Monthly Archives: September 2017

Saturday, October 7th – Bay Day

It’s like Earth Day, but for the Bay – one day each year for everyone to celebrate the beauty and diversity of San Francisco Bay. There are some incredible ways to get involved. Discover your Bay Day adventure at … Continue reading

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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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