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California Department of Transportation

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  • A poll on toll lanes

    A poll on toll lanes
    On some issues, there are very few or no "pro" letters to balance out the "con" ones. Take, for example, the Los Angeles Unified School District's iPad program. Since it was unveiled this year, I could perhaps count on my fingers the number of letters we'...
  • Judge blocks use of state bond money for California bullet train

    Judge blocks use of state bond money for California bullet train
    In a major legal blow to the California bullet train, a Sacramento judge ruled Monday that the project cannot tap bonds that voters approved for construction, a decision that could cause indefinite future delays. Superior Court Judge Michael Kenny...
  • 405 toll lane flap: O.C. officials support adding one free lane

    405 toll lane flap: O.C. officials support adding one free lane
    Orange County transportation officials are recommending the addition of at least one free lane to the 405 Freeway, but are leaving enough wiggle room for a possible second lane. A committee for the Orange County Transportation Authority voted 6-2,...
  • Cold snap blamed for homeless deaths, road closures, citrus losses

    Cold snap blamed for homeless deaths, road closures, citrus losses
    California's winter weather is being blamed for the deaths of four homeless people, the closure of major roads and serious losses for citrus farmer in the middle of a harvest. The cold snap, part of a nationwide chill caused by a cold front from the...
  • Scouting out Malibu beaches? Get 'em on the phone

    Scouting out Malibu beaches? Get 'em on the phone
    When environmental writer Jenny Price first began scouting for ways to get to Malibu's beaches, she drove up and down Pacific Coast Highway but did not spot a single sign pointing "this way to the beach." Shrubbery obscured stairway openings. "Private...
  • Hollywood skyscrapers too close to earthquake fault, opponents say

    Hollywood skyscrapers too close to earthquake fault, opponents say
    Los Angeles officials have asked the developer of a controversial Hollywood skyscraper project to conduct a new round of seismic tests to determine whether the project's towers could be at risk in an earthquake. At the same time, state officials are...
  • Eight injured in big rig crash on 60 Freeway; lanes closed

    Eight injured in big rig crash on 60 Freeway; lanes closed
    Eight people were injured — including one person who was airlifted to a hospital by helicopter — when a big rig collided with other vehicles on the eastbound 60 Freeway in Diamond Bar on Wednesday morning. California Highway Patrol Officer...
  • Truck that crashed, caught fire was carrying 8,500 gallons of gas

    Truck that crashed, caught fire was carrying 8,500 gallons of gas
    A tanker truck that overturned and caught fire Saturday morning, closing a portion of the northbound 5 Freeway, was carrying 8,500 gallons of gasoline, fire officials said. A sizable amount of the "burning river of fuel" made its way into storm drains...
  • More lanes reopen after fiery tanker crash near 2, 5 Freeways

    More lanes reopen after fiery tanker crash near 2, 5 Freeways
    The connector road taking traffic from the southbound 2 Freeway to the southbound 5 Freeway reopened early Monday morning after crews repaired some of the damage caused by a tanker truck fire, Caltrans officials said. The northbound interchange...
  • CHP reopens all lanes on 5 freeway following tanker fire

     CHP reopens all lanes on 5 freeway following tanker fire
    All lanes on the 5 and 2 freeways near downtown Los Angeles have been reopened after a huge fuel tanker fire over the weekend, the California Highway Patrol said Tuesday morning. The only closure still in effect is the transition between the...
  • Part of 5 freeway to reopen, but tanker fire caused major damage

    Part of 5 freeway to reopen, but tanker fire caused major damage
    Caltrans announced that two lanes of the northbound 5 Freeway will reopen later this afternoon for the first time since a tanker truck fire at the freeway’s junction with the 2 Freeway on Saturday. But officials said they are still not sure when...