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Newsletter Available Online

February 06, 2017

The Golden State Gateway Coalition has released the Winter 2017 edition of its newsletter, Interchange:

Click here
to download the current edition.


The 4-page newsletter is designed… [more]

CTC OK's I-5 Pavement Rehab

January 31, 2017

Coming Soon: $165 Million in Fresh Pavement

Not only are we getting new high occupancy vehicle lanes on Interstate 5 in north Los Angeles County — we’re also getting fresh pavement for existing lanes.
Setting the stage for a dramatic series of improvements to I-5 in the years ahead, the California… [more]

HOV Lanes in Design

June 28, 2016

Metro Issues $30.8 Million Contract for I-5 HOV Design

The Phase 2 high occupancy vehicle lanes of the Interstate 5 North Los Angeles County Gateway Improvement Project are taking a significant step forward this month, as the L.A. County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) executes a $30.8 million design contract, one… [more]

Metro Plan Puts I-5 HOV Lanes on Fast Track

June 28, 2016


Metro Plan Puts I-5 HOV Lanes on Fast Track

Phase 2 of North Los Angeles County I-5 Improvement Project Could Break Ground as soon as 2019

 

By Tim Whyte
Interchange Editor[more]

Transportation Funding Options

January 28, 2015

And the Options Are...

A Look at the Future of Transportation Funding

 

By Tim Whyte
Interchange Editor

Regional transportation systems, heal thyself.
That just may be the de facto prescription for… [more]

Truck Lanes Open

January 20, 2015


Truck Lanes Now Open!

Phase 1 of North Los Angeles County I-5 Improvement Project Officially Complete

 

By Tim Whyte
Interchange Editor

It… [more]

Save the Date for Mobility 21

August 20, 2013

Join Mobility 21 for California’s largest one-day transportation conference and expo on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the JW Marriott at L.A. Live.
The Golden State Gateway Coalition is a proud sponsor of the summit, whose theme this year is, “Connecting the Dots: Linking Infrastructure, Education & Healthcare.”
This year’s Southern… [more]

47 Percent and Counting!

August 20, 2013

Truck Lanes on Track for 2014 Opening


By Tim Whyte
Interchange Editor

Don’t blink: This job’s going to be done before you know it.
“The project is about 47 percent complete,” Kelly Markham, Public Information Officer for… [more]

It's Getting Real!

August 01, 2013

Truck Lane Construction in Full Swing


By Tim Whyte
Interchange Editor

Anyone who commutes each day on Interstate 5 can see the progress firsthand, and once it’s begun it has continued steadily.
These truck lanes are coming.… [more]

Leaders Unite at COG Summit

January 01, 2013

Collaboration. Consensus. Challenges. Communication.

By Carol Rock
Special to InterChange

Those were the cornerstones of the Valley Mobility Summit, held Oct. 22 at the Hyatt Regency Valencia, where a ballroom packed full of leaders gathered to discuss the future of transportation in Los Angeles County.
The summit was organized by the San Fernando Valley… [more]

The Case for I-5

November 20, 2012

Top Ten Reasons to Support Improvements to Interstate 5

The Golden State Gateway Coalition believes there are many great reasons to favor I-5 improvements in Northern Los Angeles County, and these are the Top 10. We've taken… [more]

405 Closure Countdown

September 24, 2012

Help On the Way!

June 30, 2012

Truck Lanes Coming Soon!


The Interstate 5 Gateway Improvement Project Is Transitioning from Concept to Reality: Carpool Lanes Are Being Designed and the Truck Lanes Are Scheduled to Start Construction Later This Year.


By Tim Whyte
Interchange Editor

It’s a model… [more]

SCAG Draft RTP

June 29, 2012

Beyond Mobility: SCAG's Road Map for the Future

SCAG'S Draft Regional Transportation Plan Outlines the Southland's Future Mobility and Further Envisions Housing and Land Use Policies Designed… [more]

Start Your Shovels!

June 29, 2012

Dozens of Leaders Celebrate the Launch of Construction for the Phase 1 Truck Lanes of the I-5 North Los Angeles County Gateway Improvement Project.


By Tim Whyte
Interchange Editor

Dirt flew as supporters of the Interstate… [more]

The BIG Picture!

