Some international flights resume, and Scottish airspace is scheduled to reopen Tuesday. Airline executives accuse aviation authorities of overreacting to the cloud of grit.
The California High-Speed Rail Authority released its most detailed engineering report for the Bay Area this month, providing the clearest picture yet of how the bullet train tracks are likely to change the landscape of cities along the Caltrain line. The following is a city-by-city breakdown of Santa Clara County that details how engineers are putting together a tricky puzzle. Their mission: Fit four tracks along the existing two-track Caltrain corridor without running out of money or angering local leaders and residents.
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s more than $60 million bill for services provided by other departments is expected to come under close scrutiny this week amid criticism about how it’s closing a budget deficit.
THE DEBATE over global warming has become more divisive with a large percentage of weather forecasters spreading doubt about its causes or even its existence. In a newly released survey by researchers at George Mason University and the University of Texas at Austin, only 31 percent of weather forecasters believed that global warming is caused mostly by human activity. That is in sharp contrast with another survey showing that 97 percent of climatologists believe humans play a major role in warming.
Getting stuck in traffic behind a bus could soon be a lot less stressful in Contra Costa County, with nine hybrid buses hitting the streets by the end of May thanks to federal and state funding. County Connection already has rolled out 31 new cleaner-burning diesel buses, and the hybrids are the pièce de résistance of the agency's new fleet of 40 vehicles.
Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit officials say the commuter rail line is on the way, and although funding is not quite on track, the goal remains to open the entire line by 2014. “The most common misconception is that the economy has stopped the project or delayed the project. While we obviously have some challenges ahead of us financially, we plan to have trains running in 2014,” said SMART representative Chris Coursey.
The 2009 annual report from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) is a bombshell, a wake up call, a Klaxon - choose whatever metaphor you like - if you care about public transit in the Bay Area, this report is probably going to affect your life....Think the fare hikes and service cuts are bad now? Just wait.
Thousands of disabled East Bay residents from Fremont to Richmond would pay $1 higher fares for trips on paratransit vans, under a proposal going before the AC Transit and BART boards in May.
Cars that soak up volts rather than guzzle gas soon will have a third place to pull up to the pump in Contra Costa County. Martinez is installing electric vehicle charging stations in three locations — at City Hall, at the Amtrak station and at Main and Court streets. The city will unveil the charging stations during a ceremony at 11 a.m.
Oakland, Berkeley and San Leandro city councils are nearing key votes to shape plans for a $234 million proposed speedy bus service that supporters predict will revolutionize public transit in the East Bay. Starting with Oakland on Tuesday night, the three councils will consider designating a preliminary route through each city for AC Transit's bus rapid transit service.