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Highway and Road Transportation

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  • In L.A., anything but a crack response to tree-buckled sidewalks

    In L.A., anything but a crack response to tree-buckled sidewalks
    When I asked for a list of all the claims filed against the city of Los Angeles by people who have tripped and injured themselves on city sidewalks, I didn't realize I might throw my back out just lifting the document. OK, a slight exaggeration. But the...
  • Port Authority controversy runs deeper than Christie bridge scandal

    Port Authority controversy runs deeper than Christie bridge scandal
    TRENTON, N.J. — With a hot sun bearing down, Gov. Chris Christie grasped a ceremonial shovel and dug into a patch of dirt where a new park would bloom in a blighted area of Newark. To his right, holding another shovel, was Bill Baroni, then...
  • U.S. regulators plan car-to-car communications to prevent accidents

    U.S. regulators plan car-to-car communications to prevent accidents
    The Department of Transportation will push the development of a short-range radio system aimed at stopping crashes by allowing cars to exchange basic facts about speed and direction to other vehicles as fast at 10 times a second. Called vehicle-to-...
  • Auto safety regulators move toward vehicle-to-vehicle communication

    Auto safety regulators move toward vehicle-to-vehicle communication
    Cars of the future will know when they're about to get hit — and how to speak up about it. U.S. auto safety regulators on Monday took the first steps toward mandating that automakers build cars that talk to one another. They would speak in short-...
  • Salt shortage: States find it tough with winter storms, icy roads

    Salt shortage: States find it tough with winter storms, icy roads
    In the middle of a brutal winter, states throughout the country are grappling with a new crisis, a shortage of rock salt to melt ice on roadways. Here's a look at what's being done to combat limited supplies. What's the big deal about salt? Although...
  • 405 Freeway closures through Sepulveda Pass planned this weekend

    405 Freeway closures through Sepulveda Pass planned this weekend
    What's more complicated than Carmageddon and could seriously mess with the flow of Angelenos' long Presidents' Day weekend? It's Jamzilla. That's the monster-evoking moniker that transportation officials have adopted for the 405 Freeway lane closures...
  • Long Beach mother wants memorial to slain daughter to stay put

    Long Beach mother wants memorial to slain daughter to stay put
    It began with fresh flowers, but the bouquets quickly withered. So Graciela Fernandez planted a vine that grew long enough to wrap around a wrought-iron heart staked in the ground. She added ribbons of pink and white to the chain-link fence. One day she...
  • 'Jamzilla': Two lanes reopen on 405; heavier traffic expected today

    'Jamzilla': Two lanes reopen on 405; heavier traffic expected today
    Two of five northbound lanes on the 405 Freeway closed during "Jamzilla" reopened to commuters early Monday morning, officials said. The two lanes -- from Mulholland Drive to Ventura Boulevard -- reopened at 5:24 a.m., said California Highway Patrol...
  • Jamzilla: Northbound drivers on 405 encountering longer delays

    Jamzilla: Northbound drivers on 405 encountering longer delays
    Northbound traffic continued to move steadily at midday Saturday on the 405 Freeway over the Sepulveda Pass, but motorists were encountering longer delays Saturday as they merged from five lanes to two lanes through the highway’s closure area that...
  • Jamzilla: Traffic on the 405 Freeway is light -- so far

    Jamzilla: Traffic on the 405 Freeway is light -- so far
    So far, so good. Traffic on the 405 Freeway in the Sepulveda Pass was light early Saturday on the first full day of Jamzilla. Most or all lanes of the busy northbound side of the freeway will be closed throughout President’s Day weekend for road...
  • Jamzilla: Traffic moving smoothly on 405 Freeway at Sepulveda Pass

    Jamzilla: Traffic moving smoothly on 405 Freeway at Sepulveda Pass
    With a load of furniture for his daughter, John Barbieri of San Pedro headed north  on the 405 Freeway on Saturday morning for the first leg of a trip to San Luis Obispo. Traffic moved well past Los Angeles International Airport, and he decided to try...