March 05, 2012

With the Midterm Elections in the Rearview Mirror and a Persistently Challenging Economic Environment, What Does the Post-2010 Political Climate Mean for Transportation Improvement Efforts Like the Interstate 5 Gateway Improvement Project?
From Spring 2011
By Tim Whyte
Interchange Editor

Kids, cover… [more]

Caltrans I-5 Info Online

November 02, 2011

Caltrans has created an interesting and informative website, www.i-5info.com, to provide the public with information about improvements being made to the Interstate 5 corridor in northern Los Angeles County. Check it out!
www.i-5info.com


Mobility 21 Summit 2011

September 01, 2011

Coalition Participating in 10th Annual Mobility 21 Transportation Summit


Transportation NEXT:
New Era, New Vision, New Realities
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011
JW Marriott at L.A. Live

Join hundreds… [more]

Earmarks and Transportation Funding

April 14, 2011

Earmarks and Transportation Funding

From Spring 2011
Message from the Executive Director

By Victor Lindenheim

Executive Director,
Golden State Gateway Coalition

“Earmarks” refer to federal funding allotments (or tax breaks) for specific projects… [more]

Metro Approves LRTP

March 07, 2011

Trucks Headed for New Lanes

L.A. County Metro’s New Long-Range Plan Sets Stage for Allocation of Measure R Funds to Build Truck Lanes from State Route 14 to Lyons Avenue
January 2010
By Tim Whyte
Interchange… [more]

Jobs & the Gateway Project

March 07, 2011

Freeway Upgrades Will Bring Direct and Indirect Economic Benefits


Commentary

By Victor Lindenheim

Executive Director,
Golden State Gateway Coalition

“The first priority for the coming year is the economy and jobs…”
— Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger… [more]

Mobility 21 Summit Set for Oct. 29

March 07, 2011

Summit to Focus on Delivering
Sustainable Transportation Solutions

Mark your calendar for Friday, Oct. 29, when Mobility 21 will host its ninth annual Southern California Transportation Summit. Each year the Mobility… [more]

Commentary: The Need for Truck Lanes

August 17, 2010

Why Truck Climbing Lanes?

By Victor Lindenheim
Executive Director,
Golden State Gateway Coalition

Designated truck lanes, also called truck climbing lanes, are designed to improve freeway operations by providing additional throughways for trucks and other… [more]

Help Is on the Way

August 14, 2010

Truck Lane Design Under Way

From Summer 2010:
By Tim Whyte
Interchange Editor

“Pinch me,” would be an understandable reaction from a motorist who’s told the much-anticipated improvements to Interstate 5 are on their way. “Is it real?”

As… [more]

L.A.'s New Math: 30/10 = 12?

August 14, 2010

30/10 Proposal Seeks to Finish 12 Projects in 10 Years Instead of 30

From Summer 2010:
Report & Analysis

By Victor Lindenheim

Executive Director,
Golden State Gateway Coalition

The idea, on its face, is simple. Take a dozen high-priority… [more]

Mobility 21 Preview

August 31, 2009

Mobility 21 Summit Set for Sept. 21

The Golden State Gateway Coalition is proud to support the Mobility 21 Transportation Summit, scheduled Sept. 21 at the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles. The event's theme is, "Making Transportation Work: Planning and Funding Southern California's Transportation Future." More information on the summit and… [more]

Measure R Potential

July 31, 2009


There Are No Guarantees, but L.A. County Voters’ Approval of Measure R May Eventually Pay Dividends for the I-5 Gateway


By Tim Whyte
InterChange Editor

By the narrowest of margins, voters have approved Measure R, the half-cent… [more]

Mobility 21 Summit Set for Sept. 21

July 31, 2009

The Golden State Gateway Coalition is proud to support the Mobility 21 Transportation Summit, scheduled Sept. 21 at the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles. The event's theme is, "Making Transportation Work: Planning and Funding Southern California's Transportation Future." More information on the summit and on Mobility 21, the Southern California… [more]

I-5 Carpool Improvements

May 31, 2009

A Seamless Connection


Interchange Improvement Will Enable Drivers to Transfer from Route 14 to I-5 without Leaving the Carpool Lane


If you’re a commuter who uses State Route 14, and you’ve lamented that the new Interstate 5… [more]

Economic Stimulus Analysis

May 31, 2009

Economic Stimulus Money: What Does it Really Mean for Transportation Improvements in North L.A. County?

