The board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority voted 11 to 2 on Wednesday afternoon to implement a package of severe cuts to transit service, including the elimination of a subway line and dozens of bus routes.
After weeks of bickering over how to cut the deficit-ridden budget, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and lawmakers agreed Monday to trim $1.1 billion from mass transit but give new tax breaks to home buyers and green-technology companies.
Tuesday’s transport strike was an aggravation, not a catastrophe, for Parisians, with only minimal disruptions to the subway system.
In what amounts to a sea change for the Department of Transportation, the automobile will no longer be the prime consideration in federal transportation planning.
Iwasaki, Caltrans' chief since August and an employee there for 26 years, will make more money with less political headaches as executive director of the Contra Costa Transportation Authority...."We are very pleased that Randy has decided to accept our offer to become the executive director," said Brentwood Mayor Robert Taylor, chairman of the transportation authority. "We are proud that our agency has the reputation for (service) and quality that make it a good fit for a person of Randy's caliber and qualifications."
A few hundred truckers who haul cargo at the Port of Oakland and were among the last to order new particulate filters for their rigs now have until June 30 to comply with strict new state air quality regulations that took effect Jan. 1....All drivers serving California ports are required to replace trucks manufactured before 1994 or install diesel filters on rigs manufactured from 1994-2003.
Oil companies, including one Contra Costa County refiner, contributed the largest share of $966,000 raised for a petition drive to suspend the state's law to limit greenhouse gases. In financial disclosure statements filed with the state Thursday, the California Jobs Initiative Committee, sponsor of the initiative, reported that it has received $100,000 a piece from the Tesoro oil company, which operates a refinery north of Concord, the Tower Energy Group of Torrance, th
The nonpartisan Legislative Analyst's Office has sharply criticized the research in two reports, one funded by taxpayers, that have been used by some Republicans as the basis for calls to roll back regulations in the state, labeling the research "unreliable" and "essentially useless." The legislative analyst's response comes as the debate intensifies over the economic impact of AB32.
For 16 years now, I have commuted roughly 28,000 miles with randomly selected strangers in private vehicles at little or no cost. Whenever someone tells me that they would never take a ride to work with a stranger, I share these benefits of the casual carpool...I can count on one hand the number of unpleasant experiences I have had using the system. Unfortunately, that cannot be said about the public transit systems...But there are changes ahead for the casual carpool system that has served me so well.
Once plagued by crime and urban blight, the Divisadero strip is a hip, multiracial, multiethnic neighborhood with an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, coffeehouses and auto-repair shops. Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, who represents the area, described it as a "comeback kid corridor."...That's exactly what city officials - often prodded by neighborhood residents - envisioned when they began an aggressive effort in the past several years to landscape the medians along some of San Francisco's most heavily traveled streets...