee. “The California Traffic … Continue reading

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Making travel plans when you travel

When you plan your vacation, you look for the best transportation option to get you there and back again. But do you spend as much time looking at ways to get around once you reach your travel destination? Two weeks … Continue reading

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Salinas Road Groundbreaking Ceremony Friday

If you find yourself in the area of Highway 1 and Salinas Road Friday, April 23, you may stumble upon a party. Caltrans District 5 and the Transportation Agency of Monterey will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at 1:30 p.m. to … Continue reading

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The different laws governing passing school buses, Metro buses

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I know the subject has been discussed before but I’m still not clear. Are the rules that apply to a city bus the same as for a school bus? If there are two lanes going in … Continue reading

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Arana Gulch project on hold, city regroups

The Arana Gulch Master Plan is on hold, but it may not dead. On Thursday, the California Coastal Commission agreed to grant the city of Santa Cruz a continuance in order to give it time to research alternatives to the … Continue reading

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The Street Smarts of passing buses

Everyone knows the rules of the road when it comes to passing school buses.   But what are motorists supposed to do when the time comes to pass a transit bus?   The Department of Motor Vehicles reported this week … Continue reading

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