By Nao Braverman
Ventura County 1st District Supervisor Steve Bennett released a long-awaited Caltrans study on the mountainous section of Highway 33 earlier this week.
To the disappointment of local critics of truck traffic through Ojai, the Caltrans engineers concluded that State Route 33 is maintained to provide safe travel for all motorists, and is designed to accommodate large trucks.
The Stop the Trucks! Coalition disagrees and has already hired an expert to do a more thorough study, said Jan Chatten-Brown from Chatten-Brown & Carstens.