BART to Receive $331 Million Grant From U.S. Dept. of Transportation for Pandemic RecoveryThe U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration announced Thursday that it is issuing a grant of nearly $331 million to BART to help the transit agency recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Feds Restore $929 Million In California High-Speed Rail Funding Revoked By Trump AdministrationThe federal government has reached an agreement to restore nearly $1 billion in funding for California’s troubled bullet train, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced.
COVID Relief: Bay Area Officials Laud Coronavirus Funding Bill, Argue More Is NeededCalifornia is expected to receive billions in federal funding from the latest coronavirus relief bill, which Bay Area officials have called a stepping stone to additional relief for local governments, small businesses and the state's residents.
BART Joins Public Transit Agencies Nationwide In Call For Federal Pandemic Relief FundingBART joined a nationwide group of public transit agencies Tuesday to call on the federal government to allocate between $32 billion and $36 billion in relief funding for public transit in its next COVID-19 pandemic relief funding package.
Teacher Fears For Health, Safety After Trump Threatens To Defund Schools That Don't ReopenPresident Trump on Wednesday publicly pushed schools to reopen this fall even as COVID-19 cases surge across the country. The threat has some Bay Area teachers even more concerned about the health and safety of themselves and their students
USF To Pay $2.5M Over Alleged False Claims For Student Grants Following Whistleblower ComplaintThe University of San Francisco has agreed to to pay $2.56 million over fraudulent claims for federal AmeriCorps grant funds for students working towards teaching degrees, according to federal authorities.
Coronavirus: California, Western States Seek $1 Trillion Federal Lifeline For 1st Responders, Health Care, Public EducationCalifornia is joining with other western states to request a collective $1 trillion lifeline from the federal government to fund essential first responders, health care needs and educational systems as states grapple with historic budget deficits because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Coronvirus Update: California Unemployment Soars As U.S. Jobless Claims Hit 3.3 Million In A WeekA day after Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a sharp rise in Californians filing for unemployment, federal officials on Thursday revealed that a staggering 3.3 million Americans had filed jobless claims last week.
Coronavirus California Update: Newsom Announces Mortgage Payment Relief, Increased Unemployment FundsGov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday hailed an agreement on a $2 trillion emergency package aimed at blunting the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, in addition to announcing a pause for Californians facing mortgage payments or foreclosures.
Santa Clara County, San Francisco Win Final Judgment Over Trump Administration On Sanctuary City FundingSanta Clara County and San Francisco won a final victory in a lawsuit Friday challenging President Donald Trump's threat to withhold federal funding for sanctuary cities and counties.
BART Secures $300 Million In Federal Funding For Transbay ProjectFederal Transit Administration officials announced Thursday that they will allocate $300 million toward BART's Transbay Corridor Core Capacity Project and advance it to the engineering phase.
Sanctuary Cities Grapple With Trump's Threat To Pull Federal FundingPresident Donald Trump's crackdown on immigration is forcing Bay Area leaders to make tough choices.
Former Lawrence Livermore Scientist Used Fake Data For Federal FundingS. Darin Kinion, of Lafayette, was sentenced on Tuesday to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to submitting false data and reports to defraud the government.
Lawmakers Give Initial OK to Medi-Cal ExpansionState lawmakers have given initial approval to bills that would expand Medicaid to more than 1 million low-income Californians, a critical step to implementing federal health care reforms.
$60.4B Proposed Federal Aid May Include Money For Tsunami Clean UpA proposed $60.4 billion federal disaster aid package includes money for marine debris removal. But it’s not clear how much might go toward clearing West Coast beaches of debris from the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami.