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PPI continues to rise

Katie Wood - May 12, 2011

The Producer Price Index for finished goods rose 0.8 percent in April, seasonally adjusted. This advance followed increases of 0.7 percent in March and 1.6 percent in February. Prices for finished goods less foods and energy moved up 0.3 percent. To ...

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Caltrans receives $58 million in new funding

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 12, 2011

Caltrans receives $58 million in new funding

The California Transportation Commission (CTC) on May 12 allocated $58 million in new funding to 56 highway, transit, and rail projects statewide to support jobs and upgrade the state’s vital transportation system. “We are putting transportation dollars to work creating jobs ...

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Caltrans holds memorial at State Capitol honoring 175 fallen workers

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 29, 2011

At its 21st Annual Workers Memorial held on April 28 at the State Capitol, Caltrans honored its 175 employees who were killed on the job, including Gary Smith, a maintenance worker killed last year by a suspected drunk driver on ...

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Caltrans recognizes contractors for ‘Excellence in Partnering’

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 28, 2011

Caltrans Director Cindy McKim joined construction industry professionals for the 2011 Caltrans “Excellence in Partnering” awards, which recognizes contractors who put into action what they learned from the Caltrans’ Partnering Program to deliver successful highway projects throughout California. Caltrans provides free ...

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Federal Railroad Administration awards Caltrans $100 million for new equipment

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 27, 2011

The Federal Railroad Administration has awarded the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) $100 million to purchase new equipment on Amtrak California trains that service the San Joaquin and Pacific Surfliner rail corridors. “California has seen a 60 percent increase in ridership ...

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Federal judge upholds Caltrans program supporting minority, women-owned businesses

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 07, 2011

A U.S. District Court judge affirmed that the California Department of Transportation's (Caltrans) Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) Program was “clearly constitutional” in a recent ruling. Caltrans implements a DBE Program as a condition of receiving $3 billion in federal transportation funding ...

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Caltrans awards $78 million to 130 public transit projects

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 29, 2011

Caltrans on March 29 awarded $78 million to 130 public transit and air quality projects across California. All of the funding comes from Proposition 1B, a 2006 voter-approved transportation bond, which includes $3.6 billion to improve public transit in California. “These projects ...

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Caltrans: $25 million in funds available for special needs transportation services

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 25, 2011

Applications are being accepted for $25 million in federal transit grant funds aimed at providing transportation services to persons with special needs, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced on Feb. 24. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5310 Elderly and ...

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$46 million in stimulus funds start Presidio Parkway project second phase

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 05, 2011

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the San Francisco County Transportation Authority (Authority) are one step closer to delivering the second phase of the Presidio Parkway project as they awarded the public-private partnership agreement to the selected bidder, Golden ...

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Caltrans: 90 percent of stimulus money awarded

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 02, 2010

New information compiled by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) confirms that close to 90 percent of California’s transportation projects funded by the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) have been awarded to contractors, allowing construction to start. California received more ...

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$3.9 billion delayed in CA transportation funding

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 24, 2010

Due to the lack of a new state budget, $932 million in transportation funding was delayed or deferred on Sept. 23, according to the California Department of Transportation. Last month, $3 billion in transportation projects were impacted statewide, bringing the total ...

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