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Contra Costa Times: People must be made to understand high-speed rail strategy

We would have liked to see the first phase started in the Bay Area, but the resistance cast by residents in parts of Northern and Southern Californ...

NEW BCDC AMENDMENTS TO DRAMATICALLY AFFECT SMART DEVELOPMENT

The San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) is proposing amendments to the Bay Plan that could dramatically affect smart g...

After Tour of Peninsula Rail Corridor, Council Calls on Menlo Park and Atherton to Stop High-Speed Rail Lawsuit

Today, I joined stakeholders and elected officials from Peninsula cities to tour the Peninsula rail corridor and discuss issues related to the futu...

Job Creation Measure held up in Senate Environmental Quality Committee

SBX8 42 a bipartisan bill co-authored by Senator Lou Correa (D Santa Ana) and Senator Dave Cogdill (R Modesto) would help spur California’s floun...

BART needs to get contract talks done by July 1

With a June 30 contract deadline approaching, now is the time for BART and its labor unions to avoid the battles of the past and negotiate a soluti...

San Francisco Eastern Neighborhoods Plan passes – finally

There is an old military adage, “the first casualty of any battle is the plan”. This would appear to be true in the battle to rezone San Franc...

Bay Area Council Helps Shape Regional Transportation Plan

Today the Bay Area Council Transportation Committee submitted recommendations to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission for their T2035 Plan.

Major Development Goes South

After many years and many millions of dollars invested in a proposed development that would have brought up to 25,000 new housing units and as many...

NorCal Coalition Doing Well on Goods Movement

A coalition the Council has helped lead headed to Sacramento today to support our efforts to win billions for goods movement infrastructure.

“Out of the Box” ideas that could happen with private partnerships

I had the honor of meeting today with the Governor and regional representatives from across the state to discuss long-stalled projects that could h...
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