Transportation News for September 14, 2016

San Francisco Chronicle: Uber’s robot taxis hit the road for passengers in Pittsburgh East Bay Times: Editorial: Reject BART’s $3.5 billion bond measure SPCR: Metro says Expo Line to Santa Monica converted solo drivers to transit users NBC: Unprecedented Toll Considered for Popular ‘Crooked’ Lombard Street in San Francisco Fiscal Times: Why Your Highway Carpool Lane Is Slowing Down

Transportation News for September 9, 2016

San Francisco Chronicle: Bay Bridge rainy-day fund runs low, leaving toll-payers on hook San Francisco Chronicle: 3 mayors brave BART to promote bond measure East Bay Times: Prices to increase for ACE passengers East Bay Times: Borenstein: BART tax could quadruple original claim Marin Independent Journal: Novato, San Rafael seek SMART quiet zones for train horns Fairfield Daily Republic: Suisun City […]

Transportation News for September 8, 2016

San Francisco Chronicle: Major job losses feared when self-driving cars take to the road San Francisco Chronicle: Judge’s ruling roadblock for plans to widen Highway 1 in Pacifica San Francisco Chronicle: Court ruling deals blow to 385,000 Uber drivers East Bay Times: Potholes: The sales pitch for the VTA’s Measure B tax The Registry: Fremont Sets a Game Plan to […]

Transportation News for September 7, 2016

San Francisco Chronicle: Mini-Bay Bridge will stretch over downtown San Francisco  Mercury News: Alameda: $45 million ferry facility to break ground  Mercury News: BART to San Jose train testing means rails will be electrified and dangerous Marin Independent Journal: Richmond-San Rafael Bridge commute relief due in October 2017 Santa Rosa Press Democrat: Rural Napa Vine Trail segment unofficially open

Transportation News for September 6, 2016

KPCC: Pay by the mile or at the pump? A gas tax experiment  San Francisco Chronicle: One man has filed almost 300 complaints about tech buses in San Francisco San Francisco Chronicle: Golden Gate Bridge is a testament to workers East Bay Times: California fails to extend green sticker program for plug-in hybrids Mercury News: How California driver racked up […]

Transportation News for September 1, 2016

San Francisco Chronicle: BART set to turn down the volume on screeching trains  East Bay Times: BART Perks pilot pays riders who avoid the most crowded morning rush hour  Marin Independent Journal: SMART urged to provide more bike parking  Marin Independent Journal: Golden Gate ferry slips oldest on the bay, analysis shows  San Francisco Examiner: Muni monthly pass fare rises […]

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 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 […]