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14 posts from October 2010

10/28/2010

Mayor Announces Grant Award for Bay Area Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

Electric Vehicles Joint Efforts & Funding by City Governments, Businesses, and Agencies Will Make Bay Area a National Demonstration Project for Promise of Electric Vehicles

Mayor Gavin Newsom today announced major steps toward making the San Francisco Bay Area a national demonstration project of the promise and potential of electric vehicles, with the award of $14 million in grants to support four innovative electric vehicle (EV) projects across the nine county region. The funds, awarded today by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), will leverage additional funds exceeding $30 million to put EVs in government fleets, taxis, and car-share programs, as well as develop a network of charging stations available to the public throughout the region. Read more.

10/27/2010

SFMTA encourages fans to take Muni, taxis, walk or bike to the San Francisco World Series Games

Go Giants The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), which oversees all surface transportation in the City including the Municipal Railway (Muni), encourages baseball fans to take Muni, taxis, walk or bike to the 2010 World Series games hosted at AT&T Park, Wednesday, Oct. 27 and Thursday, Oct. 28. The games will start at 4:57 p.m., with pre-game activities beginning at 1:30 p.m.

“The SFMTA congratulates the Giants on a stellar season,” said Nathaniel P. Ford Sr., Executive Director/CEO. “We welcome the many baseball fans in town and remind them that we are here to help them get to the ballpark safely and efficiently.” Read more.

10/25/2010

San Francisco Giants Pride Week

Sfgiants_logo_border Mayor Urges All San Francisco Giants Fans & Local Businesses to Show Pride in the National League Champions as World Series Begins Wednesday in San Francisco

Mayor Gavin Newsom has officially proclaimed it “San Francisco Giants Pride Week” beginning Wednesday, October 27 th and continuing through the end of the World Series, set to begin Wednesday in San Francisco between the San Francisco Giants and Texas Rangers. Mayor Newsom is urging San Francisco Giants fans and local businesses to show their pride in the National League Champions by wearing the Orange & Black or displaying signs, flags or other shows of support for the hometown team. Read more.

10/21/2010

Mayor Newsom Announces Sunday Streets in Civic Center/Tenderloin

Sunday_streets Mayor Gavin Newsom today announced the final installment of the 3rd season of San Francisco’s Sunday Streets program with a 2.5-mile route in the heart of the City through the Civic Center and Tenderloin neighborhood streets on October 24, 2010.

“We’ll be celebrating the last Sunday Streets of 2010 in the heart of our City – the Civic Center and Tenderloin neighborhoods,” said Mayor Newsom. “With Sunday Streets, San Francisco has once again been a national innovator in engaging our neighborhoods to promote public health, sustainability and community.” Read more.

10/20/2010

San Francisco Receives 2010 Green Power Leadership Award from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Solar_panel Mayor Gavin Newsom today announced that San Francisco has received a 2010 Green Power Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for in-city generation of green energy. The EPA award recognizes the country’s leading green power generators and purchasers for their commitment to clean energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

“San Francisco’s commitment to clean energy is producing green jobs and real benefits for our City today,” said Mayor Newsom. “The economic advantages of a green economy are very tangible and we can feel the effects of clean energy in the air we breath; with each solar panel, day-by-day, we’re fueling San Francisco’s transformation into a green economy powered by increasingly clean, renewable energy.” Read more.