Only 3 Of Top 20 Critical Transportation Projects Funded In CaliforniaBay Area transit planners have a long list of critical transportation projects that need to be done, and done soon, but there isn’t anywhere near enough money to fund them.
$1.3 Million Set Aside For Temporary Sunnyvale Winter Homeless ShelterThe Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors approved funding on Tuesday for a temporary winter shelter and has their eyes set on a site in Sunnyvale, where the City Council has yet to make a decision on moving forward with the plan.
East Oakland Football Coach Helping Students Stay Fed Through CrowdsourcingWith pre-season football upon us, Bay Area High School fields are busy with two a day practices, but in East Oakland, in one of the poorest neighborhoods, one coach is trying to raise a team with kids that often don't see three meals a day.
Funding Request For New Jail In San Jose ClearedThe Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors has voted to support an application to request state money to fund a new jail facility in San Jose.
UC Berkeley Receives Funding To Boost Early Earthquake Warning System DevelopmentThe U.S. Geological Survey has awarded $4 million to four universities in the Pacific Northwest and California to boost the development of earthquake early warning systems.
Questionable Crowdfunding Campaigns May Be New Easy Money For ScammersFrom politics to potato salad, even a trip to Mars, you can raise money for just about any product with crowdfunding, but those products don’t always make it into the hands of backers.
Downtown San Jose Coffee Cart To Be Staffed By Homeless Receives Foundation FundingA mobile coffee cart staffed by the homeless is just one idea getting a jolt of funding in San Jose. It’s one of 13 projects aimed at making downtown San Jose more user friendly.
Uber May Be Going Public Soon As Tech Giant Reportedly Seeks $1B Credit LineUber is reportedly making financial moves that signal an eventual public offering of the ridesharing company.
No UC Tuition Hikes For Next 2 Years As Part Of Governor Brown’s Revised BudgetThis comes after months of negotiations and lobbying by President Napolitano for more funding from the state, to avoid tuition hikes of up to 5 percent in each of the next five years.
Voter-Approved $48 Million Announced To Be Dedicated To San Francisco Muni ImprovementsSan Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced $48 million in new voter-approved funding for the city’s transit system on Monday. The money will go toward improvements for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and the hiring of 244 people.
BART May Ask Taxpayers For The Billions It Needs To Keep Trains RunningBART needs billions of dollars just to keep the trains running in the future, and the transit agency may end up asking the public to foot the bill.
Sonoma, Marin County Residents Get First Glimpse Of SMART Commuter Train In CotatiMarin and Sonoma County officials and residents got their first look at the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit commuter trains that are scheduled to begin trips between the two counties starting in 2016.