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A Caltrans employee escorts members of the media by the the new Bay Bridge Self-Anchored Suspension (SAS) tower on August 30, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Report Concludes Caltrans Is Stuck In Past, Needs Major Overhaul

A new report commissioned by California’s top transportation officials concludes that the state department in charge of highway planning and construction needs a major overhaul.

01/30/2014

Artist rendering of a California High-Speed Rail trail. (CA High-Speed Rail Authority)

California Owes Feds $180M For High-Speed Rail In April

California officials sought Wednesday to reassure congressional Republicans that the state will be able to match billions of dollars in federal funding for the state’s high-speed rail project, including a $180 million payment due in April.

01/15/2014

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

California High-Speed Rail Project In Limbo After Legal Setbacks

Recent court rulings against California’s $68 billion high-speed rail project have created confusion about the bullet train’s prospects.

01/02/2014

Passengers get off of a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train as it arrives at the Daly City station. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Area Commuter Check Benefits To Be Slashed In 2014

Starting in 2014, the program that allows Bay Area commuters to use pre-tax dollars from their paychecks to pay for transit and commuting will be slashed nearly in half.

12/26/2013

Artist rendering of a California High-Speed Rail trail. (CA High-Speed Rail Authority)

California High-Speed Rail Officials Say Plan On Schedule

The board that oversees California’s embattled $68 billion high-speed rail project decided Thursday to try again to gain blanket authority to sell $8.6 billion in state bonds, after a judge blocked the bond sales last week in one of several recent setbacks for the project.

12/05/2013

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Hurdle For California High-Speed Rail: Where Is The Money?

A judge’s rulings this week ordered California’s high-speed rail to identify funding for the first 300 miles, raising one of the biggest hurdles facing the ambitious, $68 billion project: Where will the money come from to complete it?

11/26/2013

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High-Speed Rail Funding In Jeopardy After Judge Blocks Sale Of Bonds

A judge on Monday tore up California’s funding plans for what would be the nation’s first bullet train, issuing separate orders that could force the state to spend months or years redrawing its plans for the $68 billion rail line.

11/25/2013

Electric Muni buses make their way down Stockton Street in San Francisco's Chinatown District. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Task Force Calls For $3 Billion In Taxes And Fees To Upgrade SF Transportation

San Francisco taxpayers could be asked to approve $3 billion in taxes and fees to help pay for fixes for the city’s transportation system as a task force assembled by Mayor Ed Lee will bring its recommendations to City Hall on Monday.

11/25/2013

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Transit Officials Considering Bike Lockers For San Francisco

It’s one of the recommendations from a San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency study on long-term bicycle parking in San Francisco.

11/22/2013

Artist rendering of the Chinatown subway station indicating stair/escalator and elevator access. (SFMTA)

Central Subway Tunnel Machine To Begin Digging Under Market Street

A tunnel-boring machine that has been slowly carving out the path for San Francisco’s new Central Subway system will pass under Market Street next week and could cause BART delays, Municipal Transportation Agency officials said.

11/21/2013

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