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Mailbag: Santa Rosa’s parking surveillance SUV; travel time signs

Questions from Road Warrior readers: Santa Rosa’s parking surveillance SUV What is that police car that drivers around and has all the cameras and surveillance equipment on it and has Parking Enforcement on its sides. Are we supposed to believe that vehicle patrols parking spaces? Just curious. Kurt [...]

By | February 22nd, 2013|3 Comments

Car-pool hours even on holidays

It's Thanksgiving, and you're driving to a relative's house for turkey dinner. If you're going by yourself, stay out of the car-pool lanes during car-pool hours. Yes, car-pool lane hours are in effect Monday through Friday regardless if Thursday happens to be Thanksgiving or if another holiday falls on one [...]

By | November 21st, 2011|18 Comments

Bay Area annual pothole report

Roads maintained by Sonoma County no longer are the worst in the Bay Area -- they're second worse. In its annual pothole report, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission reported today that the county roads last year had a pavement condition index of 45, which is rated as poor. But [...]

By | June 22nd, 2011|4 Comments

Fewer car pooling in Sonoma County

As Highway 101 is being widened in Sonoma County to add a car-pool lane during commute hours, the number of commuters car pooling has dropped, according to Census Bureau data. The bureau's American Community Survey of 2006-2008 found 26,176 workers car pooled, down from 28,283 in the 2000 Census. The [...]

By | February 10th, 2011|4 Comments