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Sunnyvale Killer Car Driver At Large

Sunnyvale police say suspected killer car driver Reina Robles may be trying to flee the country, after failing to find her despite locating her vehicle in Santa Clara on Friday. Police identified 55-year-old Robles as the suspected hit-and-run driver who struck and killed 73-year-old bicyclist Javad Hada at eastbound Central…

A Look Back: How SF Bay Bridge Spiraled to Over $6.5 Billion ($13 Billion with Interest?)

As Steve Heminger, the Executive Director of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission announced his retirement for next year, it’s important to look at one of the largest transportation related boondoggles in the United States over the last 3-5 decades. There is an excellent Oct. 13, 2015 citylab article entitled: From $250…

San Mateo County Boards Embrace Highway-Bloated $2.4-Billion Tax

San Mateo County transportation officials are now pushing a new 30-year, $2.4 billion sales tax increase dubbed “Get Us Moving” that is astonishingly similar to the county’s existing – and failing – 2004 Measure A sales tax. Decision-makers insist that this sales tax measure, bloated with as much as $600 million dollars…

SMCTA Highway Program Has $28 Million Surplus

The San Mateo County Transportation Authority (SMCTA) has received applications from only 5 of the county’s 20 cities for funds from the agency’s Measure A Highway Program this year. SMCTA issued a call for projects in October, announcing that $75 million is available for expanding or maintaining highways and major…

Holly/101 Interchange Cost Up $4 Million To $25 Million

Reconstructing the four-ramp full cloverleaf interchange at Highway 101 and Holly Street in San Carlos into a safer and higher-capacity partial cloverleaf has just become $4 million more expensive, according to an updated project budget approved the San Mateo County Transportation Authority (SMCTA)’s December 7 Board of Directors meeting. Cost…