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Express Lane Speed Limit???

Does anyone know what the speed limit is on I680 along the Express Lane route? There is exposed and covered 65mph limit signs...

Original post made by Bill on Oct. 1, 2010
Last comment by Michael Leonard, on Oct 2, 2010 at 8:28 am | 2 comments | 1559 Views

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Express Lane or Turtle Lane

My question from an earlier posting was answered....whether the speed limit on the Express Lane route was 55mph or 65mph....

Original post made by Bill on Oct. 6, 2010
Last comment by Steve, on Oct 7, 2010 at 10:55 am | 3 comments | 1485 Views

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216 Years Till Breakeven

The 680 Express Lane was built under the assumption that the paying users of the express lane would pay for the improvements....

Original post made by Bill on Oct. 22, 2010
Last comment by Arroyo, on Oct 22, 2010 at 7:36 pm | 1 comment | 1128 Views

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Mary Hayashi vs Solyndra

Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi (D-Hayward) was on the news last night condemning Solyndra for letting all their employees go...

Original post made by Bill on Sep. 2, 2011
Last comment by Carl Marks, on Sep 4, 2011 at 8:59 am | 9 comments | 2251 Views

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Let'em Have It

Those that missed the One Bay Area workshops can make your feelings known on future growth/development in the Bay Area to...

Original post made by Bill on Feb. 9, 2012
There are no comments yet. 1383 Views

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Measure B Perpetual Tax

In 2000 Alameda County voters approved a 1/2% sales tax to fund transportation related projects. The revenue from this was...

Original post made by Bill on Jul. 26, 2012
Last comment by Tim H, on Jul 28, 2012 at 7:22 am | 7 comments | 2292 Views

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Who's Protecting Who?

At the end of this column is a listing of the TSA agents who were arrested within a year's time for heinous crimes against...

Original post made by Bill on Sep. 11, 2012
There are no comments yet. 2934 Views

AROUND TOWN

Almost 250 city of Pleasanton govt employees make > $100,000 per year!

Did you see the article in the Valley Times and the Herald regarding "Six-Figure Government Salaries Abound in the Bay Area"...

Original post made by Bill on Aug. 30, 2009
Last comment by Wake up People, on Sep 5, 2009 at 8:44 pm | 23 comments | 9359 Views

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DAY 2: 680 SOUTH TOLL LANE CRISIS CONTINUES

Day 2 of the new 680 southbound toll lane over the Sunol Grade was no better than the first. Without any accidents or roadwork...

Original post made by Bill on Sep. 21, 2010
Last comment by Michael Leonard, on Sep 27, 2010 at 10:52 am | 16 comments | 3476 Views

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Day 6 of 680 Southbound Toll Lane Crisis

Journal Entry September 27, 2010 I'm writing this in case I do not make it. My family and the world need to know how...

Original post made by Bill on Sep. 27, 2010
Last comment by Avoiding SB680, on Sep 29, 2010 at 8:34 am | 22 comments | 2057 Views

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Measure F Gets a "F"

Measure F is a $10 fee, if passed, that will be attached to every registered vehicle in Alameda County. The fee's intent...

Original post made by Bill on Oct. 25, 2010
Last comment by TOO BAD...it's NO, on Oct 25, 2010 at 6:58 pm | 1 comment | 1154 Views

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Help with looking for care homes

I have begun the process of looking for a care home for my Mother who is 60, but is suffering with the affects of Multiple...

Original post made by Bill on Oct. 10, 2011
Last comment by CeCe2, on Oct 10, 2011 at 3:27 pm | 1 comment | 1300 Views

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Northbound i680 HOV/Express Lane in Planning Process

CalTrans published in the SJ Merc yesterday a public notice indicating that they are in the planning stages of the i680 HOV/Express...

Original post made by Bill on Sep. 18, 2012
Last comment by ks, on Sep 21, 2012 at 3:45 pm | 2 comments | 1523 Views

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Stoneridge Drive extension opens ?

"Long-awaited, much-needed Stoneridge Drive extension opens Nov.1" It will open tomorrow? Any update? ...

Original post made by Bill on Oct. 30, 2013
Last comment by Bella, on Oct 30, 2013 at 8:41 am | 1 comment | 882 Views

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Metering Light is Causing Gridlock

Why is Caltrans allowed to turn on freeway metering lights when doing so causes gridlock on city streets? Today was the worst...

Original post made by Bill on Feb. 3, 2014
Last comment by Driver, on Feb 12, 2014 at 7:15 pm | 43 comments | 6490 Views

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Sunol Grade Storage Sheds

Michael, Gary Richards (Mr. Roadshow) wrote me an email and said that the sheds were built by Union Pacific and are used...

Original post made by Bill on Jul. 20, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Jul 21, 2014 at 8:55 am | 1 comment | 747 Views

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Challenge to the Mayor

Where viewscapes are negatively impacted by a proposed structure, cities often employ two ladder fire trucks to act as an...

Original post made by Bill on Jul. 21, 2014
Last comment by A Neighbor, on Jul 21, 2014 at 3:34 pm | 3 comments | 686 Views

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2 Cars Per Green Light

Mike Tassano - wondering why the signage for the metering light that controls traffic entering southbound i680 from Bernal...

Original post made by Bill on Aug. 27, 2014
Last comment by Map, on Sep 1, 2014 at 12:41 pm | 9 comments | 2293 Views

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4 Seconds versus 8 Seconds

Today was the first time I have seen the metering light at Bernal/i680 on a 4 second cycle. The fastest cycle time before...

Original post made by Bill on Mar. 2, 2015
Last comment by Bill, on Mar 3, 2015 at 12:33 pm | 4 comments | 1172 Views

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Bye Bye Metering Light

Don't want to condone destruction of property, but when I saw the metering light, at Bernal and southbound i680, busted in...

Original post made by Bill on May. 26, 2015
Last comment by Jtjh, on Jun 2, 2015 at 4:42 pm | 8 comments | 1004 Views
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