Motorists on a portion of Union Road near Southside Road that was resurfaced with Measure G funds. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Transportation

Measure G funds on track to meet first projection

COG began collecting funds six months before the pandemic.

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Transportation

COG directors approve 2020-21 budget

Transportation agency sees increase of about $900K compared to last fiscal year.

The intersection of Highway 25 and Highway 156. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Transportation

COG directors delay Caltrans agreement to analyze Hwy 25 widening

Looking to stay within budget, the two transportation agencies conduct a value analysis of the project resulting in six potential alternatives.

Polk Street near City Hall in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Transportation

Study finds San Juan Bautista under-funding street maintenance

City scores 62 out of 100 on its pavement condition index.

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Transportation

COG members receive update on Measure G funding

Local street and road maintenance projects begin in spring.

Traffic being rerouted in July 2019 as Graniterock worked to repave a half-mile portion of John Smith Road. A realignment project has been delayed due to mitigation concerns with the California tiger salamander and fairy shrimp habitats. Photo by John Chadwell.

Transportation

County to use future Measure G monies on major roadways

Structural repairs are planned for Fairview Road, Shore Road, Buena Vista Road and San Benito Street; Supervisors want decision on two realignment projects.

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Business / Economy

COG to select members for Measure G citizens oversight committee

Updated after 5/16 COG meeting: Only one category left unfilled as directors ask staff to do outreach for a trade/labor representative.

Polk Street near City Hall in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

San Juan Bautista City Council approves list of road repairs

At its April 15 meeting, the San Juan Bautista City Council designated Muckelemi, Third and Polk streets as priority projects for pavement rehabilitation for next year’s budget. The council approved the list of repairs with a 4-0 vote. Councilman Dan De Vries was absent. The list is required to be submitted to the California Transportation

Polk Street near City Hall in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

San Juan Bautista City Council approves list of road repairs

City will combine Measure G and SB 1 funds for projects.

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COG seeks members for Measure G Oversight Committee

Local transportation agency now accepting applications for an 11-member citizens oversight committee to ensure Measure G funds are spent according to plan.

A portion of San Benito Street located between Southside Road and Union Road is part of the list of upcoming road repairs via SB 1 funds. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Business / Economy

Supervisors approve road projects for next fiscal year

Funds from SB 1 planned for improvements to Fairview, Union, Hospital, Buena Vista and Southside roads. Repairs range from resurfacing to filling potholes.

Local transportation agency issues update on future plans

COG works on implementation after voters approved Measure G last November.

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Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Why I think Measure G is essential to fix the roads

Mary Schneider says roads will get worse without local support.

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

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: On Measure G and the economy

Scott Fuller shares his reasons for supporting the upcoming transportation sales tax.

Provided by Greg Swett.

Government / Politics

COMMUNITY OPINION: Measure G and local highways

Greg Swett shares his thoughts on the proposed transportation sales tax and a VTA traffic analysis.