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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...

2009-05-27 14:00:00

New Projects Improve Mobility in Key Corridors OAKLAND, Calif., May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Those seeking a concrete measure of the recession's impact on the Bay Area may need to look no further than the nearest freeway. Traffic congestion on Bay Area freeways fell last year for the first time since 2003, according to the latest congestion-monitoring data released today by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and Caltrans District 4. The daily number of vehicle hours of delay due to...

2009-02-25 13:01:00

San Mateo County Supervisor Tissier Named Vice Chair OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty today assumed the driver's seat on the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) after his fellow commissioners unanimously elected him as chair at their regularly scheduled monthly meeting. At the same time, Commissioners unanimously elected San Mateo County Supervisor Adrienne J. Tissier to ride shotgun as MTC's vice chair. Both officers will serve a...

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...

2008-08-28 21:00:20

By Anonymous A smoky fire burned underbrush and eucalyptus trees on the San Francisco side of Yerba Buena Island below the Bay Bridge Thursday afternoon, creating a grayish-brown haze that settled over much of downtown and West Oakland. The blaze broke out just after 2 p.m. The California Highway Patrol closed one lane of bridge traffic in each direction so fire crews could gain access to the island to fight the fire, said spokesman Shawn Chase. Fireboats quickly responded and sprayed...

2007-11-08 12:00:00

A cargo ship collision with the Bay Bridge on Wednesday leaked 58,000 gallons of oil into San Francisco Bay, the largest oil spill inside the bay in at least a decade. Throughout the day, U.S. Coast Guard crewsworked to surround the spill with floating boom, removing at least 8,000 gallons with skimmer ships and absorbent pads, said spokesman U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Anderson. "The Coast Guard is committed to protecting the environment. We are deploying all available...

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...

2005-07-13 18:15:46

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...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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