Phil Matier

Road Work

Lawmakers Agree Fixing California’s Roads And Bridges Is Essential But Not On How To Pay For It

The 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.

08/16/2015

Matier in the Morning

Talking Politics: An Unsweet Sixteen Versus The Donald; City Cyclists Keep On Rollin’

Topic A among politics analysts remains Donald Trump’s surprising rise in national voter-opinion polls… In San Francisco, bicyclists demand the freedom to roll past stop signs.

08/02/2015

The Opening Ceremony at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. (photo by Steve Powell / Staff)

L.A., Bay Area Consider Joint Bid To Bring 2024 Olympics To California

With Boston out of the bidding, the dream of the 2024 Olympic games in California could still become a reality.

07/29/2015

Entrance to a BART station in downtown San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Could BART Finally Reopen Its Bathrooms At Underground Stations?

The bathroom at the 10 stations have been closed since the September 11 terrorist attacks.

06/25/2015

City Hall Centennial

Former Mayor Willie Brown Basks In Glow Of City Hall Centennial Anniversary

KCBS, KPIX and Chronicle Insider is joined by former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown who played a pivotal role in getting San Francisco’s City Hall in the tip-top shape it’s in today as the building celebrates its 100-year anniversary.

06/19/2015

(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Eliminating Nearly 1,600 Parking Spots To Make Room For Pedestrians, Cyclists And Parklets

San Francisco is scheduled to remove almost 1,600 parking spaces over the next few years for projects ranging from the new Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit line to more parklets

06/01/2015

Jerry Brown Interview

California Democrats And Republicans Could Agree To Hike Gas Tax

California’s $59 billion backlog of roadway maintenance projects has Governor Jerry Brown fed up and seeking to raise the state’s gas tax, which hasn’t been increased since the early ’90s.

05/26/2015

Airbnb logo

Two Sides Clash Over Conflicting Reports On Airbnb’s Impact On SF’s Housing Market

Two new reports looking into the impact short-term rental companies such as Airbnb have had on housing in San Francisco have come to different conclusions.

05/19/2015

One rendering of the Coliseum City project which includes the current Oracle Arena and new baseball and football stadiums. (City of Oakland)

Coliseum Official: Deal For New Oakland Raiders Stadium ‘Gurgling Blood’

A Coliseum official close to the talks for a new Raiders stadium in Oakland is saying the deal is “gurgling blood”, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

05/18/2015

Interstate 280 in San Francisco's Mission Bay would be razed in a new proposal being pushed by Mayor Ed Lee. (Google Maps)

Tearing Down I-280 Freeway In SF Could Be ‘Game Changer’ For Commuters, Real Estate

KCBS, KPIX and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier reports San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is shopping plans to tear down a portion of Interstate 280 near Mission Bay to make room for more development.

05/11/2015

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