Q: I’d like to know why Freeway one hundred and one south onto Freeway 87 is just a single-lane exit. Appears there’s loads of room for a two-lane exit and my guess is it will do wonders for the every day visitors snarl on a hundred and one every afternoon. … All they should do is add a bit paint to repair this.
Patrick Younger, Luke Mulcah, Stephen Prizant and hundreds extra
A: People, I had hoped to be telling you that this a lot-wanted second exit lane would quickly be underneath development after voters accepted the 30-yr half-cent Measure B tax by almost a seventy two % margin final yr for street and transit enhancements in Santa Clara County. However every part is on maintain till a lawsuit is settled difficult the tax.
Meaning pothole repairs, the federal push for funds to convey BART to downtown San Jose, Caltrain overpasses, extra bus service, extending mild rail to Eastridge and probably up the median of Freeway eighty five. upgrading Lawrence Expressway and redesigning Foothill-280, eighty five-237, 25-one hundred and one, and a hundred and one-Zanker at the moment are on maintain. For a way lengthy? The VTA is in search of an expedited ruling, however “time spent on this authorized battle might prolong into years,” stated VTA board chair Jeannie Bruins.
That is miserable. We’d like one thing lighter immediately.
Q: I’ve an superior concept. Why don’t you’ve gotten a contest for the primary individual to identify a brand new license plate that begins with an “eight”? The winner could possibly be handled to dinner of Mrs. Roadshow’s well-known shrimp rigatoni dish.
A: Ah, Mrs. ‘Present is sort of busy today together with her consulting work, her biscotti and caring for me, however let’s monitor what numbers individuals are recognizing.
Q: As a type of troubled by “License Plate Trivia” I used to be completely thrilled to see one starting with 8AB on Sept. 14.
A: Boy, do I do know.
Q: I just got plates for my new car in the mail — beginning with 8AC! …I bought a new car in early August and got my new plates within three weeks — 8AAD. … My new plates start with 8AB. … I was on Interstate 5 in Commerce when I saw my first license plate that begins with ‘8’ — at 8ADB. … In Menlo Park. I spotted an 8AC plate.
Maura Rees, Carla Klein, David Ventua,
Penelope Bowen, Kevin Rooney and dozens of others
A: But the leader in the clubhouse may be …
Q: I saw an 8AAA license plate in south Palo Alto on a white Prius.
A: A Prius, of course.
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