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Posted on: June 22, 2022

Construction Begins on the Fulton Road Improvement and Widening Project

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Work began this week on the Fulton Road Improvement project, to widen, reconstruct, and rehabilitate one mile of Fulton Road between Guerneville Road and Piner Road, transforming it into four vehicle travel lanes with a median using roller compacted concr...

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Posted on: June 15, 2022

CityBus Staffing Shortages and Service Level Reductions

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Due to staffing shortages, CityBus is cancelling some weekday trips from June 6 to July 8 in an effort to preserve a reliable schedule for riders. 

CityBus is working to hire and train additional drivers, and will restore service levels as soon as...

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

New Operator for Bennett Valley Golf Course and Restaurant/Event Facility

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Santa Rosa City Council voted (6-1) on Tuesday to approve a management agreement with Touchstone Golf, LLC (Touchstone) for the operation and maintenance of the Bennett Valley Golf Course (BVGC) Enterprise which includes the restaurant and event center. T...

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Bird to Operate Scooter Share Pilot Program in Santa Rosa

Scooter Share Pilot Program

Following a competitive application process, the City of Santa Rosa has awarded Bird Rides, Inc. (Bird), the permit to operate up to 200 shared electric scooters in Santa Rosa during the city’s one-year pilot program planned to launch this summe...

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

City Council Proclaims May 15-21, 2022 National Public Works Week

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WHEREAS, public works are an essential part of our citizens’ everyday lives; and,

WHEREAS, public works professionals build and maintain critical infrastructure that is vital to creating a sustainable and resilient community, protecting public health, and ...

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

May is National Bike Month – also known as Bike to Wherever Days

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The best way to celebrate Bike Month is to get on your bike, ride to work, ride to the grocery store, ride to school, or just ride for the sheer joy of riding! Biking is one of the few activities that checks all the boxes at once – it’...

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

Recovery Process to Start on Two Remaining Fire Damaged Park Projects

Fire Recovery Park Projects

The City of Santa Rosa is pleased to announce that construction on the city’s two remaining fire damaged park projects is scheduled to begin. The Six Fire Damaged Parks Recovery project will begin construction this month and the Fire Damaged Roadway Lands...

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

North Bay Transit Agencies Support Earth Day with Fare-Free Rides

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In celebration of Earth Day, four North Bay Public Transit Agencies are joining forces on April 23, 2022, to encourage residents and visitors to Go Green and ride fare-free. Hop on public transit fare-free on April 23, and ride with Marin Transit, Petalum...

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Posted on: April 7, 2022

Caltrans/FHWA Approves $4.75M in Roadway Recovery Funding

Sewer Replacement Projects

Caltrans and Federal Highway Administration have approved $4.75 million in roadway recovery funding to help restore portions of the City’s pavement network that were damaged following the 2017 Wildfire. 

This funding approval allows the ...

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Posted on: April 6, 2022

Property Acquisition Complete for Santa Rosa's New Fire Station 5

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The City of Santa Rosa Fire Station 5 Resiliency and Recovery project reached a major milestone today with completion of the land acquisition for the 2.11-acre Keysight property as the new permanent location for Fire Station 5. The property was purchased ...

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Posted on: March 24, 2022

Hoen Avenue Reopens Using Polymer Injection Technology

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After nearly a decade, the Hoen Avenue embankment repair project is complete and at a significant cost savings using a deep polymer injection technology. The project was initiated when a section of the Matanzas Creek embankment collapsed along Hoen Avenue...

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Posted on: March 16, 2022

CityBus Selected by Federal Transit Administration to Receive $4.3 million

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The City of Santa Rosa Transit Division has been selected by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to receive $4.3 million in discretionary Buses and Bus Facilities Program funds to support further electrification of the CityBus fixed route fleet. &...

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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: March 15, 2022

Join us in celebrating our hard-working bus operators!

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Santa Rosa CityBus and Santa Rosa Paratransit bus operators do it all from dawn till dark , 7 days a week– conduct pre-trip inspections, pick up passengers, collect fares, sanitize the vehicles, answer trip planning questions – all whi...

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Posted on: February 23, 2022

New City Playground Reopens at Colgan Creek Neighborhood Park

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Community input directed the design and amenities selected for the new replacement playground for children ages 5-12 years at Colgan Creek Neighborhood Park. Mayor Chris Rogers and Vice Mayor Eddie Alvarez (District 1) officially opened the new play struc...

