Part two of our discussion of French high-speed rail and cities covers how France approaches infrastructure projects of national significance, the challenges of building the Grand Paris Express rail expansion, and the latent opportunities of San Jose's Diridon station.
From SPUR San Francisco has become one of the most expensive cities in the country. The cost of living here is driving out the city’s cultural diversity. For the vast majority of the people affected, the problem can only be addressed through a dramatic expansion of the supply of housing. SPUR’s Housing Committee has the […]
From EBBC: 2012-2013 Matsui Lecturer: The Honorable James Oberstar, Member of Congress 1975-2011 “The Seeds of Our 21st Century Transportation Network: A Retrospective of Sixty Years of Policymaking” One of the country’s leading transportation policymakers examines the history of infrastructure policy in the United States. This event is cosponsored with the Institute of Transportation Studies. Register […]
Join us in a lively discussion of the importance of open government in the era of open data and open source, hosted in San Francisco’s beautiful City Hall. Hear from visionaries on: * the power of open government * the importance of open source * ongoing efforts to achieve open standards * examples of open […]
The nation’s largest metropolitan areas — which account for 63 percent of the U.S. population and 73 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) — have received less than half of the surface transportation money allocated so far under the Obama administration’s economic stimulus plan, according to a new report compiled for the U.S. Conference […]
Agenda Of note: 14. 130713 [Agreement – New Flyer of America Inc. – Purchase of Trolley Buses – Not to Exceed $94,950,444] Sponsor: Wiener Resolution approving a contract with New Flyer of America Inc., for the purchase of 60 articulated trolley buses, associated equipment and spare parts, for an amount not to exceed $94,950,444.