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1968 Promotional Video Shows Slick New Vision For Bay Area With BART

Do you remember when Bay Area Rapid Transit was the next big thing? Perhaps not. It was more than 40 years ago.

09/25/2014

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Travel By Train For Your Next Vacation

To get better acquainted with Amtrak, the nation’s railroad service, here’s a simple yet very helpful guide to understanding how get onboard a passenger train.

09/11/2014

Commuters board a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: BART Commuters Dealing With Increasingly Packed Trains

Increased ridership, shorter trains, and an aging fleet are part of the reason BART commuters are being packed into cars like sardines many days.

09/10/2014

No Trespassing sign posted next to Union Pacific railroad tracks in Livermore. (CBS)

Santa Rosa Secures Funding To Build Bicycle-Pedestrian Bridge

The city of Santa Rosa won’t have to worry about people running across railroad tracks near the Coddingtown Mall area. Regional transportation planners are giving the city an $8.2 million grant to build a bicycle-pedestrian bridge.

09/09/2014

Artist rendering of a California High-Speed Rail trail. (CA High-Speed Rail Authority)

Central Valley Farmers’ Legal Efforts To Stop High-Speed Rail Plan Could Be Coming To An End

Central Valley farmers opposed to construction of California’s high-speed rail may face their last legal stop this week. Attorneys will petition the State Supreme Court to halt the rail plan dead in its tracks.

09/01/2014

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) trains sit idle at a BART maintenance facility. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Scales Back On Washing Trains’ Exteriors To Save Water

The transit agency says its washing the exteriors of its trains less frequently in an effort to save water.

08/08/2014

Artist rendering of a California High-Speed Rail trail. (CA High-Speed Rail Authority)

Appellate Court Overturns Bond Ruling, Moving California’s High-Speed Rail Forward

A state appellate court has handed a big win to California’s high-speed rail project, overturning two lower court rulings that stalled funding for the $68 billion train.

08/01/2014

Jordan Stewart of the San Jose Earthquakes in action against the Colorado Rapids at Buck Shaw Stadium on May 7, 2014 in Santa Clara, California. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Security Stepped Up For First Sporting Event At Levi’s Stadium; 45,000 Expected At Earthquakes-Sounders Match

The Santa Clara Police Department will have an extra 100 officers on hand, and sheriff’s deputies will not only be patrolling the stadium, but VTA light trains as well.

07/31/2014

San Pablo teenager Austin James, who suffers from cerebral palsy got the ride of his life on a BART train, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. (CBS)

BART Helps Make Wish Come True For San Pablo Teenager With Cerebral Palsy

A San Pablo teenager with cerebral palsy had a very simple wish that many Bay Area commuters take for granted every day – a ride on BART.

07/24/2014

Artist rendering of a California High-Speed Rail trail. (CA High-Speed Rail Authority)

Feds Approve Work To Begin On 2nd Leg Of California High-Speed Rail Line

The U.S. Department of Transportation is giving its approval for work to begin on the second leg of California’s proposed high-speed rail line.

06/27/2014

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