Tag Archives: RTC

Unkempt sidewalks, Mission Street gridlock meet readers’ ire

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Who is responsible for the sidewalk in front of Cafe Sparrow in Aptos? It is in terrible shape. I use a walker and it is very difficult to enter the restaurant from the adjacent parking lot. … Continue reading

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Hwy 1 auxiliary lanes project update, electric vehicles workshop

Concrete will be poured on the top deck of the new La Fonda Bridge beginning at 7 a.m. today. The mixing trucks will begin pouring on the ocean side of La Fonda but will not need to work from the … Continue reading

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Seeking local traffic, travel information in one place

Dear Street Smarts, Q: We are still waiting after three-plus years as to when electronic signs will be updated with pertinent information. Bob Zimway via the Street Smart Blog A: Right now, those signs are used to give information such … 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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Hwy 1 auxiliary lanes project involves more than freeway construction

Recently, Street Smarts updated the progress being made during the Highway 1 auxiliary lanes project. While gathering information on the congestion relief project, I learned it has helped ease traffic around schools affected by the project. Below is my interview … Continue reading

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Hwy 1 auxiliary lanes project ramps up

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Several weeks ago, I wrote to you to ask the status of the Highway 1 construction project between Morrissey Boulevard and Soquel Avenue. I mentioned it seemed to be going slowly. Since then, I have gone … Continue reading

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First community meeting for proposed ‘rail trail’ is Monday

Monday marks the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission’s first workshop to gather public input into the recently released Draft Master Plan for the Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail Network project. The workshop is 6-8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26 at … Continue reading

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‘Right on Track’ celebration Nov. 17

Editor’s note: Today’s column comes from Karena Pushnik, senior transportation planner and public outreach coordinator for the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission. Today she’s pleased to announce festivities surrounding the purchase of the Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line. Join … Continue reading

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Help plan the ‘rail trail’

Editor’s note: Today’s Street Smarts offering comes from Cory Caletti, Senior Transportation Planner/Bicycle Coordinator for the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission. In her piece, she tells of the RTC’s want for public input regarding the potential use of the … Continue reading

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County flexes muscle on rogue utility contractor

Dear Street Smarts, Q: What is Intren? At about 3 p.m. one recent Sunday afternoon, it took me 37 minutes to crawl from Rodeo Road for the six-tenths of a mile to 41st Ave. The basket trucks blocking the right … Continue reading

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