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2010-05-28 18:43:00

OAKLAND, Calif., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The constant hum of traffic near the Bay Bridge toll plaza will soon be punctuated by the rattling of jackhammers and the pounding of pile drivers as San Francisco-based Swinerton Builders begins construction next month on a new 22,600-square foot toll administration building in the parking lot directly east of the existing toll administration facility. At the same time, San Leandro-based Sausal Corp. will begin work nearby on a new 10,600-square...

2010-05-10 15:25:00

OAKLAND, Calif., May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The second of two public workshops will be held Wednesday, June 2, 2010 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Caltrans building at 111 Grand Avenue in Oakland (nearest BART station: 19th Street/Oakland) to engage the community as we consider design concepts for a new bayside park that will provide a memorable gateway to Oakland and the East Bay. Doors will open at 6 p.m., with site information on display. Presentations will begin at 6:30 p.m. "We encourage...

2010-05-07 18:15:00

OAKLAND, Calif., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The state Toll Bridge Program Oversight Committee this week approved a plan by Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol to modify by July 1, 2010 the off-peak lane closure schedule and the enhanced enforcement program along the "S-curve" corridor on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. The Committee also established a $660,000 contingency fund to reinstitute lane closures and enhanced enforcement if necessary at any time during the remainder of...

2010-04-23 11:32:00

ARLINGTON, Va., April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Trucking Associations (ATA) and the Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association (PMTA) applaud the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) recent decision to reject Pennsylvania's third application to toll Interstate 80 under the Interstate System Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Pilot Program (ISRRPP). The U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) rejected the application April 6 because the proposal called for spending toll...

2009-12-10 15:39:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The four traffic lanes at the far right-hand side of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge toll plaza will be closed from 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, until 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, to accommodate the installation of new tolling equipment. The closure affects bus lanes and lanes used by motorists traveling from northbound Interstate 880 - including those who make use of the FasTrak®-only lane. (For an aerial view of the affected...

2009-07-07 11:47:47

Police said 9,000 pounds of Chinese food was spilled onto a Chicago-area tollway Tuesday in a crash involving a box truck and a passenger vehicle. Illinois State Police Master Sgt. Robert Fierstein said neither driver was seriously injured in the crash, which occurred at about 6:35 a.m. CDT on Interstate 294 near 95th St, the Chicago Tribune reported Tuesday. Fierstein said the type of Chinese food involved was unclear. Traffic was closed in two of four lanes and backed up for four miles...

2009-01-29 17:59:57

Authorities in Nebraska said attentive drivers averted disaster when an 88-year-old man drove the wrong way for 40 miles on Interstate 80. Jim Parish, commander of State Patrol Troop D out of North Platte, Neb., said the man had been sent by his wife to pick up dinner and became lost. The man wound up driving east in the westbound passing lane of I-80, the Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald reported Thursday. Parish said the man drove from North Platte to just west of Cozard, Neb., Thursday night,...

2008-10-16 09:00:19

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) will honor 11 people, projects or organizations that have made extraordinary contributions to transportation in the Bay Area with the 28th "Excellence in Motion" awards. Five of the recipients are in the East Bay. An awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 22, in the Oakland Museum Cafe, 1000 Oak Street, Oakland. A reception open to the public begins at 8:30 a.m., with the awards presentation...

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2007-04-30 06:00:25

OAKLAND, California - San Francisco Bay area residents faced nightmarish commutes Monday after one of the region's most traveled sections of freeway melted and collapsed following a fiery crash. An elevated section of highway that carries motorists from the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge to a number of freeways was destroyed early Sunday after heat from an overturned gasoline truck caused part of one overpass to crumple onto another. "I've never seen anything like it," said Officer Trent...

2005-07-13 18:47:18

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California lawmakers passed a bill on Wednesday that provides financing to complete a new span for the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, clearing the way for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to sign it into law. Completion of the $6 billion project on one of California's most important conveyances will be financed with $630 million in state funds and $820 million from refinancing bonds previously issued for the bridge work. Funding also will come from a $1 toll increase...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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