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Clogged diamond lanes mean carpoolers get little relief

As the Bay Area economy booms and the highways fill with traffic, there’s little relief — not even in the carpool lanes. More than half of the region’s nearly 400 miles of carpool lanes flow so slowly that they fail to meet federal performance standards.

San Francisco Chronicle

Report: Santa Rosa-area roads among worst in US for midsized communities

A new report ranks the Santa Rosa area as having the third worst roads in the nation among midsized urban communities, further underscoring what many motorists here already know with each jarring bump and rattle.

Press Democrat

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What We Heard: Your Comments From the Spring Open Houses

June 29, 2015

"What concerns you about the future of your community?" this board asks. (Photo by Karl Nielsen)

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Some 600 individuals participated in one of the nine Plan Bay Area 2040 open houses held throughout the region, or in the virtual open house on this website's Open Forum. Additional comments were received via email and mail. Read all of it on the "Your Comments" page!