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Construction on the new Bay Bridge eastern span. (Caltrans)

Fix For Broken Bay Bridge Rods To Cost $1 Million

Fixing problems caused when nearly three dozen steel rods broke on a new span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge will cost about $1 million, a state transportation official said.

04/02/2013

Members of the media inspect the new Bay Bridge Eastern Span following the "load transfer" process (KCBS)

Bay Bridge Officials Hopeful About Fix For Broken Bolts

Within the next two weeks, transportation officials are hoping to have a design fix for broken bolts on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge ready for review. Officials said there is also plenty of money to cover the repairs.

03/29/2013

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)

Officials Say Defective Bolts Shouldn’t Delay New Bay Bridge Opening

Transportation officials said that they’re troubled by the discovery of problems with 32 large bolts on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge, but they are confident that the problem can be fixed in time for the bridge to open on schedule over the Labor Day weekend. They also sought to reassure the public that the bridge will be safe when it opens.

03/27/2013

World's Largest Self-Anchored Suspension Bridge

Giant Bolts Snap On New Bay Bridge Eastern Span

With less than six months until the scheduled opening of the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge, more than two dozen giant bolts holding the $6.4 billion bridge together have reportedly snapped.

03/27/2013

A car travels along the express lane on northbound Interstate 680 in Fremont. (Metropolitan Transportation Commission)

Phil Matier: Bay Area Express Lane Network Plan Picking Up Steam

Transportation planners are moving forward on the first phase of a major regional project to create a network of express lanes along Bay Area highways.

02/25/2013

Eastbound Lanes of New Bay Bridge

Toll Authority Committee Approves $5.6M For New Bay Bridge Celebration

$5.6 million was approved to be spent on the new Bay Bridge celebration to be held over Labor Day Weekend, but now final approval goes before the full MTC board.

02/13/2013

New Bay Bridge

Toll Money Likely To Fund Much Of New Bay Bridge Celebration

Bay Area transit planners want to use public money for the estimated $5.6 million opening ceremony of the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge over Labor Day weekend.

02/07/2013

VTA light rail

Santa Clara VTA To Offer Reduced Fares For Low-Income Customers

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission has awarded the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority with $1.3 million for a two-year pilot program offering reduced fares for low-income customers.

02/05/2013

California State Capitol

Phil Matier: New Push To Trim Majority Needed To Raise Taxes

It’s long been the talk of Sacramento – and beyond – but now it appears the State of California may be closer than ever before to adjusting the percentage of support needed to approve sales tax measures on California ballots, from two-thirds of the vote to just 55%.

01/08/2013

San Francisco Muni bus, 9 San Bruno

Plan To Offer Free Youth Rides On SF Muni Dealt Another Blow

San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener has proposed that $6.7 million go towards maintenance on Muni rather than a pilot program for free passes for low-income youth.

11/19/2012

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