CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 2002 |
Transportation officials on Tuesday announced their top options to alleviate congestion on the 101 Freeway: widening the roadway, double-decking to create carpool lanes and erecting an elevated rail line. Narrowed down from an earlier list of 12, one of the proposals--or some combination of the three--will become the final strategy. That decision could be made as early as December. "We have a good set of options going forward," said Laurie Newman, senior deputy for state Sen.
November 19, 1991 |
For four decades, the traffic lights along U.S. 101 in Santa Barbara have been California's ultimate stop signals. When the lights were red, they were the only thing between motorists and 435 miles of free-and-open ride up and down the venerable highway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. But when they were green, they seemed to stay green forever, and they divided Santa Barbara in two. Santa Barbara has learned to live with it.