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Fairfield I-80 ramp meter lights go green

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Ramp metering lights were to debut Tuesday along eastbound Interstate 80 onramps. They are to remain green all of this week. Next week they are to begin the typical operating schedule of being green Monday through Thursday and alternating between green and red during Friday afternoon rush hour, according to the state Department of Transportation. There are nine onramps with meters from Red Top Road to North Texas Street. The only ramp light not to be operated to meter Friday rush hour traffic is the one at the Interstate 680 connector ramp. The Beck Avenue onramp light also might not be activated until Wednesday because of wire theft, Caltrans officials said. (Robinson Kuntz/Daily Republic)

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From page A5 | February 19, 2014 |

FAIRFIELD — Ramp metering lights made their debut Tuesday along eastbound Interstate 80 onramps.

They are to remain green all of this week. Next week they are to begin the typical operating schedule of being green Monday through Thursday and alternating between green and red during Friday afternoon rush hour, according to the state Department of Transportation.

There are nine onramps with meters from Red Top Road to North Texas Street.

The only ramp light not to be operated to meter Friday rush hour traffic is the one at the Interstate 680 connector ramp. The Beck Avenue onramp light also might not be activated until Wednesday because of wire theft, Caltrans officials said.

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Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling has been a reporter with the Daily Republic since 1987. He covers Solano County government, transportation, growth and the environment. He received his bachelors of art degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his masters degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.
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  • The MisterFebruary 19, 2014 - 6:53 am

    All hail Agenda 21 and the lying politicians who said we had to install the lights to get the money but they wouldn't be turned on for 20 years. What a continual visual reminder of the embarrassment of the worthless local leaders we have.

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  • CD BrooksFebruary 19, 2014 - 7:08 am

    These lights are unnecessary and for the most part, unenforceable. Stop at your own risk and make sure your premiums are paid!

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  • mescFebruary 19, 2014 - 7:25 am

    While entering the highway, one now needs to watch for the cars on the left, on the right and try to look at traffic on the hwy. How long before these lights kill us ?

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  • P.J.February 19, 2014 - 9:16 am

    In all my life I have never seen a bigger waste of money than these lights. They have existed for years in the bay area and also southern CA, and are a waste there....stupid, stupid, stupid...when your light is green and you are supposed to GO, and the traffic is bumper to bumper on the interstate, how are you supposed to GO! BIG TIME WASTE!

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  • Rhoda DendronFebruary 19, 2014 - 9:28 am

    Once planted how do we uproot these pesky, wasteful metering lights? They are not a pretty sight....A thorny issue, this.

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  • The MisterFebruary 19, 2014 - 9:32 am

    Log Chain. (I would guess.)

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  • CD BrooksFebruary 19, 2014 - 10:09 am

    Rhoda Dendron, such a "flowery" alias! There is no financial value to these lights. Law enforcement would have to cite violators to gain any revenue and that obviously aint gonna happen. I believe they will get quietly turned off over time.

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  • Phil O. DendronFebruary 19, 2014 - 10:19 am

    Leaf my wife alone, you old potted plant.

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  • CD BrooksFebruary 19, 2014 - 10:24 am

    Phil O. Dendron, careful you might OD on acidic fertilizer...

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  • You are evilFebruary 19, 2014 - 10:34 am

    Why is the violent imagery increasing in many of the posts? Another Oh so nice liberal showing his true colors?...You know the Illuminati wants the left and right to fight...That is the point of the Mocking Bird Media......We are all digging the hole deeper and deeper while we wait as the Globalists plant us in the ground......READ REVELATION IN THE BIBLE.....Google..democide.....you pesky CD

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  • Wikipedia Operation MockingbirdFebruary 19, 2014 - 11:01 am

    Operation Mockingbird was a secret campaign by the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to influence media. Begun in the 1950s, it was initially organized by Cord Meyer and Allen W. Dulles, it was later led by Frank Wisner after Dulles became the head of the CIA. The organization recruited leading American journalists into a network to help present the CIA's views, and funded some student and cultural organizations, and magazines as fronts. As it developed, it also worked to influence foreign media and political campaigns, in addition to activities by other operating units of the CIA................. In addition to earlier exposés of CIA activities in foreign affairs, in 1966 Ramparts magazine published an article revealing that the National Student Association was funded by the CIA. The United States Congress investigated, and published their report in 1976. Other accounts were also published. The media operation was first called Mockingbird in Deborah Davis's 1979 book, Katharine the Great: Katharine Graham and her Washington Post Empire.[1]

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  • Robert Plant.....Ship of FoolsFebruary 19, 2014 - 11:15 am

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4h-TmhXavdw

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  • CD BrooksFebruary 19, 2014 - 12:21 pm

    StR, I'm good with the evil role. When one is as capable as I and forewarn folks of impending political disaster with awe-inspiring accuracy folks tend to get edgy. But thanks, I'll spare you any evil penalties...for now! ;)

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  • SixStrRzrFebruary 19, 2014 - 9:31 am

    Highway 12, eastbound to East I-80 on a Friday, metered? Two words: "oh,no.....".

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  • LilFebruary 19, 2014 - 11:21 am

    Yeah, this one sounds like a rear-end accident just waiting to happen. The speed on 12 going onto 80 is usually around 55-60 and suddenly they have to stop?

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  • CD BrooksFebruary 19, 2014 - 12:13 pm

    Lil, there are a few areas where the lights are extremely debatable. I don't believe that major thoroughfares will be included except for emergencies.

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  • George Guynn, JrFebruary 19, 2014 - 10:05 am

    The Mister's comment pretty much says it all. All that I can add is to not vote for any politician connected with this big waste of tax money. Also, notice that all the comments are against the metering lights. So, why do we have them? Short answer, crooked and sell out politicians!

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  • ObummeredFebruary 19, 2014 - 10:31 pm

    Tax payer protest, DON'T STOP!!!!! ignore this insanity

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