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Hearing Highlights State Funding Shortfalls
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Sunday, December 1, 2013

California urgently needs a new funding source dedicated exclusively to transportation, said MTC Executive Director Steve Heminger at “More Than a Pothole: California’s Growing Road Repair Deficit,

Mayor Lee & Key Federal Officials Announce $942.2 Million in Federal Funding for Central Subway Project
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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Mayor Edwin M. Lee and several key officials today announced federal approval of an agreement dedicating $942.2 million in federal funds to the Central Subway Project.

Tunneling Starts on West Portal of Caldecott Fourth Bore Project
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Thursday, March 17, 2011

After eight months of intense excavation on the Caldecott Tunnel fourth bore from the east end in Orinda, miners have begun to excavate from the west end in Oakland.

Congressman Oberstar Releases Blueprint for New Transportation Authorization
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Thursday, June 18, 2009

House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman James L.

Bay Area Presented With Nearly $1 Billion Price Tag for Seismic Upgrades to Dumbarton and Antioch Bridges
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Sunday, December 7, 2008

 Now that seismic upgrade work is complete or well under way on five of the Bay Area’s state-owned toll bridges, MTC’s Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) is turning its attention to the remaining two:

High-Speed Rail Bond Measure Passes
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Friday, November 28, 2008

The November 4 election brought sweeping changes across the nation, including in the realm of transportation.

Northern California Projects Recommended for $825 Million in State Freight Funding
News Release
Wednesday, March 12, 2008

OAKLAND, CA — Fourteen Northern California freight projects have been recommended to receive $825 million in funding by the staff of the California Transportation Commission (CTC).

Key Bay Area Transportation Leader Calls for New Financing Approach
News Release
Wednesday, February 6, 2008

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — In a keynote address to the California Municipal Finance Conference today, Bill Dodd, chair of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Bay Area Toll Authority (