The mere possibility that a SF County Transportation Authority study could result in a 'border' charge (congestion toll) to drive into SF from San Mateo County has the latter floating their own competing toll for motorists entering San Mateo County.
Dec 14, 2010 San Jose Mercury News
The prospect of a high speed rail line connecting California's major cities has been appealing to many in the state. But with less than a quarter of the money needed for the project, the risks are hard to ignore.
Aug 18, 2010 San Jose Mercury News
A decommissioned Naval base in Concord, California, may be falling into the hands of the city -- a prospect few thought possible.
Jul 20, 2010 San Jose Mercury News
Thomas Elias argues that California's HSR plans should be altered to reduce costs and avoid some urban municipalities against the plans. This would reduce the $25 billion funding gap and allow construction to move ahead.
Jul 2, 2010 San Jose Mercury News
Cisco is contributing technology to Songdo City in South Korea, a brand new and complete city for a million people. China plans to build hundreds of these "cities-in-a-box" as a massive rural-to-urban migration occurs there.
Jun 3, 2010 San Jose Mercury News
That's the verdict from a report released April 22 by officials of Caltrain, the nearly 150-year-old commuter line connecting San Francisco, San Jose, and Peninsula suburbs. In turn, the key to electrification is cooperation with the CA HSR Authority
Apr 26, 2010 San Jose Mercury News
Tasked with managing millions of acres of public lands, the federal Bureau of Land Management has announced plans to perform detailed ecological studies of some of its most notable properties.
Mar 7, 2010 San Jose Mercury News
At its Dec. 3 meeting, the CA HSR Authority board members unanimously voted to 'decertify' the program EIR to comply with a judge's order in a suit brought by Peninsula cities and rail and environmental nonprofits over the corridor to the Bay Area.
Dec 5, 2009 San Jose Mercury News
A report by the MetLife Mature Market Institute says that seniors are moving away from suburbs and to more walkable, urban areas.
Oct 6, 2009 San Jose Mercury News
The California Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling that funding for bus and train service could not be taken for other uses.
Oct 5, 2009 San Jose Mercury News