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"When Texas expanded the Katy Freeway in Houston a few years back, the expectation was that making the massive road even wider would relieve traffic...more lanes simply invited more cars."

Highway expansions, aside from being massive tax dollar sinkholes, have been repeatedly shown to fail at their intended purpose: easing congestion. Without a comprehensive transportation plan, many of these cities, counties and states will in the future see themselves in the same hole they are trying to dig their way out of, only now holding a massive bill. 
A new U.S. PIRG report names names.
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While it may feel more affordable for consumers to drive more when gas prices go down, very few are aware of the costs associated with road maintenance, congestion and pollution. If cities hope to encourage a switch to more sustainable forms of transportation then the only way to do that is to make drivers feel the costs of driving on their wallet. The first step toward a more accurate receipt for consumers would be a long-overdue revision of the gas tax. 
At least on the surface, the big declines in gas prices we've seen over the past year seem like an unalloyed good. We save money at the pump, and we have more to spend on other things, But the cheap gas has serious hidden costs—more pollution, more energy consumption, more crashes and greater ...
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As much as legalization advocates like to claim that marijuana impairment is not as severe as alcohol's, it's pretty obvious that any amount of impairment is unacceptable when it comes to driving a car. The other point to note is that drunk driving in Colorado has not decreased since legalization, while marijuana-positive drivers in accidents have become more common. It's time for a massive outreach program by law enforcement focusing on prevention.
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When passenger trains are incapable of handling their typical routes, that's a signal that both funding and planning are seriously lacking. It should be no surprise that the northeast suffers from harsh winters, yet trains will break down if exposed to the snow. Federal funding for Amtrak should be sufficient for, and contingent upon, buying suitable engines for expected conditions. 
Even more than snow---which can be plowed, after all---extremely cold temperatures can wreak havoc on a railroad.
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The plans for a major part of the #BayTrail  across the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge are in development, but there are many misinformed opponents who threaten to derail the project. To make matters worse, a concurrent plan to add a third traffic lane to the lower level has stirred up deep emotions about urbanization and new development. 
Seeking to alleviate traffic congestion in Marin County, the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) is currently evaluating adding a third eastbound lane during peak hours and a bidirectional bicycle and pedestrian path on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. As the Bay Area (including Marin County) ...
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It may seem obvious that the lower gasoline prices dive, the more people will be on the roads. The less obvious result is that roads will be become much less safe for everyone using them. Simply by having more people on the road, the number of accidents will increase, but driver behavior is also affected. The cheaper the gas, the more erratic drivers become. 
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San Jose, we'll pay for your New Year's cab rides! Drunk driving leads to many crashes every year and this is our part of a much larger effort to save lives. Save a life, take a cab (on us).

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It was wonderful to see so many young students with an interest in law attend our summer program. This was our third year hosting students from all over the Bay Area in a week-long immersion into the practice of civil law. Thanks to all the participants and speakers who made this summer yet another success!
For the past three summers GJEL has hosted high school students for a week long “Introduction to Careers in Law.” Over the course of the week students are exposed to different aspects of the legal profession and offered the opportunity to hear from attorneys across a variety of specializations.
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Racial and economic disparities in transportation planning are so clear they can quite literally be seen on a map. Privileged suburban areas benefit from seclusion, but the residents still need to get to work in the city every morning. What has resulted are massive, polluting, and neighborhood destroying highways being laid down through the most impoverished inner city areas. It's time something was done in the name of transportation equality, and protected bike lanes are an excellent place to start. 
Michael Andersen blogs for The Green Lane Project, a PeopleForBikes program that helps U.S. cities build better bike lanes to create low-stress streets. Almost as soon as PeopleForBikes selected its first six Green Lane Project focus cities, we started hearing from their staffers that they ...
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Every conversation we have about car "accidents" leads us to separate people's actions from the consequences. The same goes for the dehumanization of describing a "car" hitting a "pedestrian" instead of talking about the person driving and person walking.
Safety advocates have a clear answer to when a crash is not a car "accident" — nearly always, and certainly any time it involved drinking and driving or distracted..
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The next decade of development in the Bay Area will be based around booming populations and safer, more reliable transportation. A holistic approach to getting people around will be the only way to avoid massive gridlock and billions lost in economic growth. 

"Express toll lanes, modern trains, buses that run faster and more frequently, protected bike lane networks and communities designed to give people more options to get around are the future." 
The Bay Area is not likely to see a boom in infrastructure. The goal is to build on our current system.
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What's important to note is that this is a rare instance where the law is keeping up with technology. Driverless cars are still very much in early development stages, yet there are already proactive measures by governments to allow much needed testing.
But even Google admits the technology still has a ways to go.
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Since 1972, GJEL Accident Attorneys have obtained recoveries for injured Californians in over 99% of our cases. We offer free consultations to anyone who's been the victim of an accident or suffered a personal injury of any kind.