Washington Post: Trump team plans for infrastructure ‘task force’ to advance top spending priority

By Juliet Eilperin and Steven Mufson, Washington Post, Dec. 20, 2016 President-elect Donald Trump is preparing to create an infrastructure “task force” that will help carry out the ambitious federal spending program he intends to undertake upon taking office, according to several individuals briefed on his plans. Key members of Trump’s team — including his son-in-law Jared Kushner, […]

Potholed Bay Area Roads Ranked Worst in Nation

As SFGate reported this week, the Bay Area’s crumbling roads have been ranked as the worst of any urban region in the nation by Washington, D.C.-based transportation research group Think. According to Think’s study, “Bumpy Roads Ahead: America’s Roughest Rides and Strategies to Make our Roads Smoother,” 71% of the roads in the San Francisco […]

No on Prop 53 Riding Wave of Support On Election Eve

Contact: Steven Maviglio, 916-607-8340 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NO ON PROP 53 CAMPAIGN GETS BOOST FROM GOVERNOR BROWN, BROAD COALITION AND EDITORIAL SUPPORT ON ELECTION EVE SACRAMENTO – As voters head to the polls next tomorrow, the No on 53 campaign continues to ride a wave of momentum. “Voters understand that Prop 53 takes away local […]

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 18, 2016

  Mercury News: Stuck in traffic, Santa Clara County voters weigh transportation tax  San Francisco Examiner: New ‘Subway Vision’ maps show tunnels of the future Pleasanton Weekly: New Bay Bridge on-off ramps at Treasure Island open next week

STOCKTON RECORD EDITORIAL: VOTE NO ON PROPOSITION 53

Contact: Steven Maviglio, 916-607-8340 For Immediate Release STOCKTON RECORD EDITORIAL: VOTE NO ON PROPOSITION 53 Even proponent’s hometown paper joins nearly every other newspaper in the State in opposing destructive measure SACRAMENTO – The Stockton Record, the hometown newspaper of Proposition 53 proponent Dino Cortopassi, is urging its readers to vote no on the statewide […]

Transportation News for October 14, 2016

San Francisco Chronicle: BART’s future on line: Can transit system gain voters’ trust? Capital Public Radio: State Testing Ways To Tax Road Usage, Separate From The Gas Tax East Bay Times: Fremont: Opening date of Warms Springs station remains a mystery Mercury News: BART proposes ‘one-stop shop’ open data portal Santa Rosa Press Democrat: SMART launch likely to be delayed […]

Transportation News for October 12, 2016

KQED: Bay Bridge East Span Bike Path: It’s Done, but Not Open Just Yet   San Francisco Chronicle: Uber dominates U.S. ride market, report says Mercury News: Roadshow: More Dumbarton FasTrak lanes wanted East Bay Times: D’Souza: VTA should build light rail, not spend on roads Daily Californian: Candidates run for AC Transit, BART boards of directors California Political Review: Eber: […]

MTC Opposes Proposition 53

Contact: Steven Maviglio, 916-607-8340 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION OPPOSES PROP 53 Measure Threatens Local Control for Transportation, Infrastructure Projects SACRAMENTO – The agency that oversees planning, financing and coordinating transportation for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area is the latest local government group to unanimously oppose Prop 53, a measure on the November […]

Transportation News for September 27, 2016

San Francisco Examiner: Golden Gate Ferry’s fall service sees trips eliminated, shifted Sacramento Bee: California expands restrictions for phone use while driving KATC: California Pilot Program Providing Commuters With Tax-Free Transit Benefits Becomes Permanent KATC: Rail~Volution 2016 Conference Comes To San Francisco Bay Area In October