Smart growth proponents have long predicted that the ever-greater expansion of suburbia would one day reach its limit, prompting a renewed interest in central city living.
An LED sign mounted above a display case, to the left of the ice cream counter and the right of the life-sized cow. In red letters that scroll across the face, it displays arrival times for the next two buses. The sign was built not by the MBTA, but by a 42-year-old software engineer and entrepreneur who lives around the corner and wanted a better way to catch the bus. With $350 in materials and an afternoon’s work, Benjamin Resner accomplished what the T has been talking about doing for years.
The view from a warehouse roof here is consistent. In every direction, there are blocks and blocks of warehouse roofs baking in the Southern California sun. Rather than letting them sit bare, a California utility hopes to blanket roofs like these with solar panels to produce enough electricity to power 162,000 homes
Buyers of electric vehicles will get the grant and be exempt from vehicle registration tax, the government said.
Is it a high-speed rail ride to the future or a Bay Bridge boondoggle times 10? That's what lawmakers are wondering as more and more questions arise about the plan to build a multibillion-dollar bullet train between San Francisco and Los Angeles. "I'm all for high-speed rail, but I want it to be high-speed rail done right," says state Sen. Joe Simitian...In addition to worries about how many backyards will be torn up for the line, he and other key legislators are asking question's about the High Speed Rail Authority's business plan - which remains murky at best.
BART DIRECTORS need to take a deep breath before rushing to temporarily roll back fares just before the November elections. Yes, it would be nice to give riders a break after last year's service cuts and 6 percent fare hike. Yes, it is fortunate that BART will receive $26 million from the state as part of a transit financing deal the governor approved last month.
Golden Gate Bridge officials have changed evening commute lane configurations again to help appease drivers heading south from Marin. Traditionally there have been four lanes going north during the evening commute, but that changed in 2002 when officials split bridge lanes, three in each direction. That was because traffic counts showed increased southbound traffic and decreased northbound traffic.
David Pilpel, a regular at the SFMTA’s twice-monthly board of directors meetings, has filed for a hearing on the matter, claiming that the service reductions violate provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act guidelines.
A day after the California High-Speed Rail Authority released its most detailed engineering report for the Bay Area, Peninsula residents are beginning to figure out how the bullet train is likely to zip through their communities. The following is a city-by-city breakdown, from northern to central San Mateo County, detailing how engineers are trying to put together the puzzle of fitting four tracks along the existing two-track Caltrain corridor. An analysis of southern San Mateo County will follow next week.
Both the port’s maritime and airport divisions are turning in higher numbers, suggesting that cargo shipping and airline passenger volumes are on the rebound. For two consecutive years, the Port of Oakland laid off workers and slowed capital expenses at its airport and maritime operations. In the latest round of cuts last year, the port cut about 6 percent of its workforce, affecting workers represented by the SEIU and IBEW at the port and airport.>