Carma carpool program launches new app

Sonoma County transportation officials this week launched a new version of an online app that brings commuters together to share rides.

By | March 7th, 2014|1 Comment

App for carpoolers in Sonoma County

Sonoma County is part of a pilot program for a new online app called Carma, which allows drivers and passengers to link up and share rides.

By | February 6th, 2014|0 Comments

Most Sonoma County commuters drive solo

Three of every four drove themselves to work in 2012, and only 2 percent used public transportation.

By | September 25th, 2013|0 Comments

4 ways to improve driving

Happy new year! Here's a New Year's resolution from the Road Warrior to help us all on the road: --Be smart with cellphones. People must go hands-free while using their cellphones while driving. Almost always the driver I encounter who's having trouble maintaining speed or staying in his/her lane is [...]

By | January 1st, 2013|26 Comments

Mailbag: Alerting DMV to problem elderly drivers; carpool lanes; Barnes Road

Here's a question from a reader: Is there a place to anonymously alert someone about an elderly driver who should no longer be driving? The answer comes from DMV spokeswoman Jessica Gonzalez, who pointed us to the DMV website where there's a form you can fill out and send in [...]

By | September 7th, 2012|7 Comments

CHP boss sounds off on cellphone, texting, carpool violators

Drivers on their cellphones and drivers illegally using carpool lanes are among the two biggest gripes of Road Warrior readers. So with CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow dropping by the Petaluma police station last week to hand out traffic safety awards to the officers there, we asked him about [...]

By | August 15th, 2012|26 Comments

Extended carpool lanes opening in Marin

Caltrans this week opened a new southbound carpool lane on Highway 101 in Novato and in a couple of weeks plans to open a northbound carpool lane there. Both are signs that the widening of  101 from northern Marin County to northern Petaluma is inching along, although closing the carpool [...]

By | July 25th, 2012|13 Comments

Mailbag: Towing and illegally driving in carpool lane; cost of tickets

Here are some questions from Road Warrior readers: Question: I am not sure if these questions have come up yet but I saw two instances on 101 that have me confused.  I saw a 4-wheel-drive truck towing a beautiful big boat in the carpool lane and then later that afternoon, [...]

By | July 20th, 2012|4 Comments

Answers to your Caltrans questions

Here are answers to some of the questions readers posed last week for Caltrans: --When will the section of freeway in Cotati change from a 55-MPH zone to a regular 65 zone? Anthony Caltrans officials said once crews finish putting the final paving and striping on Highway 101 there, they'll [...]

By | June 6th, 2012|3 Comments

Big changes coming on Highway 101

The widening of Highway 101 is about to take some big leaps forward. --This week, weather permitting, Caltrans says, construction crews will begin the final paving of 101 from Rohnert Park Expressway to Petaluma Boulevard North, doing the work overnight to limit traffic delays. Northbound work is scheduled [...]

By | June 3rd, 2012|7 Comments