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Posted on: February 17, 2022

Council Approves Recommendation for Bennett Valley Golf Course and Restaurant/Event Facility

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On Feb. 15, 2022, Santa Rosa City Council approved the Bennett Valley Golf Course (BVGC) Ad Hoc Committee recommendation, to pursue the solicitation of a single management agency with a full-service agreement to operate and maintain both the golf course a...

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Posted on: January 18, 2022

Rider Alert: CityBus has Temporarily Reduced Service

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Due to the shortage of bus operators and the rapid spread of the omicron variant, CityBus must temporarily reduce service to a Saturday Plus schedule on weekdays until further notice. This is in an effort to maintain reliable operations.  Transit...

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Posted on: January 12, 2022

City Council Approves Acquisition of Six-Acre Municipal Use Project Site

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By a 6-0 vote, Santa Rosa City Council approved the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) guidelines and acquisition of a six-acre municipal use project on Hearn Avenue in southwest Santa Rosa.

The property acquisition allows the City to move forward...

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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: December 15, 2021

City Council Green Lights Scooter Share Pilot Program

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On Tuesday, December 14, 2021, Santa Rosa City Council approved a pilot program that will bring ‘scooter share,’ a fleet of electric scooter rentals, to the streets of Santa Rosa by mid-2022.

Scooter share has emerged in recent years as a popular transport...

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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: November 10, 2021

Volunteers Enhance Veteran’s Memorial Monument Site

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In honor of Veteran’s Day, residents are encouraged to visit Santa Rosa’s Veteran’s Memorial monument located on the southwest corner of the City Hall campus to pay tribute to the brave men and women who have defended our cou...

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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: October 28, 2021

CityBus Initiates Plan for Zero-Emission Fleet by 2040

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Santa Rosa CityBus has purchased four battery-electric buses (BEBs) and will install six single-port Electric Vehicle (EV) charging systems initiating its plan to transition to a fully zero-emission fleet by 2040. The new all-electric zero-emission buses,...

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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: October 28, 2021

Design Review Board to Consider Design for Bicycle and Pedestrian Overcrossing

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The preliminary bridge design for the City of Santa Rosa’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Overcrossing spanning Highway 101 will be presented to the City’s Design Review Board on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.

The community is encouraged to participate and ma...

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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: October 25, 2021

Chanate Road has Reopened for Eastbound Traffic 10/25 following Water Main Break

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Update 10/25

Chanate Road is reopened for eastbound traffic following repairs to fix a water main break. The westbound traffic detour remains in place as work continues on the construction of the North Trunk Sewer Replacement project - Chanate Road.

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Posted on: October 7, 2021

Restoring City Amenities & Repairing Public Infrastructure

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Over $70 million in damages were caused to Santa Rosa’s critical water and transportation infrastructure, facilities, parks and open spaces during the October 2017 wildfires. The City continues to make repairs as well as seek federal disaster recovery fun...

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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: October 4, 2021

Sonoma County Vision Zero, Take the Survey!

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Whether you are biking to work, going for a neighborhood stroll, riding public transit, or venturing out to the coast, everyone deserves to be safe moving throughout our county. This is why the Sonoma County Transportation Authority (SCTA) and Sonoma Coun...

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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: September 30, 2021

City Council Approves Master Plan for Roseland Creek Community Park

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The Santa Rosa City Council voted unanimously to approve the Roseland Creek Community Park Master Plan and Mitigated Negative Declaration at their September 28 council meeting, following a robust public hearing.

The approval is a major milestone for Santa ...

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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: September 23, 2021

2021 Annual Pavement Preventive Maintenance Program on City Streets

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When it comes to pavement maintenance, preserving and protecting the surface is crucial. Work is currently underway on the City’s annual Pavement Preventive Maintenance (PPM) program to seal the pavement surface on three high-traffic arterial streets in s...

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Posted on: September 1, 2021

City Exploring Options for Bennett Valley Golf Course Property in Advance of 2022 Operator Contract

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UPDATE 9/1/21

The City of Santa Rosa is accepting applications for residents interested in participating on the Bennett Valley Golf Course Operational Analysis Review & Selection Committee. On August 17th, City Council approved the Bennett Valley Golf ...

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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: August 30, 2021

New 'Portland Loo' Public Restroom Opens Downtown

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Update 8.30.21

The City of Santa Rosa has opened a new standalone “Portland Loo” restroom in downtown Santa Rosa to provide community members and visitors with an additional accessible public restroom option within the downtown corridor.

