Transportation News for February 23, 2015

San Francisco Chronicle: 2nd Transbay Tube needed, task force says Santa Rosa Press Democrat: Segment of SMART bike path moving forward in Rohnert Park Marin Independent Journal: SMART to have zoned fares when service begins in 2016 Marin Independent Journal: Marin IJ Editorial: Three years to reopen a Richmond bridge lane? Sacramento Bee: AM Alert: Social services, transportation funding battles […]

Energy News for February 20, 2015

Fuel Fix: Oil exports would strengthen output, investment, jobs, exec says Industry Week: U.S. shale boom to continue over next 20 years, BP says Rigzone: Survey: Most oil, gas CEOs see more threats to their companies’ growth Oil & Gas Journal: NGL Energy Partners to expand Grand Mesa oil pipeline capacity POLITICO Morning Energy for 2/20/2015 By Darius Dixon, […]

Transportation News for February 20, 2015

Double-decker bus to be tested on routes in East Bay San Francisco Chronicle Bay Area’s riskiest on-ramps keep hearts racing San Francisco Chronicle Build required S.F. affordable housing here, Oakland mayor says San Francisco Chronicle Gas prices jump after Torrance refinery explosion Los Angeles Times   POLITICO Morning Transportation for 2/20/2015 By Heather Caygle, with help […]

Transportation News for February 19, 2015

POLITICO By Heather Caygle With help from Kevin Robillard OPEN SEASON ON OPEN SKIES: Congress may not be in town this week but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t any transpo drama – the fight over Open Skies has kicked into overdrive. Kevin has more: “What started as a relative skirmish between American airlines and […]

Transportation News for February 18, 2015

Bill to require bike helmets intrigues but needs work San Francisco Chronicle BART to develop technology to protect trackside workers from trains Contra Costa Times Dick Spotswood: How many bicyclists will ride across Richmond bridge? Marin Independent Journal POLITICO Morning Transportation for 2/18/2015  By Heather Caygle, With help from Kathryn A. Wolfe and Kevin Robillard BIDEN, […]

Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment for Caltrans Amendments

State Water Resources Control Board: Attached here is a Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on the proposed Amendment to Statewide Storm Water Permit for State of California Department of Transportation Proposed Revision of Areas of Special Biological Significance Priority Discharge Monitoring Locations. In the Notice you will also find a link to the proposed amendments […]

Transportation News for February 17, 2015

POLITICO By Heather Caygle and Kathryn A. Wolfe With help from Kevin Robillard DRONE (RULES) FLY: In a holiday surprise, the FAA pushed out its much-anticipated proposed rule to allow businesses to legally use drones, along with a presidential memo intended to help address privacy issues. (Sources say it was rushed out Sunday morning because […]

Transportation News for February 13, 2015

POLITICO By Heather Caygle With help from Kevin Robillard, Brian Faler and Kathryn A. Wolfe LAWMAKERS TAKE ON METRO SAFETY: House lawmakers are ready to take on Metro today in the first Hill hearing on the mid-January smoke accident that left one woman dead and sent dozens of others to the hospital. The joint hearing, […]

Controller Betty Yee to be a Keynote Speaker at 15th Annual CA Maritime Leadership Symposium

Third Keynote Speaker – Just Announced! Betty T. Yee California State Controller State Controller Betty T. Yee was elected in November 2014, following two terms of service on the Board of Equalization. As Controller, she continues to serve the Board as its fifth voting member. Ms. Yee was first elected to the Board of Equalization […]

Transportation News for February 12, 2015

POLITICO By Heather Caygle With help from Kevin Robillard and Kathryn A. Wolfe MT EXCLUSIVE: THE RED STATE REUNION TOUR – Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is hitting the road again to drum up grass-roots support for infrastructure funding. Next Tuesday, the DOT chief is kicking off a multistate bus tour that will snake along the […]