Tag Archives: Metro

Monday is Earth Day, workers encouraged to ‘Skip the Commute’

Each Earth Day, workers who drive to their place of business are encouraged to seek other means to commute, such as carpooling, riding the bus or their bike. This year, the push is on for folks to telecommute, if they … Continue reading

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Vacant seat on Metro Advisory Committee

The Metro Advisory Committee has a seat that needs to be filled. The committee consists of 11 members, each are appointed by the Santa Cruz Metro Board of Directors. It meets at 6 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month … Continue reading

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Installing stop signs not always the answer

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I avoid driving the most convenient route out of my Santa Cruz neighborhood because the intersections at Liberty and Gharkey streets, and Liberty and Santa Cruz streets, have no stop signs. City public works gave an … Continue reading

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A car-free weekend trip from Santa Cruz to San Francisco

Editor’s note: Today’s column comes from Piet Canin, vice president of Ecology Action, a Santa Cruz-based non-profit that helps businesses, communities and individuals reach economic and environmental sustainability. An experienced cyclist who’s versed in 50 mile rides on his bicycle, … Continue reading

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Come one, come all to the MetroBase operations building groundbreaking Friday

If you are in the area of 1200 River Street around noon Friday, Oct. 26. There will be a little celebration going on and you are invited to join in. Santa Cruz Metro will break ground on the last of … Continue reading

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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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You don’t need a car to get to San Francisco

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Hi Ramona, love your column. You always seem to provide such helpful information, so I’m hoping you can help me! I’m wondering if there is any public transportation to get to San Francisco. There used to … 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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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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Money matters on the mind of the RTC

    Making do with less will be the topic up for discussion by the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission when it meets Thursday in the County Supervisor’s chambers at 701 Ocean Street in Santa Cruz.   The agency … Continue reading

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