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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
Under: Bay Area Toll Authority, DeSaulnier, Metropolitan Transportation Commission, tolls | No Comments »

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 »

Metropolitan Transportation Commission votes to leave Oakland for San Francisco

The agency that oversees transportation funding and planning in the Bay Area has decided to leave Oakland for a new regional government headquarters in San Francisco. Oakland political leaders aren’t happy with the 12-2 vote by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on Thursday, July 28th, 2011
Under: Metropolitan Transportation Commission, Planning | No Comments »

S.F. recommended to get regional government headquarters

A key vote is set for Wednesday on choosing between Oakland or San Francisco as the site of a Bay Area regional government headquarters for transportation, air pollution and planning agencies. The Metropolitan Transportation Commission will consider a staff recommendation to pick a building at 390 Main Street in the south of Market district in San Francisco. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on Monday, July 25th, 2011
Under: Metropolitan Transportation Commission | No Comments »