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Transportation Poll: Placer County sales-tax hike vote would fall short
Thursday Aug 27 2015
Placer County voters can’t drive 66.66. That’s the two-thirds vote the Placer County Transportation Planning Agency would need to capture at the ballot box to put it o ...
Placer County roads ready for half-cent sales tax funding infusion?
Wednesday Aug 26 2015
A laser focus on developing financial resources for 30 years of transportation infrastructure projects will yield some estimates on public support at today’s Placer County Tr ...
North Auburn school move concerns city leaders
Friday Apr 17 2015
The relocation of a child care center into a regulated municipal airport zone is getting pushback from Auburn officials, who have concerns about safety and incremental encroachment ...
Gas prices low, but at what cost?
Friday Jan 23 2015
Motorists may be enjoying the low gas prices, but a sustained price drop at the pumps could wreak havoc on California’s struggling infrastructure. For the state’s alre ...
Placer County faces bleak transportation funding future
Thursday Dec 04 2014
Dwindling state and federal funding sources are leaving many counties in a lurch when it comes to keeping up with their region transportation needs. In Placer County, like many ot ...
Placer supes, staff jetting to D.C. for annual federal lobbying trip
Thursday Feb 06 2014
Two Placer County supervisors and three top staffers are making a pilgrimage to Washington, D.C., to huddle with Capitol officials next week on current and future federal funding a ...
Survey says Placer opposes transportation sales-tax hike
Thursday Jun 27 2013
Placer County’s transportation funding gap is not likely to be filled by a voter-approved sales-tax increase, the Placer County Transportation Planning Agency board was told ...
Placer’s regional transportation strategy to be discussed
Monday Jun 24 2013
With financial resources for new projects apparently exhausted, Placer County’s transportation planning body will be looking Wednesday at what residents’ priorities are ...
Second Auburn rail round-trip loses steam
Sunday Apr 14 2013
Auburn’s chances of having another round-trip between the city and Sacramento added to the Capitol Corridor rail system have suffered a major blow. The Placer County ...
I-80 expansion lanes open
Monday Oct 31 2011
The third and final phase of the Interstate 80 expansion project is nearly complete, which should end the infamous Roseville bottleneck for good, officials say. All lanes opened ...
Auburn to see second passenger train?
Tuesday Oct 18 2011
Local agencies are hoping to enhance one of Auburn’s commuting options. The Placer County Transportation Planning Agency along with the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority a ...
I-80 project nears finish
Saturday Sep 24 2011
By Toby Lewis gold country news service For the first time in more than a decade, commuters and motorists may soon think about the famous Roseville bottleneck as a thing of the p ...
I-80 construction plans raising funding concerns
Sunday Mar 07 2010
Construction plans to improve the Interstate 80/Highway 65 interchange are raising concerns. One of the concerns is funding which could be diverted from other construction projec ...
Riders want to stop train station vandalism in its tracks
Monday Jun 01 2009
A vomit stain isn’t quite the “welcome to Auburn” sign train riders and officials had in mind for the station. However, the stain is there, along with evidence of other sma ...
I-80 nightly truck, bus escort begins
Monday Apr 13 2009
Less than a week into its rehabilitation of Interstate 80, Caltrans is now escorting trucks through a detour after a semi tipped over on the route. The Get Across 80 campaign, whi ...
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