Transportation News for November 4, 2016

East Bay Times: Golden Gate Bridge suicide barrier project has new $204 million funding plan Mercury News: Sunnyvale: Bike lanes and street improvements come to Maude Avenue Mercury News: Roadshow: Honking at carpool cheats gets a thumbs up (mostly) Santa Rosa Press Democrat: Willits Highway 101 bypass finally opens to traffic

News from the US DOT Office of Public Engagement

 News from the US DOT Office of Public Engagement 1)     Alternative Fuels Corridors 2)     DOT and Southwest Airlines Agreement re: Accessible Airport Kiosks for Persons with Disabilities 1)    Alternative Fuel Corridors: Advancing America’s 21st Century Transportation Network The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is establishing a national network of alternative fueling and […]

Transportation News for November 3, 2016

San Francisco Chronicle: Crumbling roads in SF, Oakland ranked worst in nation San Francisco Chronicle: Flywheel Taxi sues Uber for antitrust violations San Francisco Chronicle: Disability community: Don’t slow testing of self-driving cars East Bay Times: Commentary: Make BART do its bond measure right Mercury News: Roadshow: Highway 85 light-rail plan still alive Mercury News: Shocking new studies: Silicon Valley’s “megacommute” […]

Transportation News for November 2, 2016

San Francisco Chronicle: Bay Area voters asked to support transportation fixes San Francisco Chronicle: Lawyer says Draymond Green’s pro-BART ad violates election law East Bay Times: Winter blend gasoline on tap for California; will prices go down? East Bay Times: Oakland council approves demand-based pricing for downtown parking meters Mercury News: Roadshow: Are BART delays politically timed? Marin Independent Journal: Initial […]

Transportation News for November 1, 2016

San Francisco Chronicle: Swift Navigation aims for pinpoint GPS to guide autonomous cars Mercury News: Roadshow: Will these trouble spots make the Measure B list? Los Angeles Times: L.A.’s traffic battle plan: More rail, but also Uber, bicycles, cars and a lot more dense development Los Angeles Times: California’s electric-car rebates jump for lower-income buyers and vanish for more […]

Transportation News for October 31, 2016

Los Angeles Times: Car-crazy Los Angeles might have a few things to teach the smug Bay Area about mass transit Bloomberg: America Is Building More Three-Car Garages Than One-Bedroom Apartments Mercury News: Roadshow: San Jose testing app to improve traffic flow Mercury News: Roadshow: Can Germany solve Bay Area’s traffic woes? East Bay Times: Editorial and video: Reject BART’s Measure […]

BREAKING: USDOT Now Taking Applications for $850M in 2017 Fastlane Grants

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced Oct. 28 that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau is soliciting project applications through Dec. 15 for up to $850 million in a fiscal 2017 round of what the USDOT calls Fastlane grants. The name is an acronym that stands for “Fostering Advancements in Shipping and Transportation […]

WATCH Governor Brown: 53 is bad for CA

BREAKING: GOVERNOR BROWN LAUNCHES NEW AD OPPOSING PROP 53  Today, Governor Jerry Brown released an ad urging voters to defeat the dangerously flawed Proposition 53, the ballot measure that threatens local control and jeopardizes local infrastructure projects. “53 is paid for by one millionaire, but it’s opposed by almost everyone else — firefighters, nurses, newspapers […]

Transportation News for October 28, 2016

KPBS: Dependence On Cars Costs California $15B A Year, Report Says San Francisco Chronicle: Election could dramatically change BART board Mercury News: Roadshow: Should I feel guilty for helping nab carpool cheater? San Francisco Examiner: BART board approves ‘gold standard’ open data policy, despite misgivings Politico: Democrats eye post-election transportation session Mountain View Voice: Bike Share booted, but what will replace […]

Transportation News for October 27, 2016

San Francisco Chronicle: Our updated guide to biking the Bay Area’s bridges San Francisco Chronicle: Uber sees future of flying cars zooming over traffic San Francisco Chronicle: 9 things we learned from BART Director Nick Josefowitz’s Reddit AMA San Francisco Chronicle: Take heart: Good things happen in the city Planetizen: Bay Area Bike Share Renamed for New Sponsor: An Auto […]