10 posts categorized "Travel"

05/20/2013

Capital Improvement: Mayor Announces SFO Ten-Year Infrastructure Plan

Mayor Announces SFO Ten-Year Infrastructure PlanMayor Edwin M. Lee today announced a $4.1 billion capital improvement plan for San Francisco International Airport (SFO). The long-term infrastructure plan provides funding for terminal improvements, facility enhancements, and the creation of an on-site luxury hotel, pending environmental approval. The plan is expected to create more than 36,000 jobs over the next 10 years.

“SFO’s ten year capital improvement plan ensures that our airport can achieve its goal to create a world-class facility, and continue to be a vital source of job creation in Bay Area,” said Mayor Lee. “SFO is an engine which helps power our local economies, bring tourism and jobs to the entire region, and this investment in our infrastructure keeps that engine running strong.” Read more

08/28/2012

Visiting SF: Labor Day Events in San Francisco

David Yu photograph of San Francisco's Marshall Beach at SunsetSan Francisco is a wonderful place to celebrate Labor day weekend. The City offers many type of activities to suit all tastes and interest. Spend Labor Day weekend getting up close and personal with the largest mammals known to mankind. Sport your kilt at the 147th annual Scottish Highland Gathering and Games. Channel your “inner-force” at the 2nd Annual Star Wars Day at AT&T Park. Even experience an earthquake at the California Academy of Sciences. Whatever your interests, San Francisco awaits, offering a memorable holiday weekend for all.
 
We started our celebrations with a photo contest focused on San Francisco's beaches. The photo contest held on Facebook during the month of August, open to people from all over the world, was a success. People submitted, via Facebook, a lot of photos of the various San Francisco beaches and then voted to select a winner. The great winning photo (shown on the right), submitted by David Yu, shows San Francisco's Marshall Beach at Sunset. Congratulations to David for his #1 winning submission! We also appreciate the effort of everyone who participated.
 
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For more information about Labor Day events visit the SF Travel Association: http://www.sanfrancisco.travel/todo/San-Francisco-Labor-Day-Weekend-Highlights-To-Do.html

07/09/2012

Airport Expansion: Mayor Breaks Ground on New SFO Control Tower

Mayor Breaks Ground on New SFO Control TowerToday Mayor Edwin M. Lee joined U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, Acting Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael P. Huerta, and San Francisco International Airport (SFO) Director John L. Martin to officially break ground on SFO’s new air traffic control tower between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, east of the existing tower.

“The construction of SFO’s new air traffic control tower will provide the Airport with the most technologically advanced facility in the nation,” said Mayor Lee. “We are investing in our City’s critical infrastructure, providing a world-class International Airport and putting our residents back to work.”

“We’re building a world class tower for a world class airport,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood. “Hundreds of Bay Area construction workers will be employed in well-paying jobs while building this project to the strictest seismic standards.” Read more.

06/21/2012

Boosting Tourism: Mayor Announces Moscone Center Expansion

Mayor Announces Moscone Center ExpansionMayor Edwin M. Lee today announced the development of a 25-year master plan for the expansion of Moscone Convention Center with completion of the first phase expected by early 2018.

“The recent renovations at Moscone North and South are exciting, but they don’t address San Francisco’s need for more convention and meeting space to remain competitive with cities around the world,” said Mayor Lee. “Tourism is our City’s number one industry and bringing Moscone into the 21st Century will boost our City’s economy.”

“This is one of the most utilized convention centers in the nation and many of our convention clients are simply outgrowing it,” said President and CEO of the San Francisco Travel Association Joe D’Alessandro. “Other competing cities have either recently expanded their convention centers or are planning expansions. We can’t sit back and let other cities around the world take our business away.” Read more.

05/24/2012

Golden Gate Bridge: Celebration Plans and Closure 5/27 9-10pm

Golden-gate-bridgeMay 27, 2012 marks 75 years for the Golden Gate Bridge and a wonderful opportunity to recognize the history, beauty, and ingenuity of this famous span. A spectacular festival is being planned for the 2012 Memorial Day weekend. Recalling the historic "Golden Gate Bridge Fiesta" in 1937, the event will tell the story of the Bridge and provide an opportunity for the entire community to celebrate together.

For more information about the celebrations please visit the Golden Bridge Anniversary website.

Please note: The Golden Gate Bridge will be closed from 9 pm to 10 pm for the fireworks show.