BART Blames Manufacturing Defect For Broken Rail; Says No Danger Of Another BreakBART blames a manufacturing defect for the broken rail that delayed trains for six hours two weeks ago. The good news is that they say they’ve inspected the rest of the rails and didn’t find any other flaws.
BART Could See More Breakdowns On Tracks, Needs More Than $4 Billion To Upgrade InfrastructureBART officials said the 10-inches of rail broke on a newer section of tracks, and the rails like the cars badly need to be replaced.
Refineries To Ship Even Dirtier Tar Sands Oil Into Bay Area; Fracked Crude By Rail Gets Too PriceyIt’s an unexpected consequence of the drop in oil prices. Trains carrying explosive fracked crude oil from North Dakota are no longer rolling through our neighborhoods. Crude by rail has become too expensive.
Sonoma, Marin County Residents Get First Glimpse Of SMART Commuter Train In CotatiMarin and Sonoma County officials and residents got their first look at the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit commuter trains that are scheduled to begin trips between the two counties starting in 2016.
Typo In Siemens' High-Speed Rail Display At State Capitol? California's High-Speed Rail Authority will soon award a massive contract to one of at least 10 bidders who want to build the new bullet train from San Francisco (or Sacramento) to Southern California. If Siemens gets the job, though, they may want to subcontract with a painter to handle the lettering.
Man Hit, Killed By Caltrain In Tunnel Near San Francisco Station In 3rd Monday Rail Accident Caltrain struck and killed a man in a tunnel near the San Francisco station Monday evening in the third Bay Area rail accident of the day.
Bay Area Crude Oil-By-Rail Shipments Halted After Price Per Barrel Drops SharplyThe low price of oil has has prompted an energy company to halt the transportation by rail of Bakken crude through the Bay Area.
French Government Agrees To Pay Millions In Reparations To Holocaust Survivors, Family, Heirs Living In California, USThe French rail company that transported thousands of French Jews to concentration camps has agree to pay reparations Holocaust survivors and their families living abroad. The average payment will be about $100,000.

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