Seminar on Critical Infrastructure Resiliency – Save the Date!

The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) of San Francisco will be hosting a seminar on Critical Infrastructure Resiliency on Thursday, October 13, 2016. The seminar will feature a panel discussion on resiliency planning for Bay Area cities, and a Workshop to introduce a framework on sustainable infrastructure planning, design, construction and maintenance. Confirmed speakers include: Allison […]

Transportation News for August 31, 2016

Phys.org: Researchers map the gentrification effects of transportation projects on low-income communities San Francisco Chronicle: BART offering riders perks to ease overcrowding on trains NBC: U.S. Transportation Secretary Lauds Work on Future BART Sites in Santa Clara County East Bay Times: Google to expand Waze carpooling service in San Francisco Sacramento Bee: Driving while stoned? California critics of pot initiative […]

PIANC August 2016 Newsletter

              August 2016  For many of us the summer recess has come to an end, the out of office messages have been switched off and it’s back to work again! Get ready for many interesting events on the agenda: the 4th International Ports and Terminal Engineering Congress, organised with […]

ACWA Members Encouraged to Take Action on Proposition 53

Proposition 53 Would Undermine Local Control and Water Projects AUGUST 30, 2016 ACWA Opposes “Cortopassi Initiative” on November Ballot Proposition 53, also known as the “Cortopassi Initiative,” will appear on the Nov. 8 ballot. If approved by the voters, the measure would amend the California Constitution to require statewide voter approval of infrastructure projects financed […]

Transportation News for August 30, 2016

Mercury News: Congressmen blast California’s high-speed rail plan  Santa Rosa Press Democrat: Santa Rosa bike lanes go green KQED: East Bay Lawmaker’s Opposition Sparks Fight Over BART Bond Measure Mass Transit: Meet BART’s Fleet: New Trains will Showcase Many Environmentally Friendly Features San Francisco Examiner: Muni’s new future fleet debuts on the factory floor Los Angeles Times: High-speed rail critics question […]

Transportation News for August 29, 2016

San Francisco Chroncile: Otto’s big rigs drive into autonomous future with Uber East Bay Times: Legislature whiffs on major issues like housing and transportation East Bay Times: More electric cars, more solar power expected as state struggles to reach tough new climate standards Mercury News: Talking cars finally ready for road Mercury News: Freedom Bridge in Santa Clara faces demolition […]

Transportation News for August 25, 2016

NBC: Nearly 100 ‘Smart’ Signs on I-80 to Ease Traffic Woes: Caltrans San Francisco Chronicle: Sen. Steve Glazer to vote ‘no’ on BART measure Los Angeles Daily News: Poor state of roads, bridges costs us dearly CBS: Bay Bridge Bike Path Connector Delayed Again

Transportation News for August 24, 2016

Mercury News: Roadshow: 15-hour-a-day carpool lanes coming to more Bay Area freeways San Francisco Examiner: SF reopens negotiations to expand car sharing Los Angeles Times: Uber and Lyft drivers could use rental cars under bill heading to the governor’s desk Sacramento Bee: Bill forcing drivers’ hands off smartphones awaits Gov. Jerry Brown SF Bay: Muni pressures cash riders toward Clipper […]

Transportation News for August 23, 2016

Mercury News: Who’s watching? Privacy groups warn changes to driverless vehicle bill could ease driver-data protections Mercury News: Roadshow: California’s lane-splitting law — scary or no big deal? Marin Independent Journal: Tiburon bus riders win partial victory in bid to save Route 8 O.C. Register: O.C. bus fare to drop for six-month test run

Transportation News for August 22, 2016

San Francisco Chronicle: Parking rates soar at SFO San Francisco Chronicle: Google still lurks in self-driving race with Uber and others East Bay Times: Commentary: BART needs billions to rebuild system Mercury News: Mountain bikers face battle from activists over trail access in East Bay watershed San Francisco Examiner: Muni awarded $45 million toward 10 new trains for future fleet […]