Public transit continues to be a major focus throughout Southern California, with virtually all of the county transportation agencies planning or undertaking important passenger rail projects throughout the region. Some of those transit projects in Los Angeles and Orange County received a major boost this week, as the Los Angeles Times is reporting that the Obama administration has earmarked $500 million in the proposed federal budget for the next fiscal year for LA Metro's Westside Subway (Purple Line) and Regional Connector projects and OCTA's OC Streetcar project.
There was both good and bad news this month for San Francisco’s planned Central Subway Project. Earlier in the month, the Federal Transit Administration issued its approval which permits San Francisco to begin the final design stage of its $1.6 billion subway which will ultimately link AT&T Park with Chinatown.
To secure the necessary right-of-way, San Francisco's Department of Public Works recently notified 12 retailers along Stockton Street that their minor encroachment permits, authorizing them to occupy City-owned sub-sidewalk space, will be revoked. They ...
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