America's Cup preparations under way for the bay

Almost 500,000 people could crowd onto the shores of San Francisco and Marin to watch sailboats whiz past Alcatraz in a race for the America’s Cup, according to the first complete look at the unique benefits – and headaches – the event will bring to the city. The draft environmental impact report, released Monday, is […]

Chairman Gibbs opening speech on RAMP Act

On Friday, 8 July 2011, the Water Resources and Environment Subcommitteeheld a hearing on H.R. 104, the RAMP Act.  Congressman Boustany was thefirst witness, followed by Gary Lagrange, President and CEO of the Port ofNew Orleans, Jim Weakley, President of Lake Carriers, and Bonnie Adams,Executive Director of the Long Island Fishermen Association.  Following theexcellent testimony […]

Feds just released the National Economic Trends report

Just released is the National Economic Trends report by the St Louis Federal Reserve. Considered it a chartbook for the US economy.Overall picture is of an economy that is slowly working its way out of a very deep hole. Year to date it seems that inventory restocking and exports have been the main drivers of […]

Record Scrap Metal Exports Recorded at Port of Redwood City

Port of Redwood City Executive Director Mike Giari announced last week that cargo tonnage for the fiscal year 2010-2011 at the Port of Redwood City was 871,940 metric tons, up 3.5 percent over the prior year, due to record exports of scrap metal. Sims Metals exported nearly 445,000 metric tons from July 1, 2010, through […]

Workshop on Nutrient Science and Management in San Francisco Bay | San Francisco Estuary Institute

Last week Bay Planning Coalition was well represented at the Nutrient workshop that was held in Berkeley.  Not only was the Executive Director in attendance, as were a number of member companies.  The presentations from the workshop are currently available on the following website:  Workshop on Nutrient Science and Management in San Francisco Bay | […]

Transportation Research Board E-newsletter

The Transportation Research E-Newsletter is a free weekly electronic service designed to keep individuals up-to-date on TRB activities and to highlight selected transportation research related activities taking place at the federal and state levels, and within the academic and international transportation communities. Click here or on the image below to read the latest issue.  

Coastal California developers now must consider sea-level rise: Sacramento Bee

If developer Dan Johnson and his team finally earn approval to revitalize a derelict lumber mill’s 240-acre company town on the shores of Humboldt County, they’ll be building homes with first floors 32 feet above ground. The state’s scientific advisers expect rising sea levels will hasten most of the California coastline’s eastward push as it […]

Working and Living in a Port City: Cal State Long Beach Seminar

Our friends at Cal State Long Beach are holding a seminar series this summer. Learn about the ports and their impact on the community, international trade, and jobs. Seminar A (July 5, 2011): Ports: Local Actors and Global Trade Seminar B (July 12, 2011): Ports: Gateway to International Trade Seminar C (July 13, 2011): Careers: The Key to Success […]

National Ocean Council releases draft Strategic Action Plan

The National Ocean Council recently released draft Strategic Action Plan outlines for the nine priority objectives, and the Council is accepting comments on these content outlines during a 30-day public comment period. In addition, the National Ocean Council is organizing regional public listening sessions to provide opportunities for input early on the drafting process for […]

Hearing on H.R. 104 – The Realize America's Maritime Promise (RAMP) Act

Date of Hearing: July 8, 2011 Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building Briefing Memo This hearing of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. and will be immediately followed by a markup of H.R. 104.  Both the hearing and the markup will be webcast live. Witness Testimonies PANEL 1 The Honorable Charles Boustany (R-LA) […]