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New Caltrans Video Claims Widening 5 Freeway Is Good for Air, Congestion

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In this new promotional video, Caltrans District 7 inexplicably proclaims that widening a stretch of the 5 freeway in southeast L.A. County will “reduce congestion” and “improve air quality.” The video, shown at Metro’s board and committee meetings recently, further boasts about “better safety” and how outsized new bridges over the freeway will each “dwarf the […]

California Says It Is Committed to Increasing Biking, Walking

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CalSTA, the state agency that oversees all state transportation departments including Caltrans, is committed to improving conditions for transit, biking, and walking, according to its Deputy Secretary for Environmental Policy and Housing, Kate White. “Thirty percent of all trips in California are less than a mile,” said White, testifying at a legislative hearing yesterday in […]