New poll finds overwhelming agreement that BART workers should accept the current contract offer to avoid another strike.
Wells Fargo releases, “California’s Broadening Economic Recovery” report which states strong growth in the technology sector continues to drive California’s economic recovery, propelling growth throughout the Bay Area.
According to a recent article in the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, San Mateo County is home to 7 startups pegged as the “Next Big Thing” in the Wall Street Journal’s annual ranking of the most promising new venture-backed companies. To be considered, companies had to receive venture funding in the past three years and be valued at under $1 billion.
In the first major milestone to advance Caltrain electrification from the High Speed Rail ‘early investment’ program, the California Transportation Commission voted to release $39.8 million in allocations for critical work to advance the Caltrain Modernization Program and prepare the corridor for a future blended system with California High Speed Rail. The funding will be used to further design work for Caltrain’s advanced signal system project known as the Communications Based Overlay Signal System with Positive Train Control (CBOSS PTC).
“The early investment of funds for modernization and improvements to local rail systems is key to delivering a 21st Century Rail Modernization Plan. The investments pave the way for electrification and bringing world-class rail to the Peninsula,” said Jeff Morales, CEO of the California High-Speed Rail Authority.”
The OpEd in the Mercury News on CA High Speed Rail and Caltrain electrification went statewide in the Daily Clips section of the High Speed Rail e-newsletter.
“California needs to start thinking big again and not give in to “declinists,” critics of progress who rear their heads when we need to move forward. This is especially true of high-speed rail….”
Revised draft of Bay Plan Amendments and BCDC’s Strategic Plan: How
will the revised draft of the Bay Plan Amendments (anticipated release
will be in the first quarter 2011) reflect stakeholder input from the
business, development and local communities perspectives?
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