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|

Four States Will Ask Voters for Transportation Funding This Year

GovTech » Gas taxes may be the most practical way to raise money for transportation, but they can also be politically perilous. That’s why transportation advocates are closely watching four statewide ballot measures this November that would affect fuel taxes or transportation funding.

2018-09-26T15:37:48+00:00September 25th, 2018|California, Colorado, Missouri, Roads, Utah|

Walsh/Shea 5 months behind on $2B Crenshaw-LAX rail

Construction Dive » Richard Clarke, the chief program management officer for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, told the agency’s construction committee on Thursday that the $2 billion Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project, an 8.5-mile light-rail line that will serve the City of Los Angeles and other areas, is approximately five months behind schedule.

2018-09-26T15:56:14+00:00September 24th, 2018|Bridges, California, Highways, Metro Rail / Transit, Rail|
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