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Winter Holiday Avoid DUI Campaign for Stanislaus County

Winter Holiday Avoid DUI Campaign for Stanislaus County

DUI Arrests Up

The Winter Holiday Anti-DUI crackdown has resulted in a significant number of DUI arrests from local routine traffic enforcement and special Avoid the 12 DUI deployments during the past several days in Stanislaus County.

From 12:01 AM Friday December 14, 2012 through Midnight Monday December 31, 2012 officers representing 12 county law enforcement agencies have so far reported the arrest of 122 individuals for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.  In 2011 115 DUI arrests occurred during the 2012 holiday campaign time period.

For the final night of the campaign all regularly scheduled traffic and patrol officers will focus efforts at stopping and arresting DUI drivers during their normal shifts through the weekend and the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 />CHP are deploying all available officers for their Maximum Enforcement Period ending midnight

Modesto Police Department Cracking Down on Driver Texting and Handheld Cell Phone Use

Modesto Police Department Cracking Down on Driver Texting and Handheld Cell Phone Use

The Modesto Police Department has teamed up with The California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the California Highway Patrol, and 36 other law enforcement agencies across the greater Sacramento region to eliminate motorists’ hand-held cell phone use and texting. The effort is a special federally funded pilot program using the region to test tactics that may be employed nationally in the future.

Beginning November 30 and lasting through December 9, Modesto Police Department will be out in force to issue tickets to drivers using hand-held cell phones or texting.  Nationally in 2010, 3,092 people were killed, and an estimated 416,000 others were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver.

Free MAX Bus Service for Thanksgiving Dinner

Free MAX Bus Service for Thanksgiving Dinner

Modesto Area Express (MAX) will provide limited bus service free of charge on Thanksgiving Day (November 22) to and from the Salvation Army Free Thanksgiving Dinner served at Modesto Centre Plaza. The bus service will be provided on the three routes shown at http://modestoareaexpress.com/announcements/.

Only one trip to the Modesto Centre Plaza will be made on each route at the times shown. All buses are scheduled to arrive at the Modesto Centre Plaza around 12:35 p.m. If a bus reaches passenger capacity enroute to the Modesto Centre Plaza, another bus will come back for those not able to board the first bus.

Buses will depart the Modesto Centre Plaza after the dinner at 2:30 p.m. and make one return trip for each of the same routes. Additional return trips will be made if all passengers cannot be accommodated on the first trip.

Transit Services Merger Approved in Stanislaus County

Transit Services Merger Approved in  Stanislaus County

Customers in Riverbank and Oakdale to see fares decrease

STANISLAUS COUNTY, CA – The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors has unanimously approved the merger of the Stanislaus Regional Transit (StaRT) which is the County’s transit system, with transit services provided by the Riverbank Oakdale Transit Authority (ROTA) in the Cities of Riverbank and Oakdale.  The approval by the Board came at their November 13, 2012 meeting and sets the stage for StaRT to begin operating Dial-A-Ride (DAR) services in the Cities of Oakdale and Riverbank.  

"The county transit agency can run the service at a lower cost and we will continue to look at ways to operate transit more efficiently for the community," stated Stanislaus County Board Chairman Bill O’Brien.  “In these tough economic times, it makes sense to find partnerships that can save money for the taxpayer.”

DUI Enforcement Operations Planned this Weekend

DUI Enforcement Operations Planned this Weekend

Modesto, CA - Officers from the Modesto Police Department’s DUI Enforcement Team will be deploying this weekend to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers in the Department’s ongoing traffic safety campaign. DUI Saturation Patrols will deploy on Friday, November 16, 2012 between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. and Sunday, November 18, 2012 between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. in areas with high frequencies of DUI collisions and/or arrests.

“The City of Modesto takes a very proactive approach toward DUI Enforcement,” said Sergeant Craig Breckenridge of the Modesto Police Department Traffic Unit. “This is a ‘Zero Tolerance’ crackdown so Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over!”

Virginia Corridor Trail Closed On Monday October 8, 2012

Virginia Corridor Trail Closed On Monday October 8, 2012

The Virginia Corridor Trail and Briggsmore Overcrossing between Granger and Bowen Avenues will be closed on Monday October 8 due to maintenance on the trail. Teichert Construction will be applying a hydroseed slurry mixture of native grasses and flowers to the open planter areas of the trail as a final part of their construction project. Crews will be onsite during the application of the slurry mixture, but access to the trail and alley will be restricted throughout the day and trail users are encouraged to take a break from their usual routine for the day. It is anticipated that the trail and overcrossing will be reopened Wednesday morning for use by bicyclists and pedestrians and that the grasses and flowers should begin to appear late winter or early spring.

Source: City of Modesto

City of Modesto Road Repairs

City of Modesto Road Repairs

 

PROJECT:

Paving El Vista Avenue between Scenic Drive and Edgebrook Drive

STATUS:

Work is in progress. Project completion is expected for Thursday, September 20th.

IMPACT:

El Vista Avenue will be reduced to only one lane of travel each direction between Scenic Drive and Edgebrook Drive. Traffic delays are anticipated. Lane closures and lane shifts will be in place.