Placer County Transportation Planning Agency

No ad hoc committee concerning charter city in sight

Residents will have a chance to discuss whether or not they want Auburn to be a charter city, but just how the city will go about doing that was a topic of debate Monday night. In ...

Another View: Amgen Tour events filling the calendar

I can hear John Ruffcorn now. “People, we have 72 days to go,” the Auburn Police captain would say. “The clock is ticking, let’s get to work.” Step inside the war room of ...

I-80 ‘hot lane’ takes back seat

The new trend in freeway design won’t be coming to Placer County anytime soon. The Placer County Transportation Planning Agency studied and ultimately shot down a proposal that ...

I-80 construction plans raising funding concerns

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 ...

Another View: 2009: Protecting taxpayers and delivering transportation improvements in Placer County

2009 has been a tough year. How often do you hear someone in government say that taxpayers got more for their money? Well, if you live in Placer County, you did in terms of transpo ...

Riders want to stop train station vandalism in its tracks

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

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 ...

Placer eyes stimulus funds for Roseville bottleneck

Placer County transportation officials are trying to find a way to make Joe Barilari’s life a little easier a little sooner. Barilari, a trucker from Los Angeles, passed through ...

Creek Walk raises students’ awareness of littering’s impact

Area elementary school students saw firsthand Thursday the impacts littering and trash have on Auburn’s waterways and the environment. Dozens of students participated in the Cit ...