TRAFFIC - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/TRAFFIC News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Letter: Bus driver has seen it all from bikers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58416415-82/bus-bikers-road-bike.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58416415-82/bus-bikers-road-bike.html.csp">Letter: Bus driver has seen it all from bikers</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T12:16:33.328-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 12:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Bicyclists should be as considerate as they want drivers to be to them. I drive a bus. We were told not to block the bikers’ lanes and give them at least three feet of clearance when passing. You know, a bus is pretty big. We do have to park, and we are limited where we can do that. It mostly has to be by the curb for pit stops or pausing to keep on schedule. Bikers need to realize and be aware. Because of traffic we often have nowhere to go to pull away from them. But here is the rub: they ha...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58416415@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:16:33 MDT Here are five things that will make travel quicker, safer for cars, bikes, walkers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58398131-79/cars-car-system-traffic.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58398131-79/cars-car-system-traffic.html.csp">Here are five things that will make travel quicker, safer for cars, bikes, walkers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM KRISHER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-15T16:51:50.981-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 04:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Detroit • Cellphones that warn drivers when people are crossing in front of them. Bicycles and cars that communicate with traffic lights. Sensors in cars that quickly alert other drivers to black ice, potholes or other hazards. A low-priced camera system that brings high-tech automatic braking to the masses. These life- or time-saving technologies were being shown off last week at the Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress in Detroit. Here are five smart things coming to your car in just ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583981312014-09-15T16:51:50.981-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-15T16:51:50.981-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58398131@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:51:50 MDT ‘Grand boulevard’ entrances off I-15 on SLC's wish list http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58407429-90/boulevard-capitol-lines-officials.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58407429-90/boulevard-capitol-lines-officials.html.csp">‘Grand boulevard’ entrances off I-15 on SLC's wish list</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-14T19:04:50.028-06:00">Updated Sep 14, 2014 07:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As a bus carrying the Salt Lake City Council and the Utah Transportation Commission exited Interstate 15 on the long 600 South viaduct, city leaders asked state officials to describe what visitors see at that main gateway into the state capital. “Billboards,” yelled out one. “Power lines, lots of power lines,” said another. “Railroad tracks.” They counted aloud seven crowded lanes of one-way traffic into a light industrial area. City Council Chairman Charlie Luke said the city’s other freeway en...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58407429@www.sltrib.com Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:04:50 MDT Kamrani: Utes, Cougars needed to play in 2014 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58409689-77/utah-byu-cougars-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58409689-77/utah-byu-cougars-state.html.csp">Kamrani: Utes, Cougars needed to play in 2014</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Kamrani</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-13T23:43:26.791-06:00">Updated Sep 13, 2014 11:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">There should be traffic. There should be traffic either off University Avenue in Orem or Center Street in Provo or off 600 South in Salt Lake City or off Foothill Drive out of Parley’s Canyon. There should be those silly flags rolled up into the backseat window and confusing license plates attempting to prod and demean the opposition. Instead of playing BYE this week, Utah should be playing BYU. Instead of having hosted Houston on Sept. 11, the Cougars should have hosted the Utes, letting the c...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58409689@www.sltrib.com Sat, 13 Sep 2014 23:43:26 MDT Detoured I-15 traffic tearing up little Utah highway http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58406969-90/davis-detoured-heavy-highway.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58406969-90/davis-detoured-heavy-highway.html.csp">Detoured I-15 traffic tearing up little Utah highway</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T22:46:03.2-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 10:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As Nevada floods closed down Interstate 15 traffic headed for Las Vegas all week, the detoured traffic has been tearing up State Road 56 between Cedar City and the Nevada border. “It wasn’t built to handle that kind of traffic. So it caused a lot of potholes and has been breaking up,” Jason Davis, operations director for the Utah Department of Transportation, told the Utah Transportation Commission on Friday. The highway became part of a 200-mile detour around flooded areas by connecting with U....</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58406969@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 22:46:03 MDT New, out-of-ordinary I-15 corridor study coming http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58406770-90/aggressive-front-metering-roads.