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RTC hosts ‘Smoother, Safer Streets Workshop’ July Thursday

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission invites the public to attend a Smoother, Safer Streets Workshop 4-6 p.m. Thursday, July 12 in its conference room at 1523 Pacific Ave. The workshop will discuss a proposed ballot measure that would … Continue reading

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Reader sought radio, email traffic alerts during truck incident

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Three communication outlets were not discussed in your article either of which would have saved me an hour wasted in trying to travel from Capitola to the west side of Santa Cruz just after noon that … Continue reading

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Hwy 1’s Soquel/Morrissey auxiliary lanes project could break ground February 2012, RTC says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Is the Soquel Avenue to Morrissey Boulevard Auxiliary Lanes Project on hold or is it going to go forward? Do you know where one would find updates on the status and schedule? Thanks, Joe Bacon, Live … Continue reading

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Sidewalk safety coming to forefront countywide

Editor’s note: Today’s column comes courtesy of Karena Pushnik, senior transportation planner for the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission. During the next few months the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission’s (RTC) Pedestrian Safety Work Group will be conducting … Continue reading

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New state law aimed at reducing congestion not applicable in Santa Cruz County, yet

A new congestion management law that went into effect in California Jan. 1 may not apply to Santa Cruz County. Aimed at reducing the number of vehicles on the road, the law gives countywide transportation agencies the authority to charge … Continue reading

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RTC holds public hearing regarding the use of round two of transportation stimulus funding

     The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission will hold a public hearing at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 4 to discuss how to use $12 million in transportation funding from the state and federal government.      “The RTC is eager to … Continue reading

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Ten years of being ‘Safe on 17’

Travelling the winding curves of Highway 17 between Santa Cruz and Santa Clara counties is much safer than it was 10 years ago. “I’ve been driving Highway 17 since I was 16-years-old,” said Mark Stone, district five county supervisor and … 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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