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April 27, 2018

By PATRICK MCGREEVY and LAURA J. NELSON - State officials announced Thursday that $2.4 billion from increases in the gas tax and vehicle fees will be spent on dozens of transit projects, including work to prepare Southern California for the 2028 Summer Olympics.

The ann...

By Michael Cabanatuan - Some of the Bay Area’s biggest transportation projects — BART to downtown San Jose, express lanes on the Peninsula and the widening of the Novato Narrows on Highway 101, and a new train-control system for BART — scored big in competition for sta...

April 22, 2018

Steven Hernandez, Greg Pettis and Dana Reed - Should a handful of California politicians be able to stop local progress?When Go. Jerry Brown closed the funding gap for road and highway safety improvements, Coachella Valley cities benefited. Here are some examples:

Coach...

April 18, 2018

Editorial Board - Last year, legislators and Gov. Jerry Brown agreed to increase taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel, and to impose new and bigger fees on vehicles, to help build and maintain the state's transportation infrastructure. To win support from tax-wary Republi...

April 12, 2018

BY TONY BIZJAK - On a rainy morning two years ago, a Federal Express truck slid across three lanes of Interstate 5, vaulted the center divider and smashed a pickup truck, killing an Elk Grove man.

The crash set off alarm bells at Caltrans.Tests showed some portions of I...

March 30, 2018

BY BRIAN P. KELLY - Along 119-miles in the Central Valley, more than 1,700 men and women are working to create the nation’s first high-speed rail system. Despite the challenges that come with any major infrastructure project, work is progressing, structures are being b...

March 21, 2018

BY LINDSEY HOLDEN AND NICK WILSON - A fix is on the way for the deadly Cholame "Y" intersection on Highway 46 thanks to $261 million in state transportation money that was approved Wednesday to repair roads and improve infrastructure in San Luis Obispo County.

The Calif...

February 15, 2018

By GEORGE SKELTON - President Trump's infrastructure proposal isn't worth much. And what it is worth for California, the state's Republican delegation in Congress is trying to destroy.

That's the irony. More precisely, it's cynical politics outweighing needed public wor...

February 15, 2018

By PATRICK MCGREEVY - Motorists on the 605 Freeway may have recently noticed their ride getting smoother when they pass through El Monte — at least state officials hope they have.

Three months after the state began collecting an extra 12 cents per gallon in gas taxes, o...

December 12, 2017

BY LISA RENNER -  California’s new gas tax hike to fund billions of dollars worth of overdue road repairs has only been in effect for a little over a month but Republicans are already trying to overturn it.

On Nov. 1, Senate Bill 1, signed by Democratic Gov. Jerry...

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