Roadshow: It takes me 15 minutes to get to I-880, and I can see it from my house

Anda Chu, Bay Area News GroupBART-related construction has been going on in Fremont for several years. Q Warren Avenue in Fremont is still not open. Combined with Grimmer being reduced to one lane westbound, Mission Boulevard all torn up and looking like a bobsled ride, Dixon Landing reduced to one lane each way, Warm Springs north to ... Read More→

Roadshow: Big rig rules of the road

Q Two days in one week I've seen big rigs eastbound on Interstate 580 between Pleasanton and Livermore in the third lane from the right. What gives? Aren't they only allowed in the two right lanes? Traffic is bad enough in that area without a slow-moving, fully loaded car carrier.Marilynn LauseLivermoreA And ...Q When I started driving, ... Read More→

Roadshow: Big rig rules of the road

Q Two days in one week I've seen big rigs eastbound on Interstate 580 between Pleasanton and Livermore in the third lane from the right. What gives? Aren't they only allowed in the two right lanes? Traffic is bad enough in that area without a slow-moving, fully loaded car carrier.Marilynn LauseLivermoreA And ...Q When I started driving, ... Read More→

Roadshow: Big rig rules of the road

Q Two days in one week I've seen big rigs eastbound on Interstate 580 between Pleasanton and Livermore in the third lane from the right. What gives? Aren't they only allowed in the two right lanes? Traffic is bad enough in that area without a slow-moving, fully loaded car carrier.Marilynn LauseLivermoreA And ...Q When I started driving, ... Read More→

Roadshow: Readers sound off on Highway 237 problems

Gary Reyes, Mercury News Express toll lane on eastbound Hwy 237 at Zanker Road in San Jose, Calif. Q There are plans to extend BART from Fremont into San Jose. I read somewhere about Caltrain running from Newark to Menlo Park. Neither provides any improvement to conditions on Highway 237. Is there any plan to run a BART or Caltrain line ... Read More→

Roadshow: Big rig rules of the road

Associated Press Westbound on Interstate 80 in Berkeley.Q Two days in one week I've seen big rigs eastbound on Interstate 580 between Pleasanton and Livermore in the third lane from the right. What gives? Aren't they only allowed in the two right lanes? Traffic is bad enough in that area without a slow, fully loaded car carrier.Marilynn ... Read More→

Roadshow: Gator season on California highways

AP Photo/Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Willis KnightTread dangles from a blown-out tire. Q It's alligator season again! As the weather gets warmer, it seems that exploded tire debris on the freeway increases around this time of year. How long does it take Caltrans to get the mop-up crew out to remove dangerous pieces of rubber off the ... Read More→

Roadshow: A mom sets a good pay-it-forward example

APJumpstarting a snowbound car near Sioux Falls, S.D.Q Back when the toll for crossing the bridges was $1, I would often pay for the car behind me. It happened to me once and it was such a nice feeling I wanted to share that feeling over and over.So when my daughter was younger we would go out for a meal. More than once I would pay the ... Read More→

Roadshow: No bridge crossing without FasTrak? What about tourists?

Bay Bridge toll plaza, 2007. (Ray Chavez/The Oakland Tribune)Q When the toll takers go away, will it really be illegal to cross bridges without FasTrak? What about out-of-state visitors? What about a family coming down from Redding for a day in The City? ... How is that supposed to work? Will everyone driving into California be stopped at ... Read More→

Roadshow: Running into freeway signs, metering lights, ladders

Bay Area News GroupCleanup after a spilled load of wood near Orinda, 2013. Q Driving up Highway 101 toward San Francisco recently, I had to swerve around a ladder in the road about a mile north of SFO. I immediately flashed back to an incident I had a few weeks earlier on Interstate 280 just before the Winchester Boulevard exit in which I ... Read More→