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Solar Impulse Team Takes To The Skies Over San Francisco For Test Flight
2013-04-25 11:51:08

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Beginning in May, the Solar Impulse team of Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg plan to take their solar-powered aircraft on a high-soaring journey across America. In preparations of that historic-to-be flight, Piccard took to the helm for a day-long tour over San Francisco Bay, giving spectators a look at the HB-SIA aircraft in action. The flight began just after sunrise Tuesday morning as Piccard shot off the runway at Moffett...

2012-06-29 10:20:44

OAKLAND, Calif., June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) reminds drivers of big-rig trucks, cars and trucks hauling trailers, and other vehicles or combinations with more than two axles that the second step in the two-phase toll increase approved in 2010 for multi-axle vehicles on Bay Area toll bridges takes effect Sunday, July 1. The first step in the toll increase took effect in July 2011. Beginning July 1, 2012, tolls for vehicles or combinations with three or...

2012-06-19 02:29:02

ESSEN, Germany, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- - Public-private partnership project reaches financial close - Total contract volume of around EUR 800m; HOCHTIEF share is 50 percent; 33.5-year contract - Collaboration between HOCHTIEF and US subsidiary Flatiron A consortium lead by HOCHTIEF Solutions subsidiary HOCHTIEF PPP Solutions North America and the infrastructure fund Meridiam has reached financial close for the Presidio...

2012-06-01 02:20:42

OAKLAND, Calif., June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) reminds drivers of big-rig trucks, cars and trucks hauling trailers, and other vehicles or combinations with more than two axles that the second step in the two-phase toll increase approved in 2010 for multi-axle vehicles on Bay Area toll bridges takes effect July 1. The first step in the toll increase took effect in July 2011. Beginning July 1, 2012, tolls for vehicles or combinations with three or more axles...

Golden Gate Bridge Turns 75
2012-05-29 08:02:14

Brett Smith for RedOrbit.com San Franciscans culminated the anniversary celebration of the Golden Gate Bridge Sunday night the way we typically celebrate 75-year-olds, with a cascading fireworks display and a barrage of air guitar-ready riffs. Thousands of people flocked to the American icon to mark the diamond anniversary and take part in the celebration, which included a 20-minute pyrotechnics display and musical montage. The weekend-long celebrations kicked off on Friday with a...

2012-05-23 06:23:56

SAN FRANCISCO, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bank of the West is a proud sponsor of a signature event celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge. International Orange - named after the color used to paint the bridge - is an art exhibition that will feature on-site installations responding to the bridge as an icon, historic structure, and conceptual inspiration. The exhibition opens Memorial Day weekend, May 26 - May 28, at the historic Fort Point building at the southern base...

2012-05-01 02:21:36

OAKLAND, Calif., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) reminds drivers of big-rig trucks, cars and trucks hauling trailers, and other vehicles or combinations with more than two axles that the second step in the two-phase toll increase approved in 2010 for multi-axle vehicles on Bay Area toll bridges takes effect July 1. The first step in the toll increase took effect in July 2011. Beginning July 1, 2012, tolls for vehicles or combinations with three or more axles...

2011-07-01 02:01:00

OAKLAND, Calif., July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) reminds drivers of big-rig trucks and other vehicles or combinations with more than two axles that their one-year exemption from the 2010 toll increase on the region's toll bridges has now expired. The first step in the two-phase toll increase for multi-axle vehicles took effect at 12 a.m. this morning and will remain in place through June 30, 2012. During this period, the toll for three-axle vehicles or...

2011-06-16 09:19:00

MONTVALE, N.J., June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Gull Wing Group reaches its golden anniversary and is marking the 50 year milestone with Mercedes-Benz USA by recreating one of the group's most famous photos taken in 1961 at Fort Point Park overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110616/NY20991 ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100901/NY58315LOGO ) In honor of the Gull Wing Group's milestone,...

2011-06-01 08:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) reminds drivers of big-rig trucks and other vehicles or combinations with more than two axles that their one-year exemption from the 2010 toll increase on the region's toll bridges will expire at the end of this month. The first step in the two-phase toll increase for multi-axle vehicles takes effect July 1 and will remain in place through June 30, 2012. During this period, the toll for three-axle vehicles...