Traffic backs up on the eastbound State Route 91 freeway near Corona in 2010. California’s heavy traffic, nearly a billion vehicular miles each day, has increased the need for maintenance on highways, and local roads and streets.
Traffic backs up on the eastbound State Route 91 freeway near Corona in 2010. California’s heavy traffic, nearly a billion vehicular miles each day, has increased the need for maintenance on highways, and local roads and streets. Bruce Chambers Associated Press file
Traffic backs up on the eastbound State Route 91 freeway near Corona in 2010. California’s heavy traffic, nearly a billion vehicular miles each day, has increased the need for maintenance on highways, and local roads and streets. Bruce Chambers Associated Press file
Dan Walters

Dan Walters

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Transportation, housing crises get short shrift in Legislature

September 22, 2016 07:00 PM

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Dan Walters’ column appeared in dozens of California newspapers. He joined the Sacramento Union’s Capitol bureau in 1975 and in 1981 began writing the state’s only daily newspaper column devoted to California political, economic and social events. In 1984 he moved to The Sacramento Bee, where his column ran until 2017.