Pearls Newsletter for November 2018

November   2 0 1 8 Nuggets of Bay-Delta news—pearls in the ocean of information—curated by the reporters and editors of ESTUARY News magazine.      N E W S     The Nature Conservancy’s venture in growing food crops for wintering cranes on Staten Island is under fire from an unexpected source—the Wetlands Preservation […]

Transportation News for November 9, 2018

San Francisco Chronicle: Bay Area to build first hydrogen fuel-cell ferry San Francisco Business Times: First fuel-cell ferry to set sail in San Francisco Bay Area by next year East Bay Times: Electric scooters, bikes may be coming to Fremont next Vallejo Times Herald: San Francisco Bay Ferry launches mobile ticket app Mercury News: BART […]

Transportation News for November 8, 2018

San Francisco Chronicle: 10 Northern California road and transit projects spared the knife as Prop. 6 goes down Business Insider: Report: Ford buys Spin, a San Francisco scooter startup Wall Street Journal: Ford Buys Electric-Scooter Startup, Looking to Diversify Beyond Autos Mercury News: San Jose launching driverless car program Mercury News: Full moon, babies and […]

BPC Engages on BCDC Environmental Justice Effort

On October 4, BPC staff member Brianne Riley attended the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission’s (BCDC) Environmental Justice Working Group meeting. Topics of discussion included a timeline update on the Environmental Justice and Social Equity Bay Plan Amendment and BCDC’s Bay Plan Policies Regarding Public Access. These are efforts that we plan to […]

MTC Briefing: Road Repairs & Congestion; Awards Deadline; Free Bike Rides to the Polls

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Oakland port adds new massive cold-storage unit

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Transportation News for November 2, 2018

San Francisco Chronicle: Brown campaigning for pet cause: killing gas-tax repeal East Bay Times: Prop 6 struggles in polls — an omen for California Republicans? Mercury News: Repealing state gas tax increase is on ballot Tuesday: Roadshow KQED: 10 Things to Know About Proposition 6, the Gas Tax Repeal Initiative San Francisco Examiner: Bayview merchants […]

Transportation News for November 1, 2018

East Bay Times: E-scooter companies to pay to operate in Oakland Mercury News: Crystal Springs Bridge to re-open soon: Roadshow Mercury News: Battery problem prompts Lime to pull electric scooters off streets in LA, Tahoe, San Diego Sacramento Bee: Cost for new I Street Bridge hits $172 million after Coast Guard makes changes Los Angeles […]

Transportation News for October 31, 2018

San Francisco Chronicle: Waymo gets OK for robot cars in state; no humans needed Associated Press: AP: Waymo to test driverless cars in 5 Silicon Valley cities. Is your town one of them? San Francisco Chronicle: Bay Briefing: With automated vehicles, innovation can be a double-edged sword Sacramento Bee: City selects internationally well-known architect to […]

Water News for October 26, 2018

San Francisco Chronicle: Future of Flight Mercury News: Honda research arm cruises into north San Jose Mercury News: Why do Caltrans workers need so many road-blocking protectors? Mercury News: Ruling on independent contractors leaves California entrepreneurs in limbo Santa Rosa Press Democrat: SMART, Santa Rosa at loggerheads over Jennings Avenue pedestrian and bicycling crossing Associated […]