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Archive for October, 2011

Caltrans to install last deck section Friday for suspension span of new Bay Bridge

Caltrans contractors on Friday will install the 28th and last segment of the suspension span deck on the new Bay Bridge eastern span, reaching another milestone in the $6.3 billion project. Lifting into place the last deck segment enables contractors to push ahead with preparations to begin stringing cable for the self anchored suspension span later this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on Friday, October 28th, 2011
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BART trains to stop for one minute in Great Shakeout

All BART trains will stop for one minute at 10:21 a.m. Thursday as part of the Great California ShakeOut, a statewide earthquake preparedness event. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on Tuesday, October 18th, 2011
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License to cheat: Trucker resorts to James Bond trick trying to avoid NY bridge toll

It seems everywhere with bridge tolls has toll cheats. No wonder then that a trucker made headlines with his ruse to hook up a cable to flip over his license plate over to avoid an electronically collected $65 toll on the George Washington Bridge entering New York. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on Saturday, October 15th, 2011
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Gov. signs BART safety bill, vetoes red light camera, bike safety bills

California bike safety advocates and critics of cameras that catch red-light runners were disappointed by the governor’s vetoes, but BART officials are pleased he signed a transit safety bill. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on Friday, October 7th, 2011
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