The California Senate passed a bill last week to allow BART to develop housing on station parking lots it owns throughout the Bay Area. Supporters of AB 2923 say it could generate up to 20,000 residential units and alleviate commuter traffic.
The annual homeless count in Contra Costa County has begun. Workers and volunteers traipsed through brush and visited transients on the streets, encampments and at shelters to get an accurate tally of how many people may be in need of resources.
Oakland, Calif. (KTVU/Candice Nguyen) - BART's new “Fleet of the Future” was supposed to be the biggest public transit remedy seen in years to address the Bay Area gridlock. Instead, 2 Investigates discovered that the multi-billion dollar project -- described as a “slow motion train wreck” by one lawmaker -- is facing more delays, missed deadlines, and undelivered promises by Canadian supplier Bombardier.
Senator Glazer authored the language for BART oversight
The state Senate passed legislation on Sept. 14 that will give Bay Area voters a chance to create an independent inspector general for BART to hold the sprawling transit district accountable for its spending, service to riders, and timely delivery of capital projects. East Bay Times Columnist Gary Peterson has his take here.
Visit this site to find projects currently underway in the 7th District, which includes paving crumbling roads, filling potholes, improving the safety of bridges and traffic congestion relief projects.