Fourth Bore Coalition

RCPC Annual Meeting and April Town Hall - Rockridge Transportation Projects

Saturday, May 5, 2018

On April 19th, 2018, RCPC held its annual meeting and April Town Hall at the Rockridge Branch Library.  A total of twenty-nine Rockridge residents signed in for the election, above the minimum quorum requirement of twenty-five.  An additional eight Rockridge residents voted on Saturday at a polling place in front of the library.  At the meeting, the five candidates for the Board of Directors: Ashley Cruz, M.C.

Caldecott Settlement Project Costs Coming in Over Budget

Sunday, October 6, 2013

City of Oakland staff and their consultants are well along designing many of the highest ranking projects on the Caldecott Settlement project list.

Unfortunately, as the detailed design of construction plans has unfolded, corresponding cost estimates have grown from the initial costs used to develop the list, in some cases significantly.

Schools get $3 million for air pollution, noise mitigation from State Legislature

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

With money to support a settlement reached in January between Caltrans and legislative moneythe Fourth Bore Coalition, state Sen.

Caldecott Lawsuit Settles under Threat from Governor

Monday, February 9, 2009

Governor Schwarzenegger’s demand that the Caldecott Improvement Project – also known as the Caldecott Tunnel Fourth Bore Project – move forward, plus the intervention of the legislature’s Democratic leadership, pressured the Caldecott Tunnel Fourth Bore Coalition (FBC), which includes RCPC among its members, into accepting a settlement of its lawsuit over adding the fourth bore to the tunnel.

Governor Vetoes State Budget, Continues to Press Legislature to Exempt Caldecott Project from Environmental Review

Friday, January 9, 2009

The “In My Opinion” article on the front page of the January edition of the Rockridge News told of Governor Schwarzenegger’s proposal to exempt major highway projects, including the Caldecott Tunnel Fourth Bore Project, from environmental review.  Since then, the Governor has continued to press legislative leaders to exempt these projects from all environmental requirements.  One new element is a proposal for a “superpanel” made up of three of the Governor’s cabinet appointees that

Governor Calls for 4th Bore CEQA Exemption

Monday, January 5, 2009

Governor Schwarzenegger has used the current state budget crises to add one more brick to the wall of distrust between Californians and their government leaders. He has told the Legislature that he’ll veto any budget bill that doesn’t exempt the Caldecott Tunnel fourth bore and other controversial infrastructure projects from review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). His excuse is that these projects need to move forward quickly.

Caldecott Project Lawsuit Now in Judge’s Hands for January Decision

Sunday, December 7, 2008

After two three-and-a-half hour sessions of oral argument, the Fourth Bore Coalition’s lawsuit challenging Caltrans’ Caldecott Improvement Project has been submitted to Alameda County Superior Court Judge Frank Roesch for a decision. With almost 90 pages of briefing and more than 32,000 pages of administrative documents to read through, that decision could be a while in coming.

Fourth Bore Coalition Awaits Judge's Lawsuit Ruling

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Trial began Friday, Oct. 31 before Judge Roesch of the Alameda County Superior Court. After extended argument by counsel on both sides, and pointed questioning by the judge, the matter was continued until Wednesday, Nov. 5. A decision is expected perhaps 10 days after the trial ends; it cannot be more than 60 days.

Fourth Bore Challenge Gets Day in Court

Monday, November 3, 2008

In November, 2007, six neighborhood and environmental groups – including the Rockridge Community Planning Council (RCPC) and FROG – known collectively as the Fourth Bore Coalition (FBC), filed suit against Caltrans based on its failure to comply with the California Environmental Quality Act. The lawsuit argued that Caltrans failed to adequately address serious noise, health, and traffic issues that would result from the proposed Fourth Bore project during and after its construction.

Fourth Bore Coalition rejects Caltrans settlement offer and proceeds with lawsuit preparations

Monday, August 4, 2008

The Fourth Bore Coalition is a coalition of local community groups in Oakland and Berkeley centered around Highway 24 and concerned about Caltrans’ Caldecott Improvement Project, a plan prepared in conjunction with the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) to add a fourth bore to that tunnel.  The Coalition includes the Rockridge Community Planning Council, North Hills Phoenix Association, East Bay Bicycle Coalition, Claremont Elmwood Neighborhood Association, the Parkwoods Community Association, and FROG Park. 

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