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Will Marin or Solano commuters pay Highway 37 tolls, and how much? Hard work begins on details after approval

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State transportation officials that gave the green light last week for a new toll on State Route 37 have now paved the way for more direction.

The approval provided on May 17 was a simple go-ahead by the California Transportation Commission to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the regional agency tasked with planning, financing and coordinating transit in the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area.

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CA: Santa Rosa made city buses free to students in July. The program appears to be a success

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Dec. 25—As Santa Rosa CityBus seeks to maintain public transit during the ongoing pandemic, student passengers are giving ridership a boost after the city made travel free for students through their senior year of high school.

The program, a one-year pilot, so far seems to be a success, according to transit officials, marking a rare bright spot in a dark time for public transportation.

Overall, the bus system was at 61% of it ridership before the pandemic by the end of November, Yuri Koslen, Santa Rosa City Transit Planner, said in a Dec. 15 interview. The bright spot is that youth ridership exceeded pre-pandemic levels by roughly 20% in October and 27% in November, Koslen said.

Paid for by grants from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District’s Transportation Fund for Clean Air, Santa Rosa began one year of free bus trips for students up to the 12th grade on July 1.

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Sonoma County Government: Regional Parks Launches Shuttle Between Santa Rosa And Russian River Beaches.

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July 7, 2021

For Immediate Release

New service provides weekend transportation for summer visitors.


The weekend shuttle service is part of a larger effort to lessen traffic impacts at Steelhead and Sunset beaches, where lots often fill by mid-morning. As a low-cost alternative to individual car trips, the shuttle is intended to improve beach access on busy Saturdays and Sundays and help alleviate traffic congestion and parking violations in river neighborhoods.

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