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Editorial: Breaking through gridlock, Highway 101 project moves forward

By   /  Friday, January 31st, 2014  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Breaking through gridlock, Highway 101 project moves forward

The only thing that feels slower than the drive on Highway 101 from Ventura to Santa Barbara at 8:30 a.m. on a Monday morning is the process of getting the last bits of the four-lane road along the way widened.

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Editorial: Caltrans should consider Plan B for Montecito 101

By   /  Friday, January 11th, 2013  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Caltrans should consider Plan B for Montecito 101

With Highway 101 widening plans for the South Coast moving forward at a steady pace, a group of area residents has begun pressing an alternative for a stretch through Montecito. Called Common Sense 101, the group makes persuasive arguments for area officials to ask Caltrans to carefully review its plan to undertake a radical remaking Read More →

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Editorial: Montecito, a rebuilt 101 would benefit you too

By   /  Friday, May 4th, 2012  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Montecito, a rebuilt 101 would benefit you too

Deal with it. That’s our advice to the citizens of Montecito, that exclusive community which now faces the “horror” of a plan to add one additional car pool lane in each direction on Highway 101 from Casitas Pass Road in Carpinteria to the recently widened exits at the far eastern border of the city of Read More →

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Editorial: Highway 101 upgrades a big boost for business

By   /  Friday, March 30th, 2012  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Highway 101 upgrades a big boost for business

Up next is a series of multi-year projects that will create a bigger and better 101 for decades to come.

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Editorial: Commute relief on the way, finally

By   /  Monday, October 18th, 2010  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Commute relief on the way, finally

Speaking of cars (see accompanying editorial), there are entirely too many of them traveling Highway 101 between Santa Barbara and Ventura every morning and evening. Estimates have put the number of daily commuters as high as 20,000, and the hours they spend stuck in traffic are a significant drain on the region’s economy and quality Read More →