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A Caltrain ticket vending machine.

Caltrain Spending $15M On Hand-Me-Down Rail Cars From Los Angeles’ Metrolink To Help Alleviate Crowding

Ridership on Caltrain is at an all-time high, so the transit agency is investing in some hand-me-down train cars from Los Angeles to help handle all the passengers.

04/13/2015

Commuters wait to board a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train during rush hour. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Crews Working Overtime To Alleviate ‘Crush Loads’ Before New Trains Arrive

If you’ve ever ridden BART during the commute hours, no explanation is needed for the term “crush loads,” and maintenance crews are working overtime to put damage trains back in service to alleviate overcrowding.

04/13/2015

Large Winter Storm Brings Heavy Rains To Northern California

NorCal Storm Brings Heavy Rain And Snow With Little Relief For Drought

An unusually cold spring storm is bringing near-winter temperatures to parts of Northern California, dumping heavy rain and hail on some areas and snow in the mountains.

04/07/2015

KPIX 5's Paul Deanno posted this picture on Twitter of a BART train derailed between Concord and Pleasant Hill on February 21, 2014. (CBS)

BART Closures Planned for 12 Upcoming Weekends: Complete Closure List

Ever notice how BART trains slow down on certain sections of track? They do that because the 40-year-old wooden ties are so old they could come loose at higher speeds, potentially causing a train to not only derail, but go plummeting off the elevated tracks.

04/06/2015

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San Francisco Muni Unveils Big Service Additions To Alleviate Transit System’s Increased Ridership

San Francisco Muni is adding service to its busiest routes to deal with the increase in ridership that’s been crowding buses, especially during peak commute hours.

04/03/2015

Baby Ducks.

Duck Family Crosses Busy Freeway With CHP’s Help Along 101 At SFO

Why did the duck cross Highway 101? To get to the airport, of course.

03/24/2015

Caltrain.  (CBS)

Caltrain Tracks Reopen Hours After Pedestrian Jumps Onto Tracks In Mountain View

The northbound tracks at a Mountain View Caltrain station have reopened more than four hours after a man was killed when he apparently jumped in front of a commuter train Tuesday afternoon, a Caltrain spokeswoman said.

03/17/2015

(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Area Commute Dubbed ‘Most Predictable’ In The Nation

Bay Area traffic may be rough, but at least it’s expected.

02/03/2015

Caltrain Fatality on Tracks

Person Struck And Killed On Caltrain Tracks In Mountain View

The Caltrain tracks through Mountain View reopened in both directions following a collision that killed a man earlier Thursday.

01/29/2015

A fourth grader and his nanny escaped a car stuck on the Caltrain tracks minutes before it was hit by a train. (CBS)

4th Grader, His Nanny Narrowly Escape Burlingame Caltrain Crash After Car Gets Stuck On Tracks

A 4th grader and his nanny narrowly escaped injury when a Caltrain hit their car after it became stuck on the tracks in Burlingame.

01/15/2015

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