Articles Tagged With ‘Transportation’




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Another View of the transportation sales tax hike

T. Keith Gurnee

OPINION by T. KEITH GURNEE Benjamin Franklin’s famous quote “The only things certain are death and taxes” seems incomplete. These days, it should be modified by adding “and tax increases.” Having read Gordon Mullin’s excellent piece taking on the Tribune... (Continue reading)

SLO County supervisors put sales tax on the ballot

UPDATE: Video of the confrontation between supervisors Adam Hill and Lynn Compton at the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisor meeting on July 19 at the bottom of the article. ORIGINAL: Following a brief argument between supervisors Adam Hill... (Continue reading)

Uber gets green light from SLO airport

San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport has announced it will allow tech-savvy transportation company Uber to drop off and pick up travelers. [KCOY] Uber will join taxis, shuttle buses and limousines as one of the ground transportation services operating at... (Continue reading)

Should California charge for driving on roads?

OPINION by JIM MADAFFER California drivers are bearing the burden of the state’s transportation funding crisis, with the average driver spending more than $500 a year to repair the wear and tear on their vehicle caused by bad roads. Gas... (Continue reading)

Nipomo woman thrown off scooter on Highway 101

A Nipomo woman suffered major injuries Sunday morning after her scooter collided with a car on Highway 101, according to the California Highway Patrol. Shortly before 8 a.m., Bettina Annette Williams, 49, was riding a 2012 Yamaha Majesty scooter southbound... (Continue reading)

Caltrans needs to go on a staffing diet

OPINION By SENATOR JOHN MOORLACH This year, the majority Democratic Party found new ways to spend the $6 billion to $9 billion in additional tax revenue, passing the largest state budget in California history. Funding to fix our roads and... (Continue reading)

Airline cuts flights from SLO airport in half

By KAREN VELIE The breadth of SkyWest Airlines’ changes at the San Luis Obispo Airport became a lot clearer this week with the airline cutting the number of flights coming into and out of the airport by more than half.... (Continue reading)

California district attorneys sue Uber

The district attorneys of Los Angeles and San Francisco counties have filed suit against Uber, the world’s leading smarthphone-based taxi service. [New York Times] The joint lawsuit alleges that Uber has misleading safety practices and mischaracterizes the extent to which... (Continue reading)

Pay TSA, keep your clothes on

Travelers can now pay the U.S. Transportation Security Administration $85 and avoid the hassle of taking off shoes and jackets and removing laptops from cases at airports. [KCOY] The TSA Pre-Check program currently allows select passengers to receive expedited screening... (Continue reading)

Majority of Californians want bullet train stopped

The majority of California voters want the high-speed rail project stopped, according to a USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll. [LA Times] Statewide, 52 percent of respondents to the poll consider the $68 billion bullet train project a waster of money... (Continue reading)



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