2013-07-08: Due for opening by Labor Day the San Francisco Bay Bridge's new East Span is now officially well behind schedule. The planned opening has been called off and no new opening date set.
2013-05-06: Six months back Caltrans and the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) proudly celebrated an important stage in construction of the Self Anchored Suspension Span (their acronym is SAS not SASS) of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge.
A Caltrans draft report says tests of Skymeter show it performs "substantially better" than regular GPS (satellite location finding) units in providing accurate locations in a difficult urban environment. Skymeter is being offered by the small Toronto start-up company of the same name as a possible wide area tolling device that could assess tolls in a variety of city streets with minimal roadside infrastructure.