By Victor Lindenheim
Executive Director,
Golden State Gateway Coalition

There are 2,569,568,320 reasons to believe California will see its highways, roads… [more]

McKeon Goes to Bat for I-5

May 31, 2009

A Heavy-Hitting Ally for I-5


Rep. Buck McKeon Urges House Leaders to Include Interstate 5 Gateway in Federal Funding Priorities


U.S. Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon is going to bat for the Interstate 5 Gateway Improvement Project, actively seeking federal funding to add much-needed capacity… [more]

Freeway-Friendly Administration?

January 31, 2009


What the Obama Presidency May Mean for Transportation


By Victor Lindenheim
Executive Director,
Golden State Gateway Coalition

Very little was said by either presidential candidate during the campaign regarding transportation… [more]

SCAG Includes I-5 in RTP

August 15, 2008

I-5 Project Included in SCAG Regional Priorities


Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), the largest regional planning agency in the nation, released a draft of its 2008 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) in… [more]

MTA, County Place Initiative on Ballot

August 15, 2008

Analysis: MTA, County Vote to Place Transportation Initiative on Ballot


By Victor Lindenheim
Executive Director,
Golden State Gateway Coalition

On July 24, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation… [more]

Federal Funding Update

August 14, 2008

FHWA Releases SAFETEA-LU
Funds for I-5 Project

In August 2005, the president signed the long-awaited $286 billion national surface transportation bill. This past December, most of the $1.6 million specified in the bill for the Santa Clarita I-5 Gateway Improvement… [more]

I-5 HOV Grand Opening

August 14, 2008

Leaders, Commuters Celebrate Grand Opening of Carpool Lanes South of Highway 14


A measure of relief for carpoolers traveling to and from the Santa Clarita Valley has arrived two months ahead of schedule.… [more]

North County Roadway Updates

February 08, 2008

Check this space regularly for updates on the progress of roadway improvement projects in Northern Los Angeles County. Click on any headline below to read the full story:

News Story: Bond Money
Could Help Repair Roads


Contractor Prepares to Build Retaining Walls
at I-5 and Magic Mountain Parkway


[more]

Freeway Status Updates

October 31, 2007

The regular traffic lanes of Interstate 5 reopened Monday morning as cleanup and repairs continue after the fiery, multi-truck crash that closed the freeway in the Newhall Pass. The chain-reaction wreck occurred Friday night and all lanes of the freeway were closed throughout last weekend. The southbound truck route remains… [more]

I-5 crash follow-up

October 14, 2007

A Tragic Reminder 

of the Importance of I-5


Most motorists have, no doubt, seen and heard the numerous media reports of the tragic multi-truck crash that caused the closure… [more]

Scoping Begins

September 01, 2007

Caltrans Begins Scoping 

for I-5 Improvements

Caltrans has launched the public review and study processes for much-needed improvements along the Interstate 5 corridor through the Santa Clarita Valley.

[more]

August Update: I-5/Magic Mountain Parkway

August 23, 2007

Contractor Prepares to Build Retaining Walls

The city of Santa Clarita has provided the following update on progress for construction of the interchange improvements at Interstate 5 and Magic Mountain Parkway.

August 2007: The contractor, Security Paving, has completed removal of vegetation in preparation… [more]

HOV Lanes South of SCV

August 18, 2007

I-5 HOV Lanes on Schedule South of the SCV

Paving and bridge construction are on schedule for new carpool lanes on Interstate 5 between State Route 118 and the Antelope Valley Freeway, SR14.

Caltrans is building High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV), or carpool lanes, on the 6.2-mile stretch of… [more]

Construction Continues

August 12, 2007

Construction Continues
at Magic Mountain Parkway/I-5
 
Work has begun on the second phase of the 11-phase improvements to… [more]

Hasley Bridge

August 12, 2007

Hasley Bridge Construction
Set to Start This Month
 
Construction is scheduled to begin in August 2007 for new roundabouts and freeway ramps at Hasley Canyon Road and… [more]

SCV Area Roadway Projects

August 12, 2007

County Provides Update
on SCV Area Roadway Projects
 
The following status report on road projects in the Santa Clarita Valley was provided by Richard Yribe of the… [more]

Antelope Valley Area Road Projects

August 12, 2007

County Provides Update on
Antelope Valley Area Road Projects
 
The following status report on road projects in the Antelope Valley was provided by Richard Yribe of the… [more]