Coronavirus: Shelter in place speeds up several major Bay Area transportation projects

Nearly everyone in the Bay Area is sticking close to home during the coronavirus shelter in place, which has left the region’s roadways unusually empty and sped up typically congested commutes for the relatively few people still on the road.

Caltrans is also taking advantage of the empty lanes, accelerating everything from guardrail installation and pothole plugging to big projects that typically tie up traffic for weeks or months. BART, which is stopping its trains hours early each night, is also taking advantage of the shelter-in-place slowdown by speeding up work to revitalize the region’s rail system.

The goal for these agencies is to get construction work done before the Bay Area reopens and congestion starts to return.

“This is getting a lot of talk in Caltrans and BART and other agencies as well,” said Randy Rentschler, spokesman for the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. “They want to get as much work

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At Toyota Place in Garden Grove, we’ve taken a new approach to the car buying experience. We think the customer should come first, whether you’re shopping for a new or used car, financing your purchase, or servicing your vehicle. We’re conveniently located in central Orange County. Our sales team also speaks Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, and Tagalog fluently. We focus on providing a custom sales experience that’s just right for you.

We stock an extensive inventory of the newest Toyota vehicles in a wide range of colors and trim levels. From the powerful Tundra to the fuel-efficient Prius, we have a full range of vehicles to suit your particular lifestyle. For those looking for a like-new option, we carry Toyota certified pre-owned vehicles, as well as an extensive used car selection from other automakers. We want to make sure your vehicle is right for you, and our knowledgeable, experienced

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