On Tuesday morning, tens of thousands of commuters will face a major challenge when Caltrans closes three lanes of Highway 50 downtown for its much-anticipated Fix50 rehabilitation project. The Sacramento Bee’s transportation reporter answers frequently asked questions.

Zipcar, the Boston-based company that bills itself as the world's largest car-sharing provider, has added Sacramento International Airport to its list of U.S. airports with Zipcar services.
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Employers up and down the U.S. Highway 50 corridor say they are girding for the weeks of freeway work ahead, offering additional shuttles and free transit passes, vanpools and telecommuting, and information on alternate routes.
Caltrans officials have ordered a contractor to tear up a new lane that had just been poured on Interstate 80 in Natomas as part of a carpool lane expansion project.
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Hundreds of interstate highway fatalities have been prevented in multiple states by relatively inexpensive safety devices that were not in place at the site of a fiery bus-truck collision last week in California that killed 10 people.


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