The Pacifica Climate Committee says the county's "Get Us Moving" toll-lane proposal for Highway 101 favors the wealthy. PCC proposes a more democratic solution for public transportation. Click the op-ed above for details.
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Is there a California Highway Patrol coverage gap or overlap at Devil's Slide? Coastsiders want to know if it's a no-man's land?
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Proterra of Burlingame gets the $9.2 million contract.
San Mateo County Transportation Authority (SMCTA) has launched its Get Us Moving (GUM) campaign. Unfortunately, we cannot think of a worse acronym for a public transportation initiative. The word "gum" has all kinds of counterintuitive, negative connotations, especially in a transportation context. "Gum" connotes "stuck" and "sticky" as in "stuck in traffic" and "buses have chewing gum stuck on the floor and under the seats." Please take SMCTA's online survey, and give your honest feedback. Tell them that GUM is the dumbest acronym ever.
This study says north Pacifica is adequately served by SamTrans buses. Do you agree?
The Manor Drive overcrossing project is preparing a preliminary planning study to look at widening the congested overcrossing between Palmetto Avenue and Oceana Boulevard in Pacifica. (Source: San Mateo County Transportation Authority)
Caltrans has decertified the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) for the Calera Parkway/Highway 1 Widening Project and vacated the project. This marks the end of the road for the widening project. In the letter (click PDF link below) from Caltrans to the State Clearinghouse Office of Planning and Research, Caltrans says that it "decertified the FEIR and vacated the project approval on December 26, 2017.” This action is based on the City of Pacifica’s resolution requesting that Caltrans "abandon the proposed widening of Highway 1 and remove it from further consideration" and "the City’s clear communication that it will not be proceeding with sponsoring the Calera Parkway Project.” One of the alternatives that was strongly supported by widening opponents, the In-Sync intelligent traffic signal system (ITS), has recently been implemented.