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Suburbs become more bicycle friendly

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 15, 2013

Suburbs become more bicycle friendly

Many young Americans are driving less than in previous years, and cities are reacting by adding more options, including bike and pedestrian paths. So it’s no surprise that when the League of American Bicyclists released its latest list of Bicycle Friendly ...

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Long-life asphalt pavement: Red Bluff lessons

Contributed - Oct 07, 2013

Long-life asphalt pavement: Red Bluff lessons

Caltrans Senior Engineer Sean Shepard (I-5 Red Bluff job) and Caltrans Resident Engineer John Bailey (I-5 Weed job) share lessons learned on the Long-Life Asphalt Pavement Projects on Interstate 5. . . Editor’s Note: This is a web-exclusive piece to complement “Long Live ...

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Not so fast: Police disable stolen truck with GPS

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 03, 2013

Not so fast: Police disable stolen truck with GPS

Police used a GPS tracking device to track a stolen vehicle and disable it during a high-speed pursuit. When the authorities tried to pull the stolen truck over, the two Santa Maria, California, men -- Jacob Valdez, 23, and Joshua Valdez, ...

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MAP-21: The good, the bad and the lessons learned

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 30, 2013

MAP-21: The good, the bad and the lessons learned

With reauthorization less than a year away, many agencies are thinking about ways lawmakers can improve the new federal bill. Four American Public Works Association (APWA) Transportation Committee members joined last month at the APWA Congress and Exposition in Chicago, Illinois, ...

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AASHTO announces Faces of Transportation photo contest winners

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 27, 2013

AASHTO announces Faces of Transportation photo contest winners

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) announced Thursday that two photos of workers at the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge won the Grand Prize and the People's Choice Award in the association’s Faces of Transportation photo contest. A ...

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10 Highways American Drivers Hate

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 26, 2013

10 Highways American Drivers Hate

Most drivers dislike something about driving, whether it’s a long commute, traffic congestion, seemingly unfair traffic lights, numerous potholes or a number of other aspects. Jalopnik readers have spoken up about highways they hate. The auto-focused website asked earlier this week, ...

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Oakland Bay Bridge: Open Again—and Finally Done!

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 05, 2013

Oakland Bay Bridge: Open Again—and Finally Done!

The main thoroughfare to get across the bay from San Francisco to Oakland, California, had been completely closed since Wednesday, August 28, so the final touches could be finished on the new 2.2-mile span from Oakland to Yerba Buena Island ...

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Weirdest U.S. Driving Laws

Lauren Heartsill Dowdle - Sep 02, 2013

Weirdest U.S. Driving Laws

Don’t run red lights or stop signs. Stay on your side if there are double lines. These are all laws we know and hopefully abide by – but what about these crazy rules? Many states have outlawed texting while driving. But ...

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The Golden State or the Traffic State?

Lauren Heartsill Dowdle - Aug 28, 2013

The Golden State or the Traffic State?

Think your state has the most traffic? If you live in California, you’re right. And if you live anywhere else, you really don’t even come close to the Golden State. California has the three busiest interstates in the country, according to ...

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Top 5 Cities for Electric Cars

Lauren Heartsill Dowdle - Aug 26, 2013

Top 5 Cities for Electric Cars

Some of the cities on this list are probably obvious, but I was surprised about a few of the cities on this “Top 5” list from Clean Technica. Here are the five cities where you’re most likely to see someone charging ...

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ARTBA’s TransOvation workshop to focus on impacts of driverless cars, new technologies

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 12, 2013

ARTBA’s TransOvation workshop to focus on impacts of driverless cars, new technologies

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) will host the Dr. J. Don Brock TransOvation Workshop at the San Jose Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, California, October 28-30. The workshop, themed “Where Technology Meets the Road,” will feature ...

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California DMV creates self-driving car regulations

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 24, 2013

California DMV creates self-driving car regulations

California’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is working to create regulations for self-driving cars like the vehicle Google is developing, according to a report from KFSN-TV. Governor Jerry Brown last year signed a law allowing the vehicles to operate in the ...

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