Steve Heminger

Traffic flows across the new eastern span of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge on the morning after the official opening of the bridge on September 3, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

MTC Chief Says Traffic On New Bay Bridge Will Improve

Metropolitan Transportation Commission Executive Director Steve Heminger said Wednesday that traffic on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge continues to be slow but he expects it to be faster in the long run.

09/11/2013

Bicyclists and pedestrians head westbound along the new Bay Bridge bike path. (CBS)

Phil Matier: Cycling Advocates Push For Bay Bridge Bike Path Extension

Bicycling advocates have been dreaming of extending the bike and pedestrian path on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge to the western span. Next month that dream could inch slightly forward to reality.

09/05/2013

The proposed Transbay Tower, which would be the tallest building in San Francisco (Transbay Transit Center)

Cost To Build SF Transit Center Rises By $300M

Steve Heminger, executive director of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, said that money earmarked for future projects will be used to pay for the increase.

07/25/2013

New Bay Bridge

The New Bay Bridge: Is It Safe?

That’s the question as we draw closer to when the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge is supposed to open. Bad bolts have dealt a heavy blow to public trust of the new bridge. The partial collapse of the eastern span in 1989 led to construction of the new bridge with its “lifeline” designation – meaning it is designed to quickly reopen following a major earthquake.

06/22/2013

Eastbound Lanes of New Bay Bridge

The New Bay Bridge: Is It Safe?

KPIX 5 News will broadcast “The New Bay Bridge: Is it Safe?” on Saturday, June 22 at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. In addition, the special will be re-broadcast on Saturday June 29 at 5 p.m. on KPIX 5 and 7:30 p.m. on KBCW-TV 44 Cable 12.

06/12/2013

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

MTC Chief Says Bay Bridge Labor Day Opening To Be Decided By July

Transportation officials said they will decide by July 10th if the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge will open as scheduled on Labor Day weekend.

05/29/2013

Bay Bridge Bolt

Bay Bridge Official: ‘Fighting Chance’ For 2013 Opening

The new $6.3 billion eastern portion of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge still “has a fighting chance” to open this year, despite concerns over structural issues, officials overseeing its construction said Tuesday.

05/14/2013

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

Commentary: Bad Bay Bridge Bolts Won’t Stop Work Toward Seismic Safety

The recent discovery of broken bolts on the new east span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge has understandably shaken public confidence in this world-class structure. Californians will get a fix they can depend on.

05/07/2013

Bay Bridge Bolt

Bay Bridge May Have Many More Bad Bolts, Flawed Tower Welds

Transportation officials are concerned about the possibility that the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge may have many more bad bolts than originally thought, KPIX 5 has learned.

05/01/2013

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

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