Traffic

‘Edgy’ messages spicing up Iowa interstates

DES MOINES — Signs along the interstates in Iowa have gotten a little spicier, but it’s all in the name of saving lives, officials with the Iowa Department of Transportation say.

Iowa’s roughly 80 permanent digital messa [...]

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Cedar Rapidians collecting more tickets

CEDAR RAPIDS — More Cedar Rapidians are collecting citations from automated traffic cameras now then when Cedar Rapids first installed speed and red light cameras on local roads and Interstate 380 — a sign the cameras are not working a [...]

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Cedar Rapids chase ends with driver’s arrest

CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids man is accused of leading police on a chase early Friday morning.

Public safety spokesman Greg Buelow said Cedar Rapids police officers attempted to pull over 36-year-old DeWayne S. Williams in the 600 bl [...]

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Public weighs in on how to improve Corridor travel

NORTH LIBERTY — Brady Dorman recently moved from Cedar Rapids, where he works, to Iowa City, where his wife works. So, both are familiar with the joys of commuting up and down the Corridor. 

If Dorman, 27, had his way, a public t [...]

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For some, Cedar Rapids traffic cameras’ value still unproven

CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids launched Iowa’s most robust automated traffic camera system — and one of the only in the nation on interstates — in 2010. This was at a time when drivers wove in and out of traffic on Interst [...]

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Cedar Rapids gets Iowa’s first permanent green bike lane

CEDAR RAPIDS — Iowa’s first permanent green bike lane was painted on Thursday in Cedar Rapids.

The city was also the first to test green bike lanes in June, painting a 50 square foot green section on Third Avenue Southeast.

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More plaintiffs join class-action lawsuit over Cedar Rapids traffic cameras

CEDAR RAPIDS — A class-action lawsuit challenging automated traffic cameras in Cedar Rapids has been expanded to include six more plaintiffs in addition to the original two.

An amendment to the lawsuit was filed on Monday in Linn Coun [...]

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Rough commute? DOT wants to hear about YOUR trip to work

CEDAR RAPIDS — As part of a study examining commuting in a seven-county area in Eastern Iowa, the Iowa Department of Transportation is asking for input about your commute to work and what alternatives you’d like to see.

The onl [...]

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Cedar Rapids outline possible solutions to non-compliant traffic cameras

CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids officials have outlined possible solutions to address automated traffic cameras that don’t comply with state rules.

The solutions include moving speed limit signs, adding “reduce speed ahead&# [...]

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Driver in fatal Epworth crash charged

EPWORTH — The man whose vehicle struck and killed four teens at a rural road intersection near Epworth last month is now facing a host of charges stemming from the crash.

Joseph Michael Connolly, 24, was arrested on a warrant Friday c [...]

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Class action suit filed over Cedar Rapids traffic cameras

CEDAR RAPIDS — A class-action lawsuit filed on Tuesday is challenging automated traffic cameras that Cedar Rapids officials say save lives and reduce crashes.

The cameras came under fire after the Iowa Department of Transportation sa [...]

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Dubuque County crash kills motorcyclist

DUBUQUE COUNTY, Iowa — A Waukon man was killed in a Dubuque County collision Sunday afternoon.

According to a news release from the Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office, officers were called to the intersection of Highway 52 and the [...]

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Lawmakers divided over embattled I-380 speed cameras

After two traffic cameras on Interstate 380 were deemed non-compliant with state rules, some Iowa lawmakers say recipients of speeding tickets from the cameras should get their money back or fight them.

Others are urging Cedar Rapids to move [...]

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Cedar Rapids will not move, take down I-380 speed cameras, officials say

CEDAR RAPIDS — The City of Cedar Rapids announced Thursday it won’t take down, move or turn off two speed cameras that the Iowa Department of Transportation says continue »


I-380 speed cameras don't comply with rules, DOT says

The state transportation department is questioning the location of automated traffic enforcement cameras along Interstate 380, saying at least two do not comply with a new rule governing how close the cameras can be to signs indicating a speed lim [...]

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