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How to pay for Sacramento meters remotely

The city's new parking meter app lets you pay for more time on meters using your smart phone. Previous time limits will no longer apply at a select group of meters around the Crocker Art Museum. The zone for extended time meters will be phased in around the Central City.

Transportation

Sacramento RT draws red line against loiterers, fare cheats

Sacramento’s transit agency is painting red lines around its light rail stations – an effort to keep out fare cheats and loiterers without building walls and turnstiles. Five stations now have red lines on the pavement, designating station boundaries. Guards have begun approaching people at those stations asking to see their ticket. If the person doesn’t have one, guards require them to buy one immediately at a ticket machine or leave the red-lined area.

Transportation

Benicia City Council delays decision on oil trains

The Valero Refining Co. for several years has been seeking city approval to build a rail track and oil-loading station at its Benicia refinery, which would allow it to begin receiving oil shipments on two 50-car trains a day. The refinery currently gets crude oil via marine vessels and pipelines.

Business & Real Estate

Niello’s Alfa Romeo store opens in Sacramento

The Niello Co.’s Italian plan for Sacramento is now in place. The Sacramento-based auto dealership chain recently opened its Niello Alfa Romeo dealership at 2535 Arden Way. It’s the only Alfa Romeo store in the area, and for the 106-year-old brand it’s the first time in about 40 years that the Italian automaker’s brand is being offered at a certified Alfa store in Sacramento. The venerable Italian brands of Maserati and Fiat also are under the Niello ownership umbrella.

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How to pay for Sacramento meters remotely

The city's new parking meter app lets you pay for more time on meters using your smart phone. Previous time limits will no longer apply at a select group of meters around the Crocker Art Museum. The zone for extended time meters will be phased in around the Central City.
Tony Bizjak The Sacramento Bee
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How to pay for Sacramento meters remotely

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Sacramento RT security chief explains decision to paint train stations red

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