WATCH: Big rig driver tries to navigate steep curve, goes over embankment instead

Cox Media Group » A semi-truck driver in California may think twice before trying to navigate a steep curve again.

2018-10-23T10:30:37+00:00October 13th, 2018|California, Roads|

Gavin Newsom says he would scale back the bullet train and twin tunnels if elected

Los Angeles Times » If Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is elected governor as expected, he’ll keep building the state’s two contentious public works projects: the bullet train and twin water tunnels. But he’ll scale back both. Newsom will concentrate on completing a high-speed rail line from the San Joaquin Valley to the San Francisco Bay Area. As for the beleaguered water project in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, Newsom will try to reduce its size to one tunnel.

California Roads Get ‘D’ Grade from Civil Engineers Amid Gas Tax Debate

Times of San Diego » California’s roads get a “D” and both its bridges and public transit a “C-” in a report card released Wednesday by the American Society of Civil Engineers.  In the report’s summary, the association urges voters to reject Proposition 6, which would end more than $5 billion in annual infrastructure funds. “With $5 billion annually hanging in the balance, the grades could quickly decline if these investments do not come to fruition,” said John Hogan, co-chair of the ASCE’s California Infrastructure Report Card Committee. “By defeating Prop. 6 in November, voters can ensure the funding from SB 1 will continue to provide critical funding for roads, bridges and transit.”

2018-10-08T12:31:18+00:00October 3rd, 2018|California, Highways, Roads|

A Race to the Finish on Oroville Dam Spillway Fix

Engineering News Record » Seemingly chaotic but actually highly choreographed and sequenced, the $1.1-billion Lake Oroville Spillways Emergency Recovery Project moves at an ultra-fast-track pace for one important reason: to repair the structures in time to protect cities, farmland and hundreds of thousands of people downstream of Oroville Dam before Northern California’s rainy season begins in November.

2018-10-08T12:05:01+00:00October 3rd, 2018|California, Dams, Oroville Dam, Project to Watch|

Crack in beam shuts down San Francisco’s new $2B terminal

The Associated Press » San Francisco officials shut down the city’s celebrated new $2.2 billion transit terminal Tuesday after discovering a crack in a support beam under the center’s public roof garden. Coined the “Grand Central of the West,” the Salesforce Transit Center opened in August near the heart of downtown after nearly a decade of construction. It was expected to accommodate 100,000 passengers each weekday, and up to 45 million people a year.

2018-09-27T09:29:18+00:00September 26th, 2018|California, Metro Rail / Transit, Rail|
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