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58406770-90/aggressive-front-metering-roads.html.csp">New, out-of-ordinary I-15 corridor study coming</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T22:46:03.269-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 10:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">State officials are launching a new study about how to handle burgeoning traffic along the Wasatch Front’s Interstate 15 corridor — but it will be quite different than old studies that looked mostly at adding new roads or widening old ones. This study will also look at reducing traffic by better coordinating with the area’s mass transit, biking and walking — and even changing land-development patterns to put more people near transit stations or to make neighborhoods more walkable. It will also ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58406770@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 22:46:03 MDT Tribune Photo of the Day - September 9, 2014 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsphotoblog/58396051-227/weather-traffic-photo-staff.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsphotoblog/58396051-227/weather-traffic-photo-staff.html.csp">Tribune Photo of the Day - September 9, 2014</a></h4> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-09T22:49:03.057-06:00">Updated Sep 9, 2014 10:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jeremy Harmon | The Salt Lake TribuneBrake lights are seen obscured by raindrops in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. Read more</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58396051@www.sltrib.com Tue, 09 Sep 2014 22:49:03 MDT 2017 model Cadillac will almost drive itself http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58386662-68/technology-vehicle-traffic-cadillac.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58386662-68/technology-vehicle-traffic-cadillac.html.csp">2017 model Cadillac will almost drive itself</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Keith Naughton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-08T07:28:31.832-06:00">Updated Sep 8, 2014 07:28AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Detroit • General Motors, the largest U.S. automaker, will introduce a Cadillac model in two years that can be driven on the highway without the driver holding the steering wheel or putting a foot on a pedal. The 2017 Cadillac model will feature “Super Cruise” technology that takes control of steering, acceleration and braking at highway speeds of 70 mph or in stop-and-go traffic, Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra said Sunday in a speech at the Intelligent Transport System World Congress in De...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58386662@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 07:28:31 MDT 91 people died on Utah roads this summer http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58343390-90/braceras-construction-crash-driving.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58343390-90/braceras-construction-crash-driving.html.csp">91 people died on Utah roads this summer</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T22:19:54.203-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 10:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The upcoming Labor Day weekend marks the end of the “100 deadliest days” of summer driving — and state highway officials openly hope that Utahns drive more safely this holiday than they have during the rest of the summer. “We haven’t done too well over these last 100 deadliest days,” said Carlos Braceras, executive director of the Utah Department of Transportation. “We had 91 fatalities so far, and that’s up by 18 from last summer,” a hike of 25 percent since Memorial Day weekend, he said. “Tra...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58343390@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:19:54 MDT Letter: Anyone responsible for California Avenue? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58319306-82/california-traffic-intersection-anyone.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58319306-82/california-traffic-intersection-anyone.html.csp">Letter: Anyone responsible for California Avenue?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T16:33:02.653-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 04:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Recently, as I was driving home from work, I witnessed another case where a driver, this time driving a semi-truck and trailer, got tired of waiting for sufficient space to pull his rig onto California Avenue. He did it anyway, causing other motorists to come to a violent stop to avoid the collision. This happens regularly at the intersection of Gladiola Street (3400 West) and California Raceway. On two separate occasions I have tried to find some entity that would claim responsibility for traff...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58319306@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:33:02 MDT Idaho man arrested after pointing gun at Missouri Interstate http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58316939-68/arrested-gun-interstate-platte.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58316939-68/arrested-gun-interstate-platte.html.csp">Idaho man arrested after pointing gun at Missouri Interstate</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T11:06:18.918-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 11:06AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Platte City, Mo. • The Platte County Sheriff’s Office and the Missouri State Highway Patrol say they arrested an Idaho man who witnesses said was pointing a gun at traffic along Interstate 29 north of Kansas City. Authorities say they have not received any reports of the man firing shots at traffic. Several witnesses reported seeing the man walking along the interstate with a rifle. KMBC-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1q03LSP ) the 46-year-old man was arrested Tuesday afternoon near the Tracy-Weston ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583169392014-08-20T11:06:18.918-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-20T11:06:18.918-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58316939@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:06:18 MDT Government wants future cars to talk to each other http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58309391-79/technology-vehicles-cars-vehicle.