Last updateWed, 24 Aug 2016 12pm

Interim I-280/Page Mill improvements could arrive this year

Megan V. WInslow/Town Crier
Paul Pascoal, right, of the county Roads and Airports Department explains potential changes to the I-280/Page Mill Road interchange.

Interim bicycle and pedestrian safety improvements could come to the Interstate 280/Page Mill Road interchange by the fall, local officials said last week.

The announcement came April 20 during a community meeting at Los Altos Hills Town Hall. Approximately 70 local residents attended to review proposed plans and share their concerns with a coalition of city, county and local transportation leaders.

Free VTA rides for Earth Day

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority is celebrating Earth Day by offering free rides throughout the county Friday.

The promotion, good for all bus and light-rail travel, is intended to encourage public transportation novices to give it a try.

The benefits, according to VTA, range from environmental to financial. The independent special district estimates households can save $6,251 each year by relying on public transportation instead of a personal car.

VTA travel ambassadors will be stationed at select transit centers Friday to hand out free Clipper Cards and offer helpful advice, according to a VTA press release.

For more information, visit www.vta.org, call (408) 321-2300 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Potential VTA sales-tax measure to 'Envision' traffic relief

Town Crier File Photo
A proposed VTA sales-tax measure targets relieving commuter traffic along Foothill Expressway and would likely fund the busy roadway’s expansion.

Santa Clara County voters in November may be casting their ballots on a tax measure designed to relieve the area’s traffic congestion.

Valley Transportation Authority’s Envision Silicon Valley sales-tax measure would likely cost consumers a 30-year, half-cent sales tax to generate approximately $6 billion over its lifetime. The initiative would require approval from two-thirds of voters to pass.

Pleas for pedestrian safety fail at council

Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Students traverse the intersection at Edith and University avenues last week.

Los Altos resident Jennifer Denebeim feared the worst when a motorist struck her son’s bicycle as he crossed the street last week.

“Luckily, the car only struck the front tire of his bike, but if he’d entered the intersection a few seconds earlier, it could’ve been much worse,” she told the Los Altos City Council March 22.

LAH to re-evaluate crossing-guard funds

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Crossing guard Amir Boulett helps a Gardner Bullis School student cross busy Fremont Road.

Students, teachers and even parents extend a fist when they see Amir Boulett. They know fist bumps are Boulett’s greeting of choice, and they happily oblige as they pass behind the crossing guard’s handheld stop sign.

“He’s terrific,” said Courtenay C. Corrigan, Los Altos Hills city councilwoman. “I can see the positive reports and thank-yous about having him there.”

Schools »

Read More

Sports »

Read More

People »

Read More

Special Sections »

Special Sections
Read More

Photos of Los Altos

Browse and buy photos