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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 2007 | From Times staff reports
A Trabuco Canyon man was killed early Tuesday when the car in which he was riding, driven by his daughter, hit a center divider and burst into flames on the Riverside Freeway. Scott Wesley Turner, 55, died at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Anaheim after the 12:30 a.m. accident just west of Imperial Highway. His 25-year-old daughter, whose name was not released, was taken to UCI Medical Center in Orange for observation, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 2, 2007
The cost of using the Riverside Freeway's Express Lanes during peak hours rose 75 cents Monday. The toll, which last rose in February 2006, is $9.25 from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursdays and from 3 to 4 p.m. Fridays. The Orange County Transportation Authority's policy is to raise prices when it tracks 3,200 or more cars in one direction during the same hour in any six of 12 consecutive weeks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Bees stirred up by a traffic accident attacked motorists, police and firefighters along the eastbound lanes of the Riverside Freeway in Corona on Wednesday, sending two firefighters to the hospital after they suffered allergic reactions to the stings, a fire official said. The bees' hive was tucked into a wooded area west of the Main Street exit when a Chevrolet pickup veered off the freeway and slammed into the area. The driver of the pickup was stung as he ran up a hill to the freeway.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 2005 | Dan Weikel, Times Staff Writer
Ending a long-standing rift with Orange County over transportation policy, Riverside County officials Wednesday unanimously adopted an array of recommendations to reduce congestion on the Riverside Freeway. The 30-member Riverside County Transportation Commission gave priority to widening the 91 by up to four lanes from Interstate 15 in Riverside County to the Costa Mesa Freeway in Orange County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 2005 | David Reyes, Times Staff Writer
Widening the 91 Freeway within five years to ease massive congestion won approval Monday from Orange County's transportation agency. But the work, costing up to $680 million, is not likely to stop there. The agency also agreed to continue studying controversial proposals for elevated lanes down the median of the existing highway, or alongside it, and a tunnel between Orange and Riverside counties through the Santa Ana Mountains.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 2005 | Dan Weikel, Times Staff Writer
A strategy to unclog the Riverside Freeway emerged Friday after 18 months of talks when policymakers recommended widening the existing road and continued study of an elevated highway and a tunnel through Cleveland National Forest. The advisory panel of elected officials from Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties, however, eliminated from consideration a proposed highway that would run parallel to the 91 from Interstate 15 to the Foothill-Eastern tollway.
OPINION
August 14, 2005
The Aug. 10 article on Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway's refusal to go along with plans to upgrade the Riverside Freeway is just a sidebar to a potentially catastrophic regional transportation issue that has yet to be addressed. In October 2002, a Southern California Assn. of Governments report predicted the "total breakdown" of freight and passenger rail services in the region by 2010 unless $4.5 billion is spent on upgrading or constructing new tracks for trains carrying goods from our local ports.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 2005 | Dan Weikel, Times Staff Writer
The nation's second-largest railroad has rejected a proposal to build an elevated expressway over its tracks near the busy Riverside Freeway, complicating efforts to develop a new transportation corridor between the Inland Empire and Orange County. Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway officials said Tuesday the construction of a highway over their right of way through Santa Ana Canyon could disrupt operations on the company's main line that serves the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 2005 | Dan Weikel, Times Staff Writer
Transportation officials identified four possible alternatives Friday for easing traffic between Orange and Riverside counties, including boring a tunnel through the Santa Ana Mountains. The policy-making committee of elected officials from Riverside and Orange counties also voted to continue studying three other alternatives: widening the Riverside Freeway, overhauling Ortega Highway in south Orange County and building two elevated highways adjacent to the Riverside Freeway.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 2005 | David Reyes, Times Staff Writer
An elevated, six-lane expressway incorporating a high-speed rail line was among a dozen suggestions to ease Riverside Freeway congestion that were presented Friday to regional transportation officials. The ideas -- including a tunnel through the Santa Ana Mountains -- are part of an effort by the Orange County Transportation Authority and the Riverside County Transportation Commission to relieve traffic on one of the state's most congested corridors.
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