Monthly Archives: September 2017

The details on doors: How forcing your way into a BART car can harm service for thousands

BART maintenance workers already are doing everything they can to keep as many cars as possible in service. But they’re facing a growing challenge because of an avoidable problem. BART’s service yards are spending precious work hours repairing train doors … Continue reading

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Commute Times and Congestion at All-Time Highs

Experienced Bay Area drivers know it’s a good idea to build in some extra time as a cushion against heavier-than-normal traffic or other unforeseen events. This cushion is known as a buffer time index, or BTI. Transportation planners represent BTI … Continue reading

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Laser-equipped Drone Helps Improve Safety and Efficiency on Highway 4 Improvement Project

The Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) and Alta Vista Solutions showcased two emerging technologies on a construction project aimed to improve commutes on Highway 4. Engineers are piloting drones equipped with light detection and ranging (LiDAR) lasers–a surveying tool that … Continue reading

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Labor Day: Skilled Workers Are Needed to Meet Construction Demand

By Greg Schniegenberg Vice President of Helix Electric in Oakland and currently serves as Chair of the Associated Builders & Contractors Northern California Chapter For more than 100 years, Labor Day has been observed as a tribute to the achievements … Continue reading

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