In California gasoline prices have reached an average of $3.83. In Merced, they hover around that number, although they normally exceed it. What does this mean for the motorized UCM Bobcat, who is “dependent” on his or her horseless carriage for transportation?
Construction of the new eastern span of the San Francisco Bay Bridge, which was damaged by the 1989 Bay Area earthquake, has been underway since 2005-- in China. California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) determined that the eastern span of the bridge would need to be replaced as a result of the damage it sustained, while the western span would need to undergo seismic retrofitting in an effort to improve earthquake safety.