During a budget hearing Tuesday night, Burlingame council members said they fear the bullet train could "ruin" the community, particularly the downtown. Officials said they were willing to dip into the city's depleted reserves to fund the lobbying bid, saying it would be needed for just one year. Early estimates were that the extra staff needed for the effort would cost $200,000.
The BART board today awarded a $5.2 million contact to spruce up the Pleasant Hill station with new lighting, signs, paint, bicycle storage area and two new staircases for emergency exits.
The California Transportation Commission allocated $69.4 million today to repave the deteriorating road surface on Interstate 680 in the San Ramon Valley....Some of the $185 million approved for 43 projects statewide today comes from a $19.9 billion transportation bond measure that California voters approved in 2006.
Oakland officials said Thursday they have stopped the unequal practice of issuing tickets for certain violations in some neighborhoods while issuing courtesy notices in others....The announcements came in response to an article in The Chronicle on Thursday, which exposed an internal city memorandum that directed parking officers to issue tickets to cars parked in the wrong direction or on sidewalks anywhere in the city except for two wealthy neighborhoods - Montclair and Broadway Terrace.
The Teamsters union and environmental activists have formed an unlikely and outspoken alliance aiming to clear the air in American ports, and perhaps bolster the Teamsters’ ranks in the process. The labor-green alliance is getting under the trucking industry’s skin by asserting that short-haul trucking companies working in ports — and not the truck drivers, who are often considere
South Africa has erased apartheid from its statute books, but the racist schemes of white minority rule remain engraved on the landscape in an extreme form of residential segregation. Millions of blacks still live in townships far from centers of commerce and employment. Those with jobs, like Mrs.
Oakland parking officers were ordered to avoid enforcing neighborhood parking violations in two of the city's wealthier neighborhoods but told to continue enforcing the same violations in the rest of the city, according to a city memo obtained by The Chronicle.
Nearly a third of older-model cars stopped for roadside smog tests in Southern California failed them, despite having received a passing grade at inspection stations within a year, a state audit has found.
San Jose would be hit hardest, according to consultants at SH&E, a Virginia-based aviation firm the Metropolitan Transportation Commission contracted to study the bullet train's impact on Bay Area airports....SH&E forecasts that by 2035, San Jose would lose 12 percent of its projected passengers because of high-speed rail, followed by a 9 percent diversion at Oakland and a 4 percent loss at San Francisco.
The report commissioned by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission says high-speed trains would reduce the airports' passenger load by 6 million people by 2035.