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Volunteer for METRO Advisory Committee

The METRO Advisory Committee is accepting applications for volunteers. The committee meets at 6 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month at the METRO Center and provides advice to Santa Cruz METRO’s Board of Directors. The group also may address … Continue reading

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Ride the bus to the County Fair

The Santa Cruz County Fair begins today, Tuesday, Sept. 11, and Metro and Metro ParaCruz can take you there. The fair, which has been bringing carnival rides, games, farm animals, cotton candy, agriculture and entertainment to South County since 1941, … Continue reading

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Fixing congestion: Getting gridlock out of Santa Cruz

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Let’s turn our attention to the ungodly problem of traffic congestion and who can help in this area. There is the major problem of people turning left off Ocean onto Broadway, especially during the commute hour. … Continue reading

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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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RTC attends public events, internet to gather community input on future of transportation projects

Santa Cruz Regional Transportation Commission staff will make their rounds at Bike Week events this week in search of community input for its draft Sustainable Transportation Plan Goals/Targets/Policies. The commission is working on a regional transportation plan update, which aims … 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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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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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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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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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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