TRAFFIC - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/TRAFFIC News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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 University of Utah study: TRAX reduces car traffic http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58147365-90/400-500-corridor-development.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58147365-90/400-500-corridor-development.html.csp">University of Utah study: TRAX reduces car traffic</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="2014-07-03T21:56:25.885-06:00">Updated Jul 3, 2014 09:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A new University of Utah study shows, for the first time, that adding a light rail line along a busy street in a growing area may not merely hold down future traffic growth, but can even reduce volume to below initial levels over time. The study looked at effects of TRAX on 400 and 500 South in Salt Lake City, and “is the first study to document important effects of light rail transit on traffic volumes,” said Reid Ewing, a professor of civil and metropolitan planning and lead author. “Since th...</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> 58147365@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Jul 2014 21:56:25 MDT Rendell & Dow: Stuck in traffic? Blame a gridlocked Congress http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58146263-82/traffic-american-average-stuck.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58146263-82/traffic-american-average-stuck.html.csp">Rendell & Dow: Stuck in traffic? Blame a gridlocked Congress</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Ed Rendell</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Roger Dow</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> For The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-03T17:48:34.94-06:00">Updated Jul 3, 2014 05:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">America’s chock-a-block with landmarks, beaches, and mountains — if you can reach them. If you’re traveling this weekend, you’ll inevitably face mind-numbing congestion, flight delays and rail interruptions. And our headaches are going to get dramatically worse if Congress doesn’t tackle infrastructure modernization. The Highway Trust Fund — which pays for our nation’s roads, bridges and highways — is about to run out of money. Here’s why: The Trust is funded by the federal gas tax, set at 18.4 ...</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> 58146263@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:48:34 MDT