BART Placing $3.5 Billion Bond To Fix System On November BallotAfter years of focusing on system expansion, the BART Board of Directors is looking to completely rebuild the agency’s aging infrastructure and voted unanimously Thursday to place a $3.5 billion bond on the November ballot to fund the effort.
3 East Bay Overpasses Structurally Deficient, New Report SaysThree heavily traveled East Bay overpasses are on a list of structurally deficient bridges released by the American Road and Transportation Builders Association.
BART, America's Other Transportation Systems Showing Their Old AgeThe problems with BART this week is not isolated. Just yesterday, the DC Metro system similar to BART closed for the day so emergency inspections could be conducted.
Gov. Brown Proposes $65 Fee On Drivers As Part Of $3.6 Billion Plan To Fix HighwaysGov. Jerry Brown's administration is proposing to spend $3.6 billion a year for repairs to California's crumbling transportation infrastructure, with some of the money to come from a $65 annual fee on vehicle registrations and increases in diesel and gas taxes tied to inflation.
CA Lawmakers Considering First Gas Tax Hike In DecadesCalifornia lawmakers are considering a hike in the gas tax. It would be the first increase in 20 years.
Lawmakers Agree Fixing California's Roads And Bridges Is Essential But Not On How To Pay For ItThe state legislature is talking transportation -- specifically how to pay for much-needed repairs to the infrastructure. On Sunday, state senator Mark Leno discussed the challenges with KPIX 5's Phil Matier.
Drought Surcharge, Rate Increase Takes Effect For EBMUD CustomersEast Bay customers will pay more for their water now that a drought surcharge and rate increase has taken effect.
California Drought Taking Serious Toll On Aging Sewer System In San FranciscoCalifornia’s severe drought is taking a serious toll on San Francisco’s aging sewer system.
BART Could See More Breakdowns On Tracks, Needs More Than $4 Billion To Upgrade InfrastructureBART officials said the 10-inches of rail broke on a newer section of tracks, and the rails like the cars badly need to be replaced.
California Assembly Speaker Wants Drivers To Pay $52 Annual Fee For Road RepairsMost California drivers would pay an extra $52 a year under a top lawmaker's proposal for transportation funding.
Central Coast Town To Launch Desalination Project In Response To Drought EmergencyThe Pacific Coast tourist town of Cambria has seized the drought emergency as an opportunity to build a long-desired desalination plant.
Residents Displaced, Homes Damaged When 16-Inch Water Main Breaks In Oakland's Glenview DistrictAbout 20 EBMUD customers were without water service due to a water main break Sunday morning that resulted in property damage in Oakland's Glenview district.