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Bridge debacle foreshadows bullet train mega-debacle 6

May 22, 2013 By Chris Reed Mankind has been building bridges for more than 3,000 years. A bridge built in the 13th century BC in Greece is still in use. Building durable bridges over water is not a modern accomplishment.

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Caltrans Bay Bridge delays shun private solutions 2

May 20, 2013 By Katy Grimes The Caltrans Bay Bridge debacle is worse than just a case of embarrassment for government infrastructure projects. The bridge is unsafe, according to engineering experts across the country, after the discovery that a third

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Despite Caltrans boondoggles, acting director to be confirmed 4

April 11, 2013 By Katy Grimes Today, it appears the California Senate will confirm Malcolm Dougherty as director of Caltrans. He has been serving as acting director. This will be done after only one Senate hearing, where instead of asking

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Caltrans director about to be quietly reconfirmed 7

April 2, 2013 By Katy Grimes Caltrans is an agency in trouble. The most recent buffoonery involves putting California motorists at risk, with the 30 broken bolts discovered on the newly renovated San Francisco Bay Bridge. And apparently Caltrans knew

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Caltrans project drags on, still no lanes 3

Jan. 15, 2013 By Katy Grimes For at least four to six months, the Capitol City Freeway (I-80) in Sacramento has been devoid of painted lanes. I took this photo last week, driving West on I-80, near P. Street, and

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California needs $765 billion in new roads 13

Dec. 4, 2012 By Dave Roberts California’s infrastructure — once the envy of the nation in the 1950s and 60s — has not kept up with growth and has been allowed to deteriorate. Out of $142 billion in total state

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Gov. Brown calls CBS reporter ‘thug’

Oct. 30, 2012 Katy Grimes: UPDATE: Since I wrote about Gov. Jerry Brown’s awkward confrontational moment with a Los Angeles reporter last week, I expected to see the story all over the news. When a governor behaves badly in public,

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Choo-Choo Boondoggle Runs Off Cliff 5

John Seiler: Ding-dong, the stupid bullet train is dead. It’s all over but the scrambling for a couple hundred million dollars of our tax money in various funds. The California High-Speed Rail Peer Review Group yesterday issued a report condemning the

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California's Mess Not Texas' Fault 0

June 27, 2011 As California’s budget battle continues, Republicans and Democrats have engaged in a rhetorical battle regarding the relative merits and demerits of our lovely state and one of the nation’s other megastates, Texas. This debate started after a

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