Val Miftakhov and the Dornier 228 aircraft. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Transportation

Tech company creating the future of aviation

ZeroAvia makes Hollister Airport one of its testing grounds for clean aircraft engines.

Santa Cruz Land Trust Executive Director Sarah Newkirk, California Secretary of Natural Resources Wade Crowfoot and Santa Cruz County Supervisor Bruce McPherson. Photo courtesy of Caltrans District 5.

Environment / Nature

Wildlife crossings at highways bringing safer travels for all in San Benito County

Projects in Santa Cruz and Pacheco Pass reconnect habitats and reduce animal-vehicle collisions.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

News Release

Planned Highway 101 road-related work

Motorists should expect a moving lane closure from April 25-29.

First Street Roundabout. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Transportation

San Juan Bautista roundabout on First Street near completion

The city is also looking for ways to decrease truck traffic through town.

Highway 101 from the Betabel exit. Photo by Robert Eliason.

News Release

AMBAG receiving $300k for freight study

The study aims to establish a framework for maintaining the economic health of freight-dependent industries while also improving livability and the environment.

Trucks on Highway 156. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Transportation

Highway 156 widening project delayed until August

Roundabout construction at Highway 25/156 is also delayed until May 9.

News Release

Construction of roundabout at 25/156 to begin May 9

The project is expected to be completed in April 2023.

Concept drawing of the high-speed rail. Image courtesy of California High-Speed Rail Authority.

Transportation

High-Speed Rail Authority releases EIR for San Jose-to-Merced section

Document will be reviewed on April 20 and 21.

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

News Release

County Express to hold virtual public meeting March 15

The community meeting is part of the outreach effort for updating the Authority's Short Range Transit Plan.

Traffic from Highway 101 merging onto Highway 25. File Photo.

Transportation

Reports highlight traffic issues on Highway 25

Data comes from Caltrans and the Valley Transportation Authority studies.

Hollister Fire Department blocking Fairview Road March 1. Photo by Leila Sadeghian.

News

Los Banos man killed in collision at Fairview Road

A CHP investigation of the accident is underway.

Highway 25 between East Street and Tres Pinos Road. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Transportation

Two San Benito County areas among state highway beautification projects

Caltrans gives $312 million to improve 126 public spaces across California.

Highway 101 near the Betabel Road exit. Photo by Noe Magaña.

News Release

Caltrans unveils policy on road safety

Agency hopes to reach zero fatalities and serious injuries and state highways by 2050.

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

Transportation

Turbo roundabout project aims to reduce collisions

Caltrans says unique design will help drivers navigate the intersection of Highways 25 and 156 more safely.

Riding bicycles. Photo courtesy of COG.

Transportation

Caltrans District 5 releases Active Transportation Plan for the Central Coast

Several highway segments in San Benito County earmarked for improvement for cycling and walking.