Traffic crashes have tripled on Interstate 80 in North Sacramento since Caltrans made lane changes last month for major construction, according to California Highway Patrol data reviewed by The Sacramento Bee.

The Sacramento Transportation Authority is looking for applicants with finance or transportation planning backgrounds to fill two vacancies on the Measure A Independent Taxpayer Oversight Committee.
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Canadian safety investigators on Tuesday blamed a “weak safety culture” and inadequate government oversight for a crude oil train derailment last year in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, that killed 47 people.
With the Labor Day holiday weekend just up the road, Sacramento-area motorists continue to get a welcome break at local gas pumps. National price tracker GasBuddy.com, which surveys more than 700 regional gas outlets daily, said the average retail price of gas in Sacramento region fell another 3.4 cents over the past week to $3.79 a gallon.
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After years of financial struggles, Sacramento International Airport officials say they see clearer skies ahead.


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