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.
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.
The whole “bikes on the sidewalk” issue is in the news this week because San Jose’s City Council is scheduled to vote on banning sidewalk bike riding in the downtown area, thus joining San Francisco, Oakland and many other cities with similar laws.
Authorities have arrested the motorcycle rider suspected of filming and waving off a California Highway Patrol officer who was trying to stop him and other riders doing stunts on a highway.
BART is surveying riders in person this week at Embarcadero and Montgomery stations and online to ask what kinds of improvements they can make to take their look into the 21st century.
A video posted on YouTube shows dozens of stunt-riding motorcyclists popping wheelies at high-speeds on a Bay Area freeway and shrugging off attempts by a California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer to pull them over.
Over 300 people have been banned from the BART system after the transit agency’s law went into effect allowing them to issue stay-away orders.
The app allows riders to report crime or any suspicious activity in stations and on trains in a safe and discreet manner.
BART riders heading from Daly City toward San Francisco and the East Bay were experiencing delays Wednesday afternoon because of a mechanical problem, a BART dispatcher said.
Police say two motorcyclists died after they crashed while trying to escape gunfire in a San Francisco neighborhood.