An Amtrak train struck a vehicle on the tracks in East Oakland Wednesday, an Amtrak spokeswoman said.
The long-awaited changeover from the old eastern span of the Bay Bridge to the newly-constructed suspension will force a 5-day closure leading up the anticipated September 3 opening. The Bay Bridge will be closed from 8 p.m. Wednesday evening, August 28, through 5 a.m. Tuesday morning. So what alternatives to commuters have over Labor Day weekend?
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Bay Area transportation leaders have been drawing up contingency plans in case Bay Area Rapid Transit workers walk off the job again on August 4.
A Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority light-rail train partially derailed in San Jose Monday morning, a transit spokeswoman said.
For those who need to find an alternate public transit option, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission has worked to ramp up service on other systems, and updates will be made available on 511.org.
Amtrak Capitol Corridor train No. 537 was heading from Sacramento to San Jose when it struck the pedestrian at about 2:30 p.m. where East Lewelling Boulevard crosses the tracks, spokeswoman Vernae Graham said.
Tuesday was a rough morning for Caltrain, which reported delays stemming from both a broken-down train and a car that stalled on the tracks.
A group representing Central Valley farmers said Thursday it has reached a settlement with the California High-Speed Rail Authority in a lawsuit that was one of the biggest obstacles to the state’s $68 billion bullet train project.
A person was struck and killed by a train on the Caltrain tracks in Burlingame this afternoon, a Caltrain spokeswoman said.