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BART’s next big expansion — and what it means for commute traffic

The Mercury News » The directors have five options to choose from — including doing nothing at all — but have honed in on just two. One faction of the board is advocating for a 5.5-mile extension of the conventional BART system to Isabel Avenue in Livermore along the existing Dublin/Pleasanton line.

2018-05-24T14:10:04+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|California, Metro Rail / Transit|

Price tag for better tasting water in the South Bay just increased by $50 million

The Mercury News » The project will boost the facility’s output from 80 million to 100 million gallons of drinking water a day. The 43-acre Rinconada Water Treatment Plant opened in 1967; the modernization addresses more stringent infrastructure, seismic stability and water quality standards than were in place then.

2018-05-24T14:39:44+00:00 May 21st, 2018|California, Drinking Water|

$30B Gateway Tunnel project is ‘a fundamentally local transit asset,’ DOT official says

Hudson County View » A federal official in Bayonne last week said that the model used to fund a new ferry operation between the Peninsula City and Manhattan may be the best model to use when trying to fund the $30 billion Gateway Tunnel project. Gateway calls for two, double-tracked tunnels underneath the Hudson River between North Bergen and Manhattan to replace the beleaguered 107-year old, two-track tunnel.

2018-05-24T15:59:56+00:00 May 21st, 2018|New York, Railways, Trump & Infrastructure|

A Washington bomb set to go off in California’s delta tunnels water war

Los Angeles Times » Rep. Ken Calvert (R-Corona) inserted a rider into an Interior Department appropriations bill that would exempt the project from all judicial review. If passed by the House (likely) and Senate (possible) and signed by President Trump (probable), the rider would open a gaping hole in California and federal law.

The bullet train is California’s biggest infrastructure project — but it’s seldom discussed in governor’s race

Los Angeles Times » It’s the biggest infrastructure project in state history, but the California bullet train gets hardly any attention on the campaign trail. The leading candidates for governor have said little, if anything, publicly about how they would fix dire problems in the $77-billion mega-project that has already overrun its initial cost estimate by $44 billion.

2018-05-16T12:48:14+00:00 May 16th, 2018|California, California High Speed Rail, Design-Build, High-Speed Rail|
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