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Mark DeSaulnier

Mark DeSaulnier

East Bay Lawmaker Helps Grandmother, Boy Tied Up In Home Invasion

A state senator who on Sunday helped rescue a woman and her grandson following an armed home invasion robbery in Concord said Monday the crime was “unacceptable.”

02/24/2014

A worker stands near rows of bolts that hold a steel sheath on a column of the newly constructed eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: $270K Study To Improve Caltrans Lacks Specifics

When the bad bolts for the Bay Bridge’s eastern became big news, Gov. Jerry Brown commissioned a transportation group from the University of Wisconsin to study Caltrans—at the cost of $270,000—and last week, their findings were released in a report.

02/03/2014

Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs

State Senate Holds Hearing Over Bay Bridge Construction Flaws

Several engineers testified Friday at a hearing in Sacramento that more safety testing should have been done before the new Eastern Span of the Bay Bridge opened up.

01/24/2014

State Sen. Mark DeSaulnier (California State Senate Majority Caucus)

East Bay State Sen. Mark DeSaulnier To Run For Rep. George Miller’s Congressional Seat

State Sen. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) declared on Monday that he will run for congressional seat just hours after Rep. George Miller announced his retirement.

01/14/2014

Workers Pave SF-Oakland Bay Bridge As Delays Continue

Bill Would Let Independent Experts Examine Bay Bridge

Independent experts could examine the new span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge without fear that they would be sued under a bill sent to Gov. Jerry Brown.

08/26/2013

A view of the roadway on the new Bay Bridge eastern span. (CBS)

Lawmakers Demand To Know Incentives For Bay Bridge Contractors

Lawmakers want officials overseeing construction of the new eastern portion of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge to disclose any incentives promised to contractors if the span opens as planned on Labor Day weekend.

06/12/2013

The completed skyway of the new Bay Bridge eastern span. (Caltrans)

Report Shows Bay Bridge Review Panelists Have Conflicts Of Interest

An investigation has found apparent conflicts of interest involving some of the experts asked to conduct a technical review of the tower foundation for the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

05/01/2013

Artist's conception of a California high-speed rail train. (California High-Speed Rail Authority)

Lawmaker Pushing Long-Term California Rail Plan

High-speed rail is on its way to California even though polls show that a majority of residents don’t want it. Now, State senator Mark DeSaulnier of Concord said that he believes there should be a comprehensive rail plan in place to guide future decisions.

04/04/2012

California High-Speed Rail

California High-Speed Rail Authority Undergoes Leadership Shakeup

Just days after the release of a scathing critique of the bullet train project, the chief executive officer of the California High-Speed Rail Authority announced he was stepping down.

01/13/2012

Mark DeSaulnier

State Lawmaker Pushes To Delay MTC Oakland-To-SF Move

State Senator Mark DeSaulnier wants to put the brakes on a move by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission from Oakland to San Francisco.

12/14/2011

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