Spurred on by skyrocketing gas prices, concerns about global warming and the fact that it was also an official "Spare the Air" day, a record number of cyclists turned out for Bike to Work Day on May 15, 2008, according to event organizers.
Air District Issues Second Spare the Air Advisory of 2008 Summertime Season
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today leads a delegation of local elected officials, state transportation leaders and other dignitaries to celebrate the latest milestone on the Bay Bridge West Approach: the opening of the new permanent structure carrying eastbound traffic to the span.
Today the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (Air District) issued a call for grant applications for the 2008 Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program (Carl Moyer Program), a grant program funded by the state to reduce air pollution emissions from diesel engines.
A national dialogue on the future of the country's transportation network was launched today when the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee staged a hearing on the final report of the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission.
Transportation officials and sustainability advocates from around the Bay Area will officially launch the grand opening of San Francisco’s first free-standing, attended bicycle parking facility this Wednesday at 11:30am at Caltrain’s 4th and King St. station. Operating out of a new 1,600 sq. ft.
The Toll Bridge Program Oversight Committee -- consisting of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA, which is run by MTC) and the California Transportation Commission -- in partnership with the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC),
MTC is set to act in December 2007 on a recommendation for how to spend state Trade Corridors Improvement Fund (TCIF) program funding flowing to the Bay Area and Northern California.
A coalition of East Bay elected officials, transportation agencies and people with disabilities have joined together to close a $10 million funding gap that will enable the Ed Roberts Campus to start construction in early 2008.
During a visit to San Francisco today, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary E. Peters got a first-hand look at prototypes of new high-tech parking meters coming soon to sidewalks in neighborhoods where the competition for parking is among the toughest in the city.