CHP, Caltrans to report on Highway 154 safety

2010-10-19T15:52:00Z CHP, Caltrans to report on Highway 154 safetyStaff report Santa Maria Times
October 19, 2010 3:52 pm  • 

Truck safety issues on Highway 154 will be a topic Thursday for the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments board.

Representatives of Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol are scheduled to present a report on the issue, which came to a head in August after a big rig lost its brakes and crashed in Santa Barbara at the base of the highway, killing a family of three.

In September, county supervisors Janet Wolf and Doreen Farr met with representatives of the two agencies and asked that a report be delivered to the full SBCAG board, which consists of all five supervisors and one representative from each of the county's eight cities.

The meeting will be in the Board of Supervisors Hearing Room on the fourth floor of the county building at 105 E. Anapamu St. in Santa Barbara. It begins with a closed session about litigation at 8:30 a.m., but the Highway 154 item is expected to be discussed as early as 8:45 a.m.

The meeting will be broadcast live on government access cable Channel 20 and repeated at 5 p.m. Oct. 23 and Oct. 25. It can also be viewed live by going to www.sbcag.org and clicking on the link for Thursday's meeting.

Comments can be sent to Farr, the 3rd District supervisor, at dfarr@countyofsb.org, or to SBCAG at tcontreras@sbcag.org.

Questions can also be directed to Farr's aide, Elizabeth Farnum, at 686-5095 or efarnum@countyofsb.org.

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