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58309391-79/technology-vehicles-cars-vehicle.html.csp">Government wants future cars to talk to each other</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOAN LOWY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-18T13:49:13.941-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 01:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Obama administration said Monday it is taking a first step toward requiring that future cars and light trucks be equipped with technology that enables them to warn each other of potential danger in time to avoid collisions. A research report released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that the technology could eventually prevent as many as 592,000 left-turn and intersection crashes a year, saving 1,083 lives. The agency said it will begin drafting ru...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583093912014-08-18T13:49:13.941-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-18T13:49:13.941-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58309391@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:49:13 MDT Expect new delays on Bangerter, U.S. 40 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58271943-78/bangerter-road-traffic-redwood.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58271943-78/bangerter-road-traffic-redwood.html.csp">Expect new delays on Bangerter, U.S. 40</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-07T20:45:11.75-06:00">Updated Aug 7, 2014 08:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Some new roadwork is expected to cause significant delays — and some big changes in traffic flow — on Bangerter Highway in Riverton and U.S. 40 in eastern Utah in coming days. As early as Tuesday, traffic will be shifted at the intersection of Bangerter Highway and Redwood Road in Riverton to accommodate construction of a new freeway-style intersection there, similar to one at 7800 South and Bangerter. Through traffic on Bangerter and Redwood still will be able to travel through the work zone. ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58271943@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 20:45:11 MDT Semi overturns, causes delays on westbound I-80 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58241879-78/delays-overturned-remims-semi.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58241879-78/delays-overturned-remims-semi.html.csp">Semi overturns, causes delays on westbound I-80</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-31T08:38:29.885-06:00">Updated Jul 31, 2014 08:38AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A semi-trailer truck overturned on Interstate 80 near Lambs Canyon early Wednesday afternoon, temporarily closing two westbound lanes and causing heavy delays in traffic. By 8:40 p.m., the delays had ended and traffic was moving smoothly. The truck overturned and landed on its side because its trailer brakes failed, said Utah Highway Patrol Lt. Dwayne Baird, adding that no one was reported injured in the single-vehicle accident. remims@sltrib.com Twitter: @remims</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58241879@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:38:29 MDT Letter: Small acts restore this mother’s hope http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215608-82/acts-hope-traffic-awesome.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215608-82/acts-hope-traffic-awesome.html.csp">Letter: Small acts restore this mother’s hope</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T17:13:01.963-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 05:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It’s easy to find reasons to vent, and there are days I feel like the world is against me and I want to do it, too. You know the posts that go like this: “Dear man at the traffic light who cut me off ... ” But in the past week, I’m reminded that people are generally good and that we’re all in this together. A clerk at Old Navy got down on her knees to comfort my little girl after she walked straight into a pillar, and a man stopped traffic and waved my awesome, tentative teenage driver into a ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58215608@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:13:01 MDT Road projects may delay Pioneer Day traveling http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58207407-90/udot-delays-lane-lanes.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58207407-90/udot-delays-lane-lanes.html.csp">Road projects may delay Pioneer Day traveling</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T21:10:44.705-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 09:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Some road work that has narrowed key freeways around the state could lead to delays over the upcoming July 24 holiday weekend. While actual road work will be suspended over the long weekend, the Utah Department of Transportation is urging travelers to allow extra travel time for expected heavy traffic on Wednesday evening and Sunday afternoon. Following is a list of some key restrictions: Interstate 80 in Summit County • It has been reduced to one lane in each direction between Wanship and...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58207407@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:10:44 MDT