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2019-07-29Jul 29, 2019

FEMA Representatives Reviewing Flood-Damaged Roads - Russian River Water Quality -Newombudsperson – Alisha O’Loughlinfor the Lower River area -Changes in the Fifth District Office as Susan Upchurch retires and Leo Chyi takes her place. Join Sonoma Coast and Lower Russian River MAC meeting in Cazadero with Senator Mike McGuire on August 15.

2019-05-23May 23, 2019

Here in Sonoma County, we could really use some of that money, specifically to FIXCoast Highway One. Now there are TWO slides into the sea that require detours, bright lights, and one-lane passage. Last year CalTrans met with coast communities to discuss the proposed repairs, what EIRs would be required, where the new road would be routed, etc. In the meantime, there have only been bandaids to keep Highway from slipping further into the sea.

2019-05-21May 21, 2019

The demand for diverse ground transportation options has increased in Sonoma County as people use our airport more and more. Uber rides are accessible by a smartphone app that connects users to drivers within the vicinity. From there, the app makes it easy to select a car and driver, and pay through your phone. 

2019-05-19May 19, 2019

On Tuesday, May 21, the supervisors will consider approving the Sonoma County Department of Transportation and Public Work’s (DTPW) proposed list of roads to be improved during the 2020 and 2021 construction seasons. The roads to be repaired during the 2019 construction season were decided in September 2017.

2019-05-16May 16, 2019

Beginning Memorial Day weekend, kids ages 18 and under can ride for free on weekends and holidays through Labor Day, when accompanied by a paying adult. Weekend and holiday parking at SMART lots will also be free during this summer promotion. Explore the North Bay with the whole family on the SMART train!

2019-04-05Apr 5, 2019

On March 20, the City of Sebastopol launched a three-month 'Bus Buddies' program in an effort to help encourage ridership on Sonoma County Transit's Route 24. Overall ridership on the shuttle has already increased over 57% since free fares were announced last summer. The program aims to keep the momentum going, and ridership growing.

2019-04-04Apr 4, 2019

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors have approved funding to subsidize fares for all riders on Route 28, the “River Shuttle,” through June 30, 2020. The “Fare-Free” program is designed to make using local transit services easier and to encourage hop-on, hop-off, travel without the need to pay a fare.

2019-07-22Jul 22, 2019

The "tidying up" movement is the current rage, but Autumn was way ahead of the game, my game anyway.  The nugget was to unburden me in the physical sense, and it manifested with a download of tasks to perform. It started with cleaning the garage about five years ago. Following the next juicy urge, I bought a 30-foot RV and guess what?! My new bus feels chock-full of portableness.Stepping into it gives me goosebumps, chills, and waves of happiness.

2019-06-19Jun 19, 2019

Bring the whole family for a day outside of the house and you’ll find a car show a perfect way to get in some bonding time with your spouse or the kids. If you have a classic of your own, be sure to show her off when you enter her into one of the shows happening in and around the Sonoma County area. If you’re ready for a good time, these shows are where it’s at!

 

2019-06-08Jun 8, 2019

SMART will offer free rides on weekends and holidays for youth ages 18 and under, beginning Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. The summer pilot program lets youth ride free, when accompanied by a paying adult. There is no limit to the number of youth riders each adult can bring. Weekend and holiday parking at SMART lots will also be free during this summer promotion.

 

2019-06-03Jun 3, 2019

In the late 1800s and early 1900s the North Pacific Coast Railroad (NPCRR) carried passengers and freight from Sausalito to Cazadero, north of the Russian River. In 2019, the old NPCRR right-of-way exists as disparate sections of paved trail, dirt trail, and road – but someday the entire route could be linked together to create a continuous path: the NPCRR Heritage Trail. It would be a path through history and the beautiful, varied landscapes of Marin and Sonoma Counties. For Part 1 of our Heritage Trail exploration we traveled from Sausalito to Corte Madera. We start Part 2 at Menke Park in Corte Madera near the north portal of the Alto Tunnel, where a tranquil paved multi-use path, screened by trees and bushes, leads northward to Baltimore Park.

2019-06-02Jun 2, 2019

This article is the first in a series tracing the route of the old North Pacific Coast Railroad north to the Russian River and beyond. This railroad was a key link that helped shape the development of the North Bay. Today, its route represents not only a travel back through time, but a unique way to experience Marin and Sonoma Counties.  EcoRing, a green travel organization in the North Bay, advocates stitching together existing pathway segments and extending the route on publically owned portions of the original route to the Russian River.  For more information visit www.ecoring.org.

2019-05-28May 28, 2019

After months of suspense, two Sonoma County agencies have been awarded $660,000 to reframe the county's approach to pedestrian and bicycle safety efforts. The CalTrans funding will allow the Sonoma County Transportation Authority and Department of Health Services to join a growing number of jurisdictions across the country to launch a Vision Zero program, a means of reframing the way pedestrian fatalities and injuries are thought about and, hopefully, reduced.

2019-05-24May 24, 2019

With over 4 – 6 Million visitors traveling through Bodega Bay on Highway 1, sections of the road have deteriorated so much that, for the safety of motorists & bicyclists, two sections have immediately been reduced to a single lane. 

 

2019-05-23May 23, 2019

This is what we call GOOD NEWS. Some of the roads getting funds are considered escape routes for emergencies. We have learned from our own fires and floods, as well as from neighboring counties, the consequences of not having roads in good condition that lead people out of harm's way. We also know how important good roads are for our tourist industry that supports thousands of Sonoma County residents. There are MANY reasons to improve roads.

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