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Big Ideas Sought for Oakland Bay Bridge Park

With the new eastern span of the bridge scheduled to open in 2013, government planners are floating the idea of a much different role for the 1.5-mile-long strip: a park that would celebrate the bridge and the region, with attractions scaled to the immense cranes of the nearby Port of Oakland...."It's a challenging site, but ... this could be a park unlike any in the world," said Karen Alschuler of Perkins + Will, the architecture firm hired by nine public agencies to oversee a design process expected to take at least a year.

Latest Attempt to Reform San Francisco's Muni

In 1999, the year after the infamous "Muni meltdown" unraveled public confidence in San Francisco's transit system, city voters gave overwhelming support to a ballot measure that promised to "reform the Municipal Railway once and for all."...Three times in the past two decades San Francisco voters have approved measures that promised to improve Muni, the Bay Area's busiest transit system with a daily ridership nearing 700,000...Supervisor Sean Elsbernd has proposed an initiative for the November election that would address the salaries, benefits and work rules for Muni operators, who now ar

MTC Informational Session March 10 to Review Plans to Cut Emissions

 The Metropolitan Transportation Commission is holding a public meeting for Bay Area residents to learn more about and comment on plans for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from cars and light trucks....The MTC and the Association of Bay Area Governments are hosting the workshop in conjunction with the California Air Resources Board, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission.

Runway Closure at JFK Expected to Impact Fliers Across the USA

The main runway closes for reconstruction at today at New York JFK, a move that threatens to disrupt travelers across the USA for four months. The Associated Press writes "with about one-third of the airport's traffic and half of its departures being diverted to three smaller runways, planes will wait on longer lines on the ground for takeoffs and in the air for landings.


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