Caldecott 4th Bore

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. 

City Transportation Open House for Three Rockridge Projects: Upper Broadway Bike Lanes, Safe Routes to Transit, Bikeshare

Event Time: 
Monday, April 18, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
College Avenue Presbyterian Church, 5951 College Avenue

The planned design of two Caldecott Settlement Agreement projects will be presented by Oakland staff and consultants at an open house meeting set for Monday, April 18, 7-8:30 p.m. at the College Avenue Presbyterian Church, 5951 College Avenue at Harwood. Motivate, operator of Bay Area Bike Share, will also be at the meeting to discuss upcoming plans for new bike share stations throughout the Rockridge district, as part of a larger East Bay expansion (to learn more visit

Public Review of Tunnel Mitigations

Saturday, December 4, 2010

City Council President Jane Brunner and the city’s Public Works Agency hosted a public meeting to discuss and review the merits of a series of proposed transportation projects addressing issues related to Highway 24, and, in particular, the Caldecott Tunnel 4th Bore project now under construction.

The proposed project list was developed by the city based mostly on a 2008 agreement between Oakland and Caltrans settling Oakland’s objections to adding the fourth bore, and also on a series of walk audits of the area that took place last summer.

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