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2011-05-02 14:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., May 2, 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 soon come to an end. 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 or...

2010-11-19 00:00:43

Tour d'Afrique Ltd is planning its first ever North American bike tour and has partnered with the national bike charity Trips For Kids to raise awareness about their programs that help at risk youth. Tallahassee, FL (PRWEB) November 18, 2010 On May 29, 2011 riders will depart from the shadow of the Golden Gate Bridge on a 8000 km (5000 mile) journey to Newfoundland. Along the way the tour, hosted by bike tour company Tour d'Afrique, will stop at five Trips for Kids Chapters. Riders and...

2010-07-07 13:20:53

Research: Effect of a barrier at Bloor Street Viaduct on suicide rates in Toronto: natural experiment Suicide barriers on bridges might not reduce overall suicide rates by jumping from heights, as people may change location for their suicide attempt, according to a new study published on bmj.com today. Researchers from Canada found that the overall suicide rate (by any means) in Toronto reduced after a barrier was erected at one particular bridge known for a high suicide rate, but suicides...

2010-06-17 12:33:00

OAKLAND, Calif., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- With just two weeks to go before a toll increase on the region's seven state-owned toll bridges, the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) reminds drivers that several important changes take effect July 1. These include the debut of congestion pricing -- also known as time-of-day pricing -- on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, which is by far the region's busiest toll bridge. Beginning July 1, auto tolls on the Bay Bridge will vary from $4 during...

2010-05-13 13:39:00

OAKLAND, Calif., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- With a toll increase on the Bay Area's seven state-owned bridges going into effect on July 1, 2010, the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) has expanded its FasTrak® retail distribution network to make it easier than ever for motorists to enjoy a faster commute. New FasTrak customers can now obtain toll tags at more than 125 Walgreens stores around the Bay Area as well as at some 100 Safeway supermarkets and two dozen Costco warehouses....

2009-11-02 18:11:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) will host the first of three public hearings at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at the Joseph P. Bort MetroCenter, 101 Eighth Street in Oakland, to receive public testimony on three options for a proposed toll increase on the seven state-owned Bay Area toll bridges. Additional public hearings are scheduled at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17, in the City Council Chambers of San Mateo City Hall, 330 West 20th Avenue,...

2009-08-31 14:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- When westbound motorists cross the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge after the upcoming Labor Day weekend closure, some longtime fixtures in the toll plaza area will be conspicuous by their absence. Work crews will take advantage of the four-day closure to begin improving the right-hand side of the toll plaza area for FasTrak(R)-equipped vehicles approaching the bridge from Interstate 880 or West Grand Avenue. This will include removing the...

2009-03-18 10:03:00

LAS VEGAS, March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- EADS Secure Networks North America has been chosen as the subcontractor for a Project 25 (P25) digital, trunked radio system to GE Transportation LLC in support of California's Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District's (District) new Advanced Communications and Information System (ACIS). (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090317/CL85273LOGO) The District's new ACIS will greatly enhance communications, and support numerous...

2008-10-13 06:00:27

By Brent Ainsworth Fire erupted on the slopes of Angel Island on Sunday night, prompting fire crews from several Marin County agencies and United States Coast Guard personnel to be dispatched to the state park in San Francisco Bay. At 11:35 p.m., the fire was estimated at 75 to 100 acres by Marin County Fire Department's public information officer Mike Giannini. "That number will change as we move through the evening," Giannini said. The island is 240 acres. Giannini said 10 to 12...

2008-07-08 00:00:20

By Mark Prado, The Marin Independent Journal, Novato, Calif. Jul. 8--Erecting a suicide barrier on the Golden Gate Bridge could cost as much as $50 million, according to an environmental assessment released Monday by the Golden Gate Bridge District. "The cost is astronomical," said Marin Supervisor Hal Brown, a member of the bridge district's Board of Directors. "I'm all for some type of barrier, but where we get that kind of money I have no idea. Maybe through grants." Initial estimates...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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