County Express bus at a Fixed Route stop. Photo provided by COG.

News Release

Local transportation agency releases public survey

Survey is available from through Oct. 29.

Built when cattle were driven through town, Sally Street will undergo traffic calming to slow down speeders. Photo by John Chadwell.


Hollister to install traffic calming measures on two city roads

Study found that motorists exceed speed limits by at least 10 mph.

A County Express bus crossing San Benito Street. Photo by Noe Magaña.


On-demand service from County Express offers Uber-like transportation.

Hollister residents can use an app to schedule pick-ups.

Rapid 568 bus at a bus stop. Photo provided by VTA

News Release

More routes and faster bus trips from Gilroy to San Jose announced

VTA says the Rapid 568 can cut down transportation time on this route from the Gilroy Transit Center to downtown San Jose 33%.

PG&E crews working near the Highway 156 and Union Road intersection. Photo by Noe Magaña.


PG&E 95% done with utility relocation on Hwy 156

The project, which includes placing a new transmission pipeline, is part of the $106 million highway widening effort.

PG&E crews were still working along Sunnyslope Road the morning after the Sept. 27 crash disrupted power to over 800 homes. Photo by John Chadwell.

Police / Fire

Car crash on Sunnyslope Road causes power outage to 834 residents

The accident location is the same where a pedestrian was killed on June 20.

Motorists on Highway 25 waiting on the light signal. Photo by Noe Magaña.


New ‘turbo’ roundabout planned for 25/156 intersection

Key feature includes raised dividers to prevent motorists from changing lanes.

The section of McCarthy Street between Alvarado Street and Chappell Road is one of the six streets to be repaired. Photo by John Chadwell.


Hollister council approves $625K bid for road rehabilitation

Gilroy-based McKim Corporation will make pavement upgrades to portions of five Hollister roads.

A truck turns on Highway 156 at the intersection with Highway 25 where Caltrans proposes a roundabout. Photo by Noe Magaña.


Hwy 25/156 roundabout included in $1.4 billion California transportation allocation

$12 million will go toward improving safety at the Hollister intersection.

There are 128 miles of centerline streets in Hollister that cost the city $3 - $5 million annually to maintain. Google Earth photo.


Study finds 42% of Hollister roads in good condition but repairs to cost millions

City manager says up to $5 million is needed annually to keep streets and alleys in their present condition.

The 12-month pilot program will involved 50 Bird scooters being placed around Hollister. Photo courtesy of Bird Rides.


Hollister council approves year-long pilot program for electric scooters

After receiving guarantees to cover potential liabilities, members OK bringing a minimum of 50 electric scooters downtown.

Highway 25 between San Felipe and Briggs Road. Photo by Noe Magaña.

News Release

California makes $1.18 billion transportation investment

San Benito County awarded $5 million for two projects.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

News Release

Lane closure at Hwy 101

One moving lane closure scheduled for June 28-30.

The 101/25 interchange was built in 1988 and meant to be temporary. When the new project is completed it will have taken 38 years. Google Earth photo.


VTA lays out plans for 101/25 interchange

Construction of the $100 million project is expected to begin in late 2023.

San Benito County Official Seal. Courtesy of San Benito County

News Release

San Benito County Resource Management Agency moves forward on three road projects

County also set to resume $6.6 million Hospital Road project.