The restroom, locat...

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Posted on: August 17, 2021

City Awarded $12 Million for City Infrastructure Project

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City of Santa Rosa Awarded $12 Million for Highway 101 Bicycle and Pedestrian Overcrossing 

Funds help close significant gap in community’s transportation network for pedestrians and bicyclists

The City of Santa Rosa has been awarded $12 million in...

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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: August 12, 2021

Pacific Avenue Reconstruction Begins August 16

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The City of Santa Rosa will complete a full pavement reconstruction on Pacific Avenue between Humboldt Street and Montecito Avenue, a 0.7-mile segment of roadway. The paving operation is anticipated to begin August 16 and will require approximately eight-...

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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: August 5, 2021

Youth Ride Free with Increased Route Frequency on CityBus

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Santa Rosa CityBus is continuing the restoration of service frequency to transit routes that were reduced during the pandemic due to significantly low ridership. This service restoration, beginning August 8, 2021, coincides with students preparing to retu...

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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: August 4, 2021

Roseland Area Slurry Seal Pavement Maintenance

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The City of Santa Rosa will complete slurry seal preventative maintenance and other road rehabilitation and maintenance work on over 900,000 square feet of Roseland area residential, collector, and arterial streets from August 8 - 11. A map showing the da...

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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: August 3, 2021

Santa Rosa Adopts Zero Waste Food Ware Ordinance

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The Santa Rosa City Council approved a new Zero Waste Food Ware Ordinance at their August 3rd Council meeting to reduce the community’s use and disposal of single-use food ware that contributes to street litter, marine pollution, harm to wildlife, greenho...

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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: July 1, 2021

City Installs Traffic Signal Battery Backup Systems

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The City of Santa Rosa is currently retrofitting 170 signalized intersections with Battery Backup Systems (BBS) to provide more than four hours of uninterrupted power to traffic signals during a power outage which will help better facilitate an evacuation...

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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: June 28, 2021

Annual Slurry Seal 2021 July 26 through August 6

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City of Santa Rosa’s 2021 Neighborhood Street Pavement Rehabilitation Schedule Now Published

The City of Santa Rosa will complete slurry seal application on select neighborhood streets to rehabilitate and maintain pavement surfaces betwe...

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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: June 24, 2021

All Youth Ride CityBus Free Starting July 1

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Santa Rosa CityBus will launch a new Unlimited Rides (UR Free), pilot program providing fare-free rides for Santa Rosa youth on any of CityBus’s regular fixed routes, seven days a week beginning July 1. CityBus’s program is available to ...

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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Local Transit Riders Can Use Clipper on Smartphones

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Local Transit Riders Can Use Clipper on SmartphonesPassengers can ride 24 Bay Area Transit Systems with Clipper on Google Pay and Apple Pay

Santa Rosa CityBus, Petaluma Transit and Sonoma County Transit passengers can now use the Clipper mobile app, recent...

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Posted on: May 20, 2021

Summerfield Road Improvements Community Meeting, May 27

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Striping Modifications for Enhanced Biking, Walking and Driving

The City of Santa Rosa is hosting an informative virtual community meeting on Thursday, May 27, to discuss planned striping modifications proposed to enhance the walking, biking and driving ex...

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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Chanate Road Westbound Traffic Detour to Begin May 17

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Community Meeting on May 13 to Discuss Project Updates and Traffic Detour Planned for Chanate/Mendocino Area Sewer Replacement Project 

Effective May 17 and continuing into September 2021, westbound traffic will be detoured on Chanate Roa...

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Posted on: March 24, 2021

New Milling Machine to Repair City Streets

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Enhanced productivity, improved efficiencies and cost savings are but a few of the benefits attributed to Transportation and Public Works new 30-foot long, 16,000-pound asphalt milling machine. The milling machine is an affordable alternative to addressin...

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Posted on: March 18, 2021

SMART Multi-Use Path Crossing Now Operational

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The new signalized street connection provides an illuminated crossing at Hearn Avenue for bicyclists and pedestrians using the multi-use pathway along the SMART rail corridor.

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Posted on: March 16, 2021

Join Us in Celebrating Our Hard-Working Bus Operators!

Transit Driver Appreciation Day 2021 News Flash

Transit Driver Appreciation Day is an annual event to celebrate the essential service of public transit operators. Santa Rosa CityBus drivers are dedicated to what they do, and they deserve a heartfelt thank you!

