The Charger locomotive, built in Sacramento by Siemens, has speed that exceeds original requirements along with a greener environmental profile. Many of the engines soon will be pulling trains along Amtrak routes in the Pacific Northwest.
A multimillion-dollar resurfacing job on the Highway 50 bridge over the Sacramento River has failed – mysteriously, officials say – and will have to be scrapped and replaced this summer at three times the original cost.
Residents of Sacramento, West Sacramento and Davis soon can rent a bike on the sidewalk with a tap of their smart phone and leave it a few blocks or miles away at a street rack when done. Local officials on Thursday, April 20, 2017, said they will sign a deal with Social Bikes, known as SoBi, an international bike-share, to bring a fleet of cycles to city streets starting next month. Here's how the program will work.
El Departamento de Transporte del estado dijo que las cadenas se requerían el jueves por la mañana en las montañas sobre Interstate 80 y Highway 50. Dave Wood, el superintendente de mantenimiento de la región de Donner Pass-Sutter / Sierra, advierte a los conductores que manejen lentamente en la Sierra.
The state Department of Transportation said chains were required Thursday morning in the mountains on both Interstate 80 and Highway 50. Dave Wood, Caltrans' maintenance-area superintendent for the Donner Pass-Sutter/Sierra Region, warns motorists to drive slowly in the Sierra.
A 26-foot box truck, which swerved to avoid another vehicle, crashed over the freeway embankment on northbound Highway 99 just past the Broadway exit in Sacramento, causing traffic problems for several hours on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.
Caltrans gave YouTube viewers a front-row seat in this May 2016 video as District 10 maintenance crews clear highways cut through steep and narrow mountain passes. Caltrans maintains three mountain passes: Sonora in Tuolumne County, and Ebbetts and Monitor in Alpine County, Snow and ice must be shoved off the road, rocks and debris must be removed, brush has to be cut back and sometimes 300-ton boulders must be blasted before the highway is safe for public travel. These passes typically close in the fall, and Caltrans begins clearing the passes in April.
On Tuesday, the Transportation Security Administration tweeted a video on how closely TSA officers can pat down airport travelers when questions about security arise. The video posting comes a week after a controversy raged on the internet and in the media about a boy in t-shirt and shorts who was closely searched at a Texas airport. A mother said she and her special needs son were “treated like dogs” at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport when an officer closely patted down the boy. Jennifer Williamson videotaped the hands-on search of her son, Aaron, who appears to cooperate. She then posted the video to Facebook where was viewed millions of times. A TSA statement said approved procedures were followed to resolve an alarm on the passenger’s laptop.