Senator DeSaulnier Comments on Bay Bridge Oversight


Mark DeSaulnier

Here is some good news for Senator Mark DeSaulnier who  had been encouraging funds be provided  to the Legislative Analyst Office so they could conduct a review of the new span of the San Francisco Bay Area Bridge.  This had been a long battle that now appears over. The amount allocated is $100,000.

The following statement is from Senator Mark DeSaulnier:

“I am very pleased that the Toll Bridget Program Oversight Committee (TBPOC) has agreed to provide the Legislative Analyst’s Office the necessary funds to conduct a review of the new east span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge,” Senator DeSaulnier (D-Concord) said.

“The LAO’s independent review of the eastern span project will put to rest any questions about the project’s previous peer review processes, without delaying the scheduled opening of the bridge. I commend TBPOC for providing their full cooperation throughout the review process. We owe it to the public to deliver a safe bridge that is opened on-time—funding the LAO’s review now will allow us to accomplish both of these goals. The cost of the review is a small price to pay for the biggest seismic safety project in the history of the United States.”