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  1. San Rafael-Bye By Country Club Bowl-Hello 70 Housing Units!– San Rafael approves Canal townhouse project (
  2. Compare Marin Supervisor Candidates-ECA endorses Eric Lucan!– Novato race for Marin supervisor seat draws contrasting rivals (
  3. Vintage Oaks on the Town Green gets underwayConstruction begins on large downtown Windsor housing development (
  4. James Gore Vs Challenger-Read about the comparison here-ECA Endorses James Gore!- Drought, affordability, transit drive race for 4th District Sonoma County supervisor (
  5. Want to fly direct to Tahoe/Reno from Sonoma County?- aha! announces nonstop flights to Santa Rosa from Reno-Tahoe hub (
  6. City of Santa Rosa Website for roads has most recent “News article” as Feb 3, 2018-that should tell you all you need to know!!- News (
  7. Governor Newsom proposes $300.6 Billion budget.
  8. Risk of further outages’: California warns of blackouts as another hot summer looms
  9. Officials said California has made considerable progress in shoring up the grid, including the addition of nearly 4,000 megawatts of battery storage in just over two years. But climate change is creating ever-worsening heat waves, and supplies are tightening all over the West, making it harder for the state to import electricity in a pinch. Wildfires can knock transmission lines out of commission. Dale Kaslerin the Sacramento Bee
  10. White House seeks to speed infrastructure permitting
  11. Speedier permitting without sacrificing attention to environmental factors is the goal of a new action plan for infrastructure released by the White House. The plan calls for agencies to coordinate their efforts early in the permitting process, but critics say the plan could lead to cutting corners and less thorough reviews. Full Story: The Hill The White House
  12. Study: Nonunion firms struggle more to find workers
  13. The ongoing worker shortage in construction is affecting nonunion firms more than those with unions, according to a review of surveys by Associated General Contractors of America from 2018 to 2021. The disproportionate shortage began before the pandemic, with nonunion firms 16% more likely to have difficulty filling positions and 13% more likely to lose qualified workers to other industries, according to AGC. Full Story: Contractor Magazine
  14. Economists see uncertain outlook for construction
  15. A long list of factors, including the war in Ukraine and the pandemic, could bring a slowdown in US construction after a good first quarter, according to five economists, including the Associated General Contractors of America’s Ken Simonson, participating in an online presentation. Although recession is possible, AIA chief economist Kermit Baker pointed to other factors that could sustain a good pace of growth, including job gains, corporate profits, consumer spending and business investment. Full Story: Daily Commercial News (Ontario)
  16. Buttigieg seeks $1.5B for infrastructure upgrades
  17. Improvements for existing transportation infrastructure across the US are the focus for $1.5 billion in funding requested by the Biden administration under the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity program, says Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. The fiscal 2023 funding would help state agencies and serve to ease snarls in the movement of goods along the supply chain, Buttigieg said during a recent House subcommittee hearing. Full Story: Transport Topics
  18. Contract goes out for $235M Calif. transit project
  19. Kiewit Shea Traylor has received a $235 million contract to design and prepare for construction of a Bay Area Rapid Transit extension in San Jose, Calif. The Valley Transportation Authority board, which awarded the contract, is concurrently beginning an independent review of the single-bore tunnel plan for the 6-mile project. Full Story: The Real Deal/San Francisco
  20. Balfour Beatty tapped for $16M in Calif. light-rail work California’s Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority has awarded Balfour Beatty a $16 million contract for renovation, modification and replacement of the overhead contact system along the Guadalupe light-rail corridor. The work will include replacing 38 miles of contact wire and an array of other components as well as introducing safety improvements at a maintenance facility. Full Story: The Construction Index (UK)