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The Unelected bureaucracies that keep us stuck in Traffic

The Unelected bureaucracies that keep us stuck in Traffic

. By Jackie Lavalleye Inadequate roads are leaving Californians stuck in traffic. According to a 2016 study by Inrix, a data company that specializes in traffic-related analytics, Los Angeles, California has the worst traffic in the United States. San Francisco takes the number three spot, and San Diego comes in number 14. In all, 17 California […]

Traffic deaths spike in California, U.S.

Traffic deaths spike in California, U.S.

By James Poulos Following a nationwide trend, traffic deaths in California have spiked, alarming analysts and prompting fresh questions about technological distractions like smartphones, and fueling debate over how policymakers can or should respond.  The news was relayed in a report by the National Safety Council. “The study shows that in California, traffic deaths rose 14 percent […]

Santa Paula: East Area 1 Progress Report and Planning Commission Un-Appointment

Santa Paula: East Area 1 Progress Report and Planning Commission Un-Appointment

By Sheryl Hamlin Mike Penrod of Parkstone Companies presented an update of the East Area 1 project. Click here for previous articles about this project. There was no presentation in the public packet, although Mr. Penrod spoke from one slide which was projected. The annotations have been added for this article. Mr. Penrod described the […]

School Traffic Safety Reminder for Fall 2016 Semester

School Traffic Safety Reminder for Fall 2016 Semester

Oxnard traffic impacted this afternoon – May 17th — Amgen Bike Tour

Oxnard traffic impacted this afternoon – May 17th — Amgen Bike Tour

Donlon Realignment now official with Ribbon Cutting

Donlon Realignment now official with Ribbon Cutting

Today was the official ribbon cutting across the realigned section of Donlon Road even though the reconfigured intersection of Highway 118 (Los Angeles Ave.)/Highway 34 (Somis Road) and Donlon has been open since March 2nd. David Fleisch, Ventura County Director, Transportation Dept, began the ceremony, which was held on the abandoned section of Donlon Road, […]

Simi Valley Council kicked the can down the road with the Proposed Car Wash on Cochran and Tapo

Simi Valley Council kicked the can down the road with the Proposed Car Wash on Cochran and Tapo

By Debra Tash On November 19th, 2014, the Sim Valley Planning Commission denied a Conditional Use Permit for a self service car wash with a 2,035 square foot building on a 1.83 -acre lot at the northwest corner of Tapo and Cochran.  It would have been located at the east end of the valley. The […]

Somis’ Donlon intersection: Breaking ground at long last

Somis’ Donlon intersection: Breaking ground at long last

By Debra Tash The County of Ventura officially broke ground on the Donlon/Highway 118 intersection.  They will be realigning Donlon Road, making the juncture a four way intersection instead of the dogleg which has contributed to gridlock in rural Somis.  David Fleisch,  Ventura County Public Works Transportation Director, opened the ceremony, saying, “This is has […]

POLITICALLY INCORRECT ZONE: Flexible hours vs Inflexible Traffic

POLITICALLY INCORRECT ZONE: Flexible hours vs Inflexible Traffic

I’m going to be a bit less political and discuss possible solutions to a local dilemma, which was brought up in the recent Thousand Oaks Candidates Forum session on May 9. At one point during the forum, candidates were asked about their proposed solutions to reduce local traffic congestion on and around Thousand Oaks Boulevard. […]

Caltrans greenlights bike lane expansion

Caltrans greenlights bike lane expansion

By James Poulos . Bending to legislative prodding from Sacramento, clinic California’s transportation bureaucracy has moved ahead with statewide plans to standardize and expand the Golden State’s bike lanes. Despite persistent criticism from bike-friendly advocacy groups like the Green Lane Project, Caltrans opted against such sweeping measures. In 2014, however, Democratic officials decided to change that: “Last […]

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