Articles Tagged With ‘Transportation’

SLO to spend extra $90,000 on new parking signs

The San Luis Obispo City Council approved a $91,500 increase in the cost of a parking sign replacement project at its October 4 meeting. City staffers told the council in July that the project would cost $11,000, but Parking Services Manager... (Continue reading)

NAFTA Truck Fiasco

OPINION By JOHN SALISBURY We really weaseled out on our part of North American Free Trade Agreement-1994 (NAFTA) which included a requirement that Canada, Mexico, and the United States allow full access to each country’s highways. Pressure from the trucking... (Continue reading)

Cell phone fines for drivers may increase

Legislation that would significantly increase fines for drivers who talk on cell phones or text was approved Monday and needs only Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature. [Chronicle] The bill, SB 28, also prohibits bicyclists from texting or talking on a phone,... (Continue reading)

Anonymous hacks into Bay Area Rapid Transit website

The amorphous hacker group known as Anonymous attacked a Bay Area Rapid Transit website Sunday in retaliation for BART’s decision to cut cell phone service to prevent a flash mob protest against San Francisco police. [San Francisco Chronicle] BART scrambled... (Continue reading)

Sen. Harry Reid: Save California’s high-speed rail project

As concern grows over costs for a high-speed rail system in California, and amid talk of scrapping the project, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday that abandoning the multi-million dollar venture would be “short sighted.” [San Francisco Chronicle] Speaking... (Continue reading)

SLO City Council increases parking fee

The San Luis Obispo City Council voted to officially amend four ordinances, allowing for significant increases in parking revenue. Residential parking permits, which remain a point of conflict between neighbors throughout the city, will now cost $10 each. Councilman Dan... (Continue reading)

Treasurer worried about high-speed train funding

California’s top financial official is warning that the numbers are not penciling out for the proposed controversial 800-mile bullet train system. [California Watch] State Treasurer Bill Lockyer says that the $45 billion rail system is brimming with “unanswered questions: about... (Continue reading)

No more free Sunday parking in San Luis Obispo

The San Luis Obispo City Council voted 5-0 Tuesday night to begin charging for Sunday parking downtown beginning July 1. [Tribune] On a second 5-0 vote, the council also agreed to raise the price of parking in the “core” downtown... (Continue reading)

Here comes $5 per gallon gas

As gasoline prices continue to increase, some experts are predicting the price could shoot up to $5 per gallon before the worst is over. [LA Daily News] The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular rose Monday for the... (Continue reading)

sloRecent U.S. Highway 101 upgrades in SLO County bring corridor needs into focus

By RICHARD KRUMHOLZ Caltrans has received some questions lately regarding a recently completed project in the south county. Meanwhile, motorists throughout the county are experiencing more frequent and often unpredictable delays along the US 101 corridor. While addressing this issue,... (Continue reading)