The Contra Costa Times

November 26, 2006, 5am PST
<p>Plans for a statewide system have been in the works for almost a decade, but doubts remain about whether taxpayers will ever want to foot the bill.</p>
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November 1, 2006, 8am PST
<p>High school students in Northern California step into the shoes of city planners this fall, as they redesign a fictional neighborhood in a decaying town.</p>
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October 31, 2006, 9am PST
<p>The controlled growth initiative in Solano County, California, is one of many currently on the ballot in the Bay Area which aim to promote smart growth.</p>
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October 23, 2006, 8am PDT
<p>As both a major target of terrorism and a valuable evacuation tool, disaster planning officials are taking a closer look at the vulnerabilities and possibilities for mass transit.</p>
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September 6, 2006, 9am PDT
A California architect is trying to recreate cities on a smaller scale in an effort to reduce the negative impacts of global warming facing the world's cities. He is called a 'visionary' by some, but criticized as unrealistic by others.
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August 28, 2006, 6am PDT
A pilot program in the San Francisco Bay Area will allow some bus riders to use wireless technology to browse the Internet, giving some commuters a head up on their morning email.
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July 31, 2006, 9am PDT
After years of debate by local officials, Contra Costa County will be asked to approve an urban limit line intended to preserve farmland and open space.
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July 17, 2006, 2pm PDT
The Bay Area's Air Quality District is awaiting the outcome of the building industry's litigation against the country's first regulation of "indirect sources" in California's heavily polluted Central Valley.
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June 27, 2006, 1pm PDT
Northern California's Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) is the subject of a wide variety of blogs, which chronicle the good, the bad, and the, well, ugly.
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June 20, 2006, 6am PDT
In the second of two reports, the California Building Industry Association asserts that "red tape and regulations", primarily the California Environmental Quality Act, prevent builders from meeting housing demand and boosting the state's economy.
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June 20, 2006, 5am PDT
Eventually, 44,000 residents will call Mountain House home. Currently, about 4,000 people live in the much-fretted-over planned development.
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June 4, 2006, 1pm PDT
Once hailed the transit-pay mechanism of the future, the cards have become one of Bay Area transit's biggest flops. Yet the money keeps flowing while the costs keep rising.
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April 27, 2006, 9am PDT
East Bay Assemblyman Johan Klehs has written a bill calling for new Bay Area vehicle registration fees, in the form of two $5 fees: one for local transportation needs and the other for a regional air and water quality mitigation project.
The Contra Costa Times
February 12, 2006, 1pm PST
Planners envision transit villages in the Bay Area connected by trains, ferries, buses, and light rail.
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