Transportation (News)

Bay Area to Receive Funds for Freight Transportation

Submitted by News Desk on Fri, 04/11/2008 - 10:00pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (KCBS) -- The Bay Area is getting a large slice of $3 billion that will go toward streamlining freight transportation in California.

Northern California is getting $825 million from the Trade Corridor Improvement Fund and it will be shared by at least six local projects.

The money comes from Proposition 1B, a $20 billion transportation bond measure approved by voters.

Dan Walters: California growth will lead to more development conflicts

Submitted by News Desk on Sat, 04/05/2008 - 10:00pm

California's housing meltdown is wreaking economic and personal havoc, but it won't last forever.

The state's ever-growing population will soak up the now-vacant housing units in a year or two, and home building will resume, driven by the inexorable demand. Generally speaking, California needs about 200,000 units of new housing – single-family homes, apartments, condos or mobile homes – each year.

Poll: Make gas guzzlers pay higher fees

Submitted by News Desk on Wed, 04/02/2008 - 10:00pm

Californians support the idea of charging "green" vehicle fees that would make drivers of gas guzzlers pay higher taxes and offer discounts for those driving less-polluting vehicles, according to a survey by a transportation researcher at San Jose State University.


City looks to unload costly Parkway

Submitted by News Desk on Wed, 03/26/2008 - 10:00pm

The busy, 91/2-mile Richmond Parkway is so expensive to maintain that city officials hope to persuade the state to eventually take it over.

It costs about $500,000 a year to take care of the traffic lights, street lights and road, a price tag that could rise to $1 million one day, City Engineer Rich Davidson said.

AC Transit Sets Hearing for Fare Increase

Submitted by admin on Tue, 03/18/2008 - 4:39pm

The embattled AC Transit District is considering its fifth fare change in the last 13 years, with a possible increase in adult fares of as much as 25 cents and increases to the youth and senior passes coming as early as this summer.

AC Transit adult fares are currently set at $1.75. A public hearing on the proposed increase has been set for Wednesday, May 21, 4 p.m., at a location yet to be determined.

Bridge board vote was a needed step

Submitted by News Desk on Sun, 03/16/2008 - 10:00pm
THE GOLDEN GATE Bridge District board has bought some much-needed time regarding a new Doyle Drive. And time certainly means money.

The bridge board voted 10-8 to approve a carefully phrased "congestion pricing" plan that is primarily designed to preserve a $158 million federal transportation grant for the Bay Area.


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