09/28/2022

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Port of Oakland Bets on Big Changes to Steer Global Commerce to Bay Area

The Port of Oakland wants to reroute that trip, and is battling powerful rivals in a competition for precious goods. Its leaders have rolled the dice on a bold, $1.2 billion solution: turn the old Oakland Army Base into an ultra-efficient port that links ships directly to trains, reducing truck traffic, expanding the port’s cargo business and securing the Bay Area’s role in the 21st-century global shipping economy.

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California Highways Among Worst in the Nation

California’s highways continue to rank among the worst in the nation — a sorry distinction the state has held for more than a decade.

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California Tops List of States with Infrastructure Needs

California could use $44.5 billion to fix aging water systems over the next two decades, according to a federal survey that placed the state at the top of a national list of water infrastructure needs.

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California’s Highway Infrastructure: Traffic’s Looming Costs

“. . .uses the current cost of congestion (defined as time and fuel wasted due to travel delays during peak periods) as a starting point, and examines exactly how much that burden will grow if road capacity remains unchanged through the year 2030. The authors also examine alternate scenarios to determine the extent to which future congestion costs can be mitigated by undertaking manageable levels of new road construction during the same period. “

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International Trade Outlook, The Southern California Region, 2012-13

International trade data and trends for Southern California

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Statewide Transportation System Needs Assessment

The goal of this report is to detail what is needed for California’s transportation system and how we can pay for it.

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Accelerating Job Creation in California Through Infrastructure Investment: Opportunities for Infrastructure Asset Formation and Job Creation Using Public-Private Partnership Procurement Methods

“. . . assess the potential for P3 projects in California and the conditions under which the state is likely to attract investors. “

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U.S. infrastructure spending has plummeted since 2008

Not surprisingly, the collapse of a bridge along Interstate 5 in Washington state yesterday has revived the long-standing debate over whether Congress should spend more to repair the nation’s aging roads and bridges.

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Southern California weighs in on Jerry Brown’s water plan

Weather, terrain, culture, beach sandal-to-hiking boot ratio — there are plenty of things to distinguish the north state from Southern California. Add to that list where congressional delegations stand on Gov. Jerry Brown’s divisive plan to construct a massive new water delivery system.

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California Transportation Commission Approves Nearly $1 Billion in New Construction Projects

The state’s vast transportation system received a major infusion of cash, as the California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated $878 million in funding to 114 projects that will support job growth, alleviate traffic delays and repair aging roads and bridges.

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405 Project Stuck In The Slow Lane

Elon Musk quips that it’s easier getting rockets into orbit than navigating his commute between home in Bel-Air and his Space Exploration Technologies factory in Hawthorne.

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Governor Urges Fast Review Of Delta Tunnels

Gov. Jerry Brown wants federal officials to expedite review of the controversial Bay Delta Conservation Plan, his proposal to build two giant water diversion tunnels in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

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Politics And Policy Collide In Fight Over Water

Phil Isenberg is a former state lawmaker, mayor of Sacramento and big-time lobbyist — someone who’s been in a lot of political street fights but whose latest battle may be his biggest.

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Governor Jerry Brown Praises Chinese For Bullet Train

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown got a firsthand look on Thursday at the world’s most extensive high-speed rail system and praised the initiative that created the Chinese railway, saying he was anxious to start building similarly ambitious projects in California.

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Assemblyman Manual Pérez Bills Advance

Sacramento, California – Today, three bills by Assemblyman V. Manuel Pérez passed their first policy hurdles with strong support in Assembly policy committees.

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