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Forum on the Road: Traffic Woes Rankle Marin County

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Cars sit in miles-long traffic jam on southbound highway 101 on December 3, 2014 in Mill Valley, California.  (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

From bottlenecks on Highway 101 to gridlock on Sir Francis Drake, Marin County residents are increasingly frustrated by the region’s traffic conditions. Proposed fixes include adding toll lanes, widening freeways, and boosting public transit and carpooling. We’ll talk with local officials and transit advocates about the future of transportation in the North Bay, including the SMART train, which is set to begin service between Santa Rosa and San Rafael later this year.

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Guests:

Stuart Cohen, executive director, TransForm, a public transportation advocacy group

Farhad Mansourian, general manager, Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART)

Denis Mulligan, general manager, Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District

Dianne Steinhauser , executive director, Transportation Authority of Marin

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