Sacramento Transportation News:
Californians expected to reduce holiday weekend air travel
Californians planning to travel over the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend will be watching their pennies ... and staying on the ground for the most part.
TTravelers make their way down a hallway to a security checkpoint at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta.
Sacto 911: Cell phone ticket numbers about the same but usage down in state
About 57,000 drivers were ticketed for handheld cell phone talking and texting during an April crackdown by the California Highway Patrol and other police agencies.
About 57,000 drivers were ticketed for handheld cell phone talking and texting during an April crackdown.. The average number of tickets handed out in a non-distracted driving awareness month is 36,000.
Lawmakers seek probe as doubts are raised on Bay Bridge opening
Elected officials voiced increasing doubts Monday about opening the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge as planned on Labor Day weekend, and asked for a formal investigation into state management of the massive construction project.
A panel reviewing issues connected to the troubled Bay Bridge construction project, shown during work last year, includes members who have or had profession or financial ties to the California Department of Transportation and Bay Bridge contractors.
State gas price stable as U.S. cost goes up
In a rare reversal of a long-standing trend, gas prices in the Sacramento area and throughout California remained stable last week while the rest of the nation saw a significant increase.
Corrosion plagues new Bay Bridge span
Experts say that while a total collapse seems unlikely, if Caltrans miscalculated corrosion estimates a major quake could cripple sections of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
Corrosion of steel tendons supporting the new BayBridge skyway running between Oakland and the suspension span could affect the structure's performance in a quake.