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WATCH: Road Crews Dynamite 20-Ton Boulder Blocking The Road

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 01.15.2016 | Weird News

Dynamite saved the day when a gigantic, 20-ton boulder rolled onto a California roadway and blocked traffic for six hours on Wednesday. Road crews fro...

Smart Cities Need Smart People

John M. Eger | Posted 06.07.2016 | Technology
John M. Eger

Almost 20 years ago, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) funded research looking for ways to keep people off the roads.

Poop + Plastic = Good News for H2O Parched California

Belinda Waymouth | Posted 06.24.2015 | Green
Belinda Waymouth

Dunnigan rest stop using four hundred cubic feet of 100 percent recycled polypropylene plastic, and Africa's largest urban slum having 15 flushing toilets thanks to a local resource of discarded plastic bottles, are great examples of reincarnated plastic.

The Persistent Dreams of the Tunnel Builders

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 05.16.2015 | Los Angeles
Lionel Rolfe

Some of the people seated around the long table in the elegant dark wooded South Pasadena home have been fighting the idea of a five-mile long tunnel nearly 200 feet beneath their feet for decades.

Let There Be Light

George Heymont | Posted 08.07.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Few artists paint from the perspective that "You're only as big as the canvas that's facing you." Sculpted by the father-and-son team of Gutzon and Lincoln Borglum, the Mount Rushmore National Memorial is one of the few exceptions to the rule.

People Committed Suicide At This Landmark Once A Week Last Year

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.25.2014 | Crime

A year after San Francisco celebrated the Golden Gate Bridge’s 75th anniversary, the landmark is facing a much more troubling milestone: a record nu...

Stop in the Name of Love - of Country

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 09.07.2013 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

The conduct of the New York State Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) in rehabilitating the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge can only be described as anti-American.

An Open Letter to CA Governor Jerry Brown. Please Help Stop the Killing of the Petaluma Swallows by CalTrans

Maggie Sergio | Posted 05.09.2013 | Green
Maggie Sergio

I am making a personal appeal to you on behalf of over 200 federally protected birds (Cliff Swallows) that have been killed by CalTrans since early April of this year.

The Failure to Protect Federally Protected Birds

Maggie Sergio | Posted 06.16.2013 | Green
Maggie Sergio

Cliff swallows are remarkable birds that migrate thousands of miles every year from South America to California to breed and raise their young at sites they have used for decades.

'This Is Not Your Grandfather's Suspension Bridge'

Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.20.2011 | San Francisco

As months have gone by on the seemingly endless construction of the Bay Bridge's new eastern span, the structure has gradually started to look more an...

Legislation Offers Antidote for Stupidity of Shipping Tax-Dollar-Financed Jobs Overseas

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 02.18.2012 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Amid prolonged, painfully high unemployment, ABC News Anchor Diane Sawyer for the past year tirelessly advocated a simple solution: buy American-made products.

A Vision for the Future of Road Safety

Beckley Mason | Posted 01.30.2012 | San Francisco
Beckley Mason

Instead of simply paving roads and putting up cautionary signs, Caltrans is going further to account for human error, an element that cannot be extinguished but must be planned for.

PHOTOS: Lights Reveal Bay Bridge Makeover

Carly Schwartz | Posted 10.31.2011 | San Francisco

Commuters were treated to a sneak preview of the future Bay Bridge Monday night when construction lights illuminated the catwalks along the bridge's n...

405 Freeway Opening Today

Posted 09.16.2011 | Los Angeles

The Mulholland Bridge demolition is completed ahead of schedule, reports the Associated Press. That's why officials have just announced that the 405 f...

Everything You Want To Know About The Demolition Process

Posted 09.14.2011 | Los Angeles

So what exactly will be going on while Angelenos are stuck in a sea of traffic or waiting patiently at home? First of all, the process won't be a spectacle, Metro insists.

Despite Deficit, Brown Wants $63 Million For Caltrans

California Watch | Marie C. Baca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Marie C. Baca Nestled within Gov. Jerry Brown's program-slashing budget proposal lies a $63 m...

Schwarzenegger on Small Business

Marty Keller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Marty Keller

Small businesses make up 98% of the state's businesses and employ over half of California's workforce, and that's exactly why the governor has worked so hard to create a climate where they can succeed.

The San Francisco Bay Bridge And an Ethics Revolution

Leslie Griffith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Leslie Griffith

Amazingly, the only thing I learned from the media coverage of the Bay Bridge accident was that Caltrans and reporters get along swimmingly. It's time journalists ask some real questions.