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San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo. (CBS)

San Jose Mayor Asks Congress To Renew $105 Billion Transportation Bill To Help Fund BART Extension

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo and Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors president Dave Cortese took part in a rally at San Jose State University Thursday to urge Congress to renew a $105 billion national transportation bill that expires next month.

04/09/2015

Bay Area BikeShare

Bay Area Bike Share Program To See 10-Fold Expansion

The Bay Area Bike Share’s fleet of 700 turquoise bicycles, available for checkout at self-serve kiosks, will expand tenfold to 7,000 over the next two-and-a-half years.

04/08/2015

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Transportation Officials Approve $450,000 Contract To Study Electronic Tolling For All Bay Area Bridges

The Bay Bridge, along with six other state-owned bridges, may move to all-electronic tolling—just like the Golden Gate Bridge has for the past two years—as a decision to move ahead with study will be made on Wednesday.

03/10/2015

A Muni T-Third light rail streetcar crosses over the Islais Creek Channel heading southbound San Francisco. (lensovet/Wikimedia Commons)

San Francisco’s Mayor Lee Sheds Light On Financing Muni’s Light Rail Expansion

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee may have already announced a major expansion of Muni’s light-rail fleet, but at a news conference he said options to finance the multi-million dollar project are still being considered.

01/13/2015

Artist rendition of an attached bike path on the western portion of the Bay  Bridge. (Caltrans)

Toll Authority Votes To Spend $10 Million On Another Study Of Bay Bridge Bike Path To San Francisco

A $1.3 million study in 2011 showed that a bike path on western portion of the Bay Bridge would cost tens of millions of dollars. Now the Bay Area Toll Authority has voted unanimously to spend $10 million to commission another study on how to build that bike path.

11/12/2014

Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs

Funds Diverted From Other Caltrans Projects To Make Up For New Bay Bridge Span Deficit

The new Bay Bridge eastern span will likely end up at least $35 million in the red, and officials are shifting money from other completed Caltrans bridge projects to make up the difference.

11/03/2014

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Brentwood Tops Survey Of Bay Area Roads, Larkspur, St. Helena Get Failing Grade

Bay Area roads have been consistently mediocre for nearly a decade, according to data released Tuesday by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.

10/28/2014

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About The Bay: More Workers Means The Worst Commute In Bay Area History

With more people working in the Bay Area than ever before, one of the biggest strains is being noticed on the impact on traffic.

09/02/2014

Bay Area traffic jam (Photo by Sarah Rice/Getty Images)

MTC Uses High-Tech Traffic Reporting To Decongest Bay Area Freeways

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission believes that with these traffic reporting technologies, it will be possible to squeeze another 20 percent efficiency out of Bay Area freeways.

07/25/2014

Construction on the Central Subway Tunnel in San Francisco. (Photo by Anna Duckworth)

Congress Could Delay Bay Area Transportation Planning By Holding Up Federal Funds

The purchase of new BART cars, planning for new Muni Metro light rail vehicles and Caltrain electrification could be held up if Congress doesn’t reauthorize federal transportation funding by next week.

07/21/2014

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