Transportation Agencies to Host Community Meeting and Open House on Highway 101 Interchange Project
The public meeting will provide a firsthand opportunity to learn about upcoming construction
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the Sonoma County Transportation Authority (SCTA) will be hosting a Community Meeting and Open House on the Highway 101 Airport Boulevard Interchange and Windsor Sound Wall Projects. The projects, expected to officially break ground in late May or early June, will temporarily impact areas around the Fulton Road exit, Airport Boulevard and Hwy 101 in Central Windsor. The project is expected to be completed in late fall 2014.
Real-time Ridesharing Comes to SSU
WeGo Sonoma, a real-time rideshare pilot program, is rolling out at Sonoma State University as well as across Sonoma County. Using web and mobile technology, WeGo Sonoma will provide students, faculty and staff a convenient and affordable way to share rides through a social network that connects riders and drivers in real-time and in advance.
By Craig S. Harrison, SOSroads
About 80 people attended the Road Summit sponsored by Save Our Sonoma Roads (SOSroads) on the future of county road funding. They asked questions of county supervisors Shirlee Zane and David Rabbitt and Director of Public Works Phil Demery about the 1,180 miles of count roads that are not part of the primary road system. There are no funds to preserve the pavement on these roads, and the road department can only fill pot holes by shoveling asphalt onto the surface while the road base deteriorates year after year.
Winterizing your vehicle is important for safety, economy and reliability. Last year I wrote about some common winterization items. The biggies from last year's article include:
1. Make sure you can see out of your windows. Make sure your wipers are in good condition and don't streak or squeak. Consider applying a water repellant like Rainex to the windshield.
2. Rain makes it harder to stop quickly. Make sure tires and brakes are in tip-top condition.
3. It's got to start for you to get from Point A to Point B. You'll probably want your car to start – have your battery checked, weak ones don't like cold weather.