Transportation News for April 28, 2017

San Francisco Chronicle: Despite critics’ bullets, train keeps on rolling San Francisco Chronicle: BART police chief: Spike in crime preceded teen mob robbery at Coliseum Mercury News: Milpitas BART Station to open in December, VTA says Mercury News: Roadshow: From dentures to a kayak, here’s what transit riders leave behind Marin Independent Journal: Corte Madera volunteers conceive bike-pedestrian overpass San […]

Energy News for April 28, 2017

NPR News: Trump To Sign Executive Order On Offshore Drilling And Marine Sanctuaries The Washington Post: The company behind the Dakota Access pipeline is in another controversy E&E News: Big, young power plants are closing. Is it a new trend? Quartz: West Virginia’s biggest utility just told the governor burning more coal is “not going to happen” Bloomberg News: Wind […]

California Water News for April 28, 2017

Sacramento Bee: Another Oroville Dam document is sealed – for now McClatchy Washington Bureau: The West has a tricky, expensive water problem – and even solving it is controversial Capital Public Radio News: California Senate Passes Bill That Would Boost Stormwater Capture … Government Technology: What Will It Take to Develop California’s Statewide Water Data … Scientific American: Rising Sea […]

Transportation News for April 27, 2017

San Francisco Examiner: 2nd conductor accused of pocketing cable car fares in SF San Francisco Chronicle: Cable cars may go cashless after second conductor arrested for allegedly stealing fares Mercury News: BART seeks arrest warrants after identifying teens in mob robbery Mercury News: Palo Alto: VTA should pay for shuttles to cover bus service cuts Mercury News: Got a gripe […]

Energy News for April 27, 2017

The Wall Street Journal: Oil Shortage Feared by 2020 as Discoveries Fall to Record Low Financial Times: Shale revolution casts shadow over longer-dated US oil futures Financial Times: Total approves its first energy project since the oil price crash Bloomberg News: Southern Challenged Over Executive Pay Amid Power Plant Delays New Orleans Times-Picayune: Entergy recharges its New Orleans East power […]

California Water News for April 27, 2017

Sacramento Bee: Despite drought’s end, conservation rules were still in place in California – until now Chico Enterprise Record: Oroville Dam: What experts found in DWR secret memos Oroville Mercury Register: Power industry consultant proposes dual design Oroville Dam spillway Chico Enterprise-Record: Experts review DWR secret memos The Mercury News: Oroville Dam: Mystery foam appears below damaged spillway Sierra Sun […]

HayWired Scenario Seeks to Improve Planning and Preparedness for the Next Big One

What if a magnitude 7.0 earthquake happens on the Hayward fault starting under Oakland, California, on 4/18/18 at 4:18 pm? That is the question guiding the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) HayWired project, which is taking an in-depth look at the scenario posed above. Stakeholders from across the Bay Area, including Bay Planning Coalition (BPC), met […]

Transportation News for April 26, 2017

San Francisco Chronicle: San Francisco fares and prices: 10 years ago versus today San Francisco Chronicle: A cooler way to see the sights of the city San Francisco Chronicle: BART keeps riders in dark about teen mob robbery East Bay Times: Audio dispatch of Oakland BART mob: ‘It’s a group of 50. They bum-rushed the entire train’ San Francisco […]

Energy News for April 26, 2017

Washington Examiner: Rick Perry approves first natural gas export project as secretary Albany Herald: Albany Utility Board recommends rate increases State Journal-Register: Pawnee residents question power plant’s environmental effects, financing Reuters: Rising wind power growth to be led by China over next five years Bloomberg News: Taxes No Longer Certain – And That’s Affecting Solar Deals Bloomberg News: Biggest U.S. Companies […]

California Water News for April 26, 2017

Associated Press: California Water Chief: Oroville Emergency Spillway Worked Sacramento Bee: Fixed before next big rains? Lawmakers quiz water officials on Oroville Dam repair FOX40: Months After Oroville Spillway Emergency, Lawmakers Aim to Prevent Similar Crisis Sacramento Bee: Oroville Dam secrecy helps further erode trust for big state projects CBS Sacramento: California Water Chief: Oroville Dam’s Emergency Spillway Worked Capital […]