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Posts Tagged ‘San Francisco’

Why Should California’s High Speed Rail Start in San Joaquin Valley?

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

No matter whom you ask—state or local elected leader, economic developer, community member–someone has an opinion on the California high speed rail project. Approved by voters in November of 2008, it has now become one of the most talked about infrastructure projects in the state. In July, Governor Jerry Brown signed a construction financing bill […]

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San Francisco, CA: Cable Cars – Early 1970s

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Home Movies of San Francisco by Cable Car – Early 1970s from Fading Dyes on Vimeo.

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San Francisco to New York City: The Sun Train

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

72 hour journey from San Francisco to New York by the American railroad. 2 Amtrak routes combine to make a very underrated experience. If you have the time, don’t fly.

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San Francisco, CA: Bay Area Rapid Transit Train System 1968

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Construction and progress of the BART (Bay Area Rapid Trasit) subway and interurban train system in the San Francisco bay area in the 1967-68 to provide safe, fast, mass transit, eliminating traffic congestion. Shows great Bay scenery and city views. – Bell99TV on YouTube

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San Francisco, CA: The Bay Lights Project

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

The Bay Lights from Words Pictures Ideas on Vimeo. The Bay Lights is an iconic light sculpture designed by internationally renowned artist Leo Villareal. The sculpture will be installed and illuminated over the course of the Bay Bridge’s 75th Anniversary, which extends from late 2011 to 2012.

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Highway Grants: Roads to Prosperity?

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Increasing government spending during periods of economic weakness to offset slower private-sector spending has long been an important policy tool. In particular, during the recent recession and slow recovery, federal officials put in place fiscal measures, including increased government spending, to boost economic growth and lower unemployment.

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Infographic: 7 Things You Didn’t Know About the Golden Gate Bridge

Friday, July 6th, 2012 View full infographic ( 7 Things You Didn’t Know About the Golden Gate Bridge About“We are people, businesses, moms, kids, artists, organizations, policymakers, students, teachers, and engineers. All united in one simple idea, each elevated by being connected. Let’s do what works and never default to what doesn’t. Join us, and together we’ll […]

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Great American Infrastructure: The Golden Gate Bridge

Friday, June 1st, 2012

This is the nineteenth in a series of entries celebrating infrastructure achievements in the United States. What: The Golden Gate Bridge just turned 75 (Happy Birthday!) and is one of the most recognizable bridges in the world. When: Construction began on January 5, 1933 and was completed on April 19, 1937.  The bridge officially opened on […]

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May 22-24, San Francisco, CA: High Speed Rail Conference Update

Friday, May 18th, 2012

From US High Speed Rail Association:
Only 1 week to go! New Speakers, Tours Announced, Agenda Updates…

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San Francisco, CA: SFPUC Bay Tunnel Project – April 2012

Monday, April 30th, 2012

The San Francisco Public Utilities, Water System Improvement Program’s BAY TUNNEL PROJECT: Catch up on what’s happening with the first tunnel under San Francisco Bay. – SFPUCcommunications on YouTube.

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