Katherine Contreras

Katherine Contreras

Nossaman LLP

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California Passenger Rail Summit

Last week I attended the 2014 California Passenger Rail Summit where industry leaders met to discuss the modernization and integration of passenger rail service in California. While the California High Speed Rail train was an...more

4/9/2014 - Infrastructure Public Transit Railways

Smoother Pavement and Safer Bridges are Coming Soon to a Road Near You

On March 20, 2014, the California Transportation Commission allocated $334 Million to 53 projects around the state. As one Caltrans press release puts it, "Californians will be driving on smoother roads, safer bridges, and...more

3/25/2014 - Infrastructure Roads

President Obama Touts $302 Billion for Nation's Infrastructure

In hopes of modernizing the nation's infrastructure, President Obama revealed a plan to invest $302 billion in transportation over the next four years. As reported in Politico , the President hopes the additional funds will...more

3/4/2014 - Highways Infrastructure Public Projects

Commuting in California May Just Get a Bit Easier

The California Transportation Commission allocated $138 million to 32 projects around the state at its January 29th, 2014, meeting. As Caltrans director Malcolm Dougherty put it...more

2/3/2014 - Department of Transportation Public Transit

City of Benicia Moves Forward with Potential Eminent Domain for Bus Hub Project

The City of Benicia recently secured funding to build the Benicia Industrial Park Bus Hub, a project that has been on the City's drawing board for years. But there are still some hurdles to construction. The City will need...more

1/24/2014 - Eminent Domain Public Transit

California Transportation Commission Allocates $359 Million to Upgrade California's Infrastructure

The California Transportation Commission announced this week that it has awarded $359 million to help fund 36 projects in California. Some of the projects receiving funding include...more

10/10/2013 - Infrastructure

California Rewarded for Keeping Transportation Projects on Track

Caltrans just announced that California will be receiving $155 million in extra funding for launching its new construction projects before federal deadlines. Caltrans will receive about $97 million of that award, with local...more

9/23/2013 - Caltrans Federal Funding Funding Infrastructure Public Projects Public Transit

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