Transportation

Pogo Park crew and volunteer residents posed for group photo before ending the last hour of the Living Preview. (Photo by Candese Charles)

Transportation Commission approves grant to better Iron Triangle

The California Transportation Commission approved a $6 million grant for a plan to improve Richmond’s Iron Triangle neighborhood. Known as the Iron Triangle Yellow Brick Road Walkable Neighborhoods Plan, the project aims to improve streets notorious for...

Growing old in Richmond: senior services help only some

Senior citizens aged 80 or older are the fastest growing population segment in Contra Costa County. The aging trend raises new concerns about the adequacy of local resources to serve seniors—and the vital role of...

Mayor highlights business, environment and council meeting improvements in his first 100 days

On April 23, new Richmond Mayor Tom Butt concluded his first 100 days in office. Butt, a longtime councilmember and Point Richmond architect, won the November election to replace termed-out former mayor Gayle McLaughlin, and...

Three years away, but Richmond ferry plans steaming forward

The project’s two vessels will cost an estimated $34 million total in “initial capital expenditures,” with an estimated operating costs of about $3.46 million a year. Terminal construction will cost between $8 and $12 million....

Richmond residents, leaders warn of danger from Bakken crude by rail shipments

If you go to the website explosive-crude-by-rail.org and zoom in on Richmond, what you’ll find is disconcerting. According to the 1-3 mile buffer zone on the map, the entire city and its 107,000 residents are...
Participants in an environmental protest in Richmond, CA with "bomb train" sign.

Lawsuit seeking to stop rail shipments of Bakken crude oil dismissed

A San Francisco Superior Court judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit brought by environmental groups that sought to halt rail shipments of volatile Bakken crude oil into Richmond. Judge Peter J. Busch ruled that the...

The battle for bikes in Richmond

Richmond is in the throes of trying to placate a vocal group of cyclists who want their roadways to be safe for bikers.

Marina Bay businesses reporting losses due to Moody Underpass road closure

Eight Marina Bay retail businesses have reported sales losses because of the Officer Bradley A. Moody Memorial Underpass construction road closure of Marina Bay Parkway and are looking to the city for help.