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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Big Break and Marsh Creek Regional Trail Rehabilitation

At a recent TRANSPLAN meeting (the TRANSPLAN Committee was created in 1991 to serve as a multi-jurisdictional transportation planning and coordinating group for the eastern portion of Contra Costa County. The TRANSPLAN committee is made up of elected officials and … Continue reading

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September 27 – The Delta Conservancy Board Meeting in Oakley 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at Big Break Visitor Center

The Board of Directors and Liaison Advisors for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy (Conservancy) will meet September 27 in Oakley. The meeting includes a tour of two Delta Conservancy-funded project sites — the Dutch Slough Revegetation Project and Three Creeks … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading 09/24/17

The following links are just news items and opinions that pass my desk throughout the week. I don’t necessarily support or advocate any of the items, they are just interesting reads. Here’s 13 Things That Make People Dislike You Immediately, … Continue reading

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First Day of Autumn – 2017

The 2017 September equinox comes today, September 22, at 1:02 PM PDT. At that instant the midday sun will shine straight overhead at the equator in Africa, near the Kenya/Somalia border signaling the beginning of autumn in the northern hemisphere and of spring … 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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California Job Growth Continues to Slow

From Beacon Economics The slowdown in California’s labor market is continuing, according to an analysis released jointly by Beacon Economics and the UCR School of Business Center for Economic Forecasting and Development. After adding a revised 84,500 jobs in July, … Continue reading

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