Hoping to reduce congestion on a 10-mile stretch of Interstate 80 in North Sacramento, Caltrans officials this week temporarily suspended a state law that requires large trucks to stay in the slow lane. The congestion problem arose over the weekend when crews temporarily reconfigured the eastbound lanes through Natomas, Del Paso Heights and Robla to make room for construction workers.

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Californians continue to strongly support their state’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gases – until they find out it involves higher gasoline prices, according to a new poll released Wednesday.
The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday proposed a two-year phase-out of older railroad tank cars used to transport crude oil, which have been involved in several serious derailments over the past year. Officials in California and Sacramento applauded the move by the federal transportation agency. But some local leaders say they want the federal government to be do more.
Bay Area Rapid Transit police have started enforcing a ban on sleeping, lying or sitting with legs stretched out at a busy downtown San Francisco station.
Weeks after downtown’s Fix50 freeway lane closures came to a merciful end, Sacramento commuters find themselves dealing with another freeway reconstruction headache – this one on Interstate 80 through Natomas.

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