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MTC considers $1 million contract for move as senator prepares bill to suspend action on move

A week after a state senator announced plans for a bill to block further work on the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s planned move from Oakland to San Francisco, the agency is calling a special meeting for Wednesday to hire an architectural firm to remodel the new headquarters building in San Francisco. The $1 million architectural contract is the latest source of conflict over the move. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on Monday, December 19th, 2011
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Two Caltrans workers fired from inspection unit had stolen gov construction materials, fed probe finds

Just two weeks after disclosures that a Caltrans technician had falsified inspection data on agency construction projects, a federal report says that the worker and his boss stole goverment construction materials for a project at the supervisor’s personal property. The new report, disclosed by the Sacramento Bee, is fueling an East Bay lawmaker’s suspicions that there is a problem in the culture of a Caltrans section that does tests to assure the structural integrity of foundations of new bridges, walls and other projects. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on Sunday, November 27th, 2011
Under: Bay Area Toll Authority, Bay Bridge, Bridges, Caltrans, Metropolitan Transportation Commission, Safety, seismic safety | No Comments »

Bay Bridge to turn 75 on Saturday

The workhorse of Bay Area bridges  – the Bay Bridge – turns 75 years old on Saturday without any big fuss.  A modest invitation-only celebration will be held Thursday morning on Treasure Island, but it is not open to the general public. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on Wednesday, November 9th, 2011
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Is the time ripe for congestion tolls on 2 more bridges?

The new practice of charging higher tolls on a Bay Area bridge during busier commute times may expand to the San Mateo and Dumbarton bridges. 

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Posted on Monday, January 31st, 2011
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