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Posted on: March 11, 2021

City Claims Top Honors in 2021 Outstanding Local Streets and Roads Project Awards

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Fulton Road Reconstruction and Flashing Yellow Left Turn Arrow Retrofit Projects Awarded

The City of Santa Rosa is proud to announce it has been recognized as the overall winner of the 2021 Outstanding Local Streets and Roads (LSR) Project Awards ...

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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Skyhawk Open Space Open to the Public

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Final assessment of Skyhawk Open Space determined the area was safe to reopen and the fencing has been removed for public access. The Fawn Drive pathway remains closed while repairs are completed to the damaged pedestrian bridge.

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Posted on: February 16, 2021

When Vaccination is Your Destination

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Local Transit Agencies Offer Fare-Free Rides to Vaccination Appointments

Santa Rosa CityBus, in coordination with Sonoma County Transit (SCT) and Petaluma Transit (PT), are now offering systemwide fare-free transit and paratransit transportation for any pe...

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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: February 3, 2021

New Protective Bollards for Courthouse Square

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Update 3.18.2021

Construction is underway to install the new protective bollards within Courthouse Square at the intersections of 3rd Street and Santa Rosa Avenue and 4th Street and Mendocino Avenue. 

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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: January 28, 2021

Sewer Replacement Projects

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The City of Santa Rosa is working on two Sewer Replacement Projects in north east Santa Rosa, each performing similar small excavation work, however the projects are in very different phases of construction.

The North Trunk Sewer Replacement Project &n...

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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: January 12, 2021

Local Transit Agencies Resume Fare Collection

Transit Fare Collection Resumes

Local Transit Agencies Resume Fare Collection February 1, 2021

Santa Rosa CityBus, in coordination with Sonoma County Transit (SCT) and Petaluma Transit (PT), will resume fare collection on fixed-route and paratransit services effective Monday, February 1,...

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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: December 23, 2020

Colgan Creek Park Survey

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Take the Colgan Creek Play Structure Design Survey!

The City of Santa Rosa Parks team is seeking community input on the preferred play structure design options for Colgan Creek Neighborhood Park. Survey is open until January 17, 2021. 

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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: December 21, 2020

Transit Fare Collections to Resume 2.1.21

SR Transit Resumes Fare Collections

Santa Rosa CityBus and Santa Rosa Paratransit will resume fare collections effective Monday, February 1, 2021. Ridership fares were temporarily suspended in March 2020 to ensure social distancing at the farebox in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. City t...

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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: December 15, 2020

City Sandbag Filling Station Open

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The City’s sandbag filling station is open for residents throughout the rainy season. 

For City of Santa Rosa residents who need to control rain run-off on their property, sand and bags are available for free at the City Municipal Services Center ...

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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: December 15, 2020

For a Greener Holiday Season, Recycle, Reuse or Compost

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Recology curbside tree collection service is available December 28th through January 8th. Residential customers may place Christmas trees on the curb the night before your regular collection day. Trees larger than 6-feet should be cut in half and flocked ...

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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: November 19, 2020

CityBus Joins Clipper START Program

CityBus Joins the Clipper START Program

Santa Rosa CityBus is one of six more Bay Area transit agencies to join the new Clipper START program which allows lower-income adults age 19-64 to receive fare discounts ranging from 20 percent to 50 percent on a growing number of transit systems around ...

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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: November 17, 2020

Stony Point Road Bike and Ped Improvements Community Meeting

News Flash Stony Point Road Bike and Pedestrian Improvements Meeting

Stony Point Road Proposed Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements Virtual Community MeetingNovember 18, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://srcity-org.zoom.us/j/98631969322 Or Call: 888-475-4499 Meeting ID: 986 3196 9322

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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: November 3, 2020

Major Sewer Rehabilitation Project Complete

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The City of Santa Rosa has completed a major trunk sewer rehabilitation project along West 3rd Street utilizing an advanced trenchless pipe lining process known as Cured-In-Place Pipe (CIPP) Lining. The project, known as the Llano Trunk – West 3...

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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: October 15, 2020

Celebrate Safety with CityBus

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Santa Rosa CityBus prioritizes safety year-round in our transit operations, and we pride ourselves on our excellent safety record; in fact, we celebrate it! Please join us in a round of applause as we celebrate our 28-safety award-winning CityBus operator...

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