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2 Out Of 5 In Bay Area Ditch Landlines, 70% Want More Wireless Towers

With a majority of Bay Area residents relying on smartphones, a new poll found widespread support for upgraded communications networks. The survey also found a majority in favor of improving the area’s aging energy infrastructure.

05/29/2014

Cars drive drive along U.S. 101 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Study Finds California Road Conditions Deteriorating Faster Than Other States

California’s roadways are going downhill, about as fast as any state in the union, according to a study released Thursday by the Reason Foundation.

02/21/2013

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Opinion: We Must Fix Our Crumbling Infrastructure

Most Americans who traveled during this Thanksgiving holiday came face to face with an American reality: while there is much to be thankful for, our infrastructure is not one of those things.

11/26/2012

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Santa Clara County Schools Get Boost From Bond Measures

Four bond measures in Santa Clara County all passed on election night Tuesday.

06/06/2012

A power cable from a vehicle charging station is seen plugged into the side of a Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid August 25, 2010 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Car Makers Say California Electric Car Industry Running On All Cylinders

FREMONT (KCBS) – Electric vehicle sales in California have taken off, industry officials said Friday as they urged state leaders to ensure there is infrastructure to support the growing number of electric vehicles. General Motors […]

05/18/2012

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Aging BART Car Maintenance Requiring 24-Hour Operation

It takes mechanics operating 24 hours a day to keep the current fleet of BART cars on the rails, but transit officials say it’s getting more difficult by the day to keep the fleet operating.

02/08/2012

The power goes for a second time causing a 16-minute delay before play is resumed at the 12:13 mark in the second quarter between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on December 19, 2011 in San Francisco.  (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Candlestick Outage Highlights Vulnerability Of US Electrical System

Monday’s Candlestick Park power outage highlighted the vulnerability of the country’s electrical system according to a UC Berkeley professor of civil engineering.

12/21/2011

Senator Barbara Boxer

Sen. Boxer Touts New Transportation Bill in Oakland, Talks New Jobs

Sen. Barbara Boxer was in Oakland Tuesday to promote a new transportation bill and to push for a revamped piece of the jobs bill that was recently voted down by Republicans.

10/26/2011

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Newark Looks To Bond Measure To Improve Aging Schools

Newark school officials are focused on a $65 million bond measure as a way to bring much-needed improvements to its schools.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/01/2011

BART subway cars sit idle in train yard in Hayward, (AP)

National Report Questions Quality Of Bay Area Infrastructure

Most of us are aware that our country’s infrastructure could use a little work, but a new report reveals just how bad things really are, including in portions of the Bay Area.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/18/2011

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