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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

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

California State Budget Triggers Federal Spending On High-Speed Rail

Gov. Jerry Brown scored a big win for the $68 billion high-speed rail project this week by persuading fellow Democrats to dedicate a steady future funding source for it in the state budget.

06/16/2014

BART board members applaud after unveiling a model of the car to be rolled out by next year and in full use by 2017. (CBS)

BART Directors Vote In Favor Of Compromise On New Car Design

BART directors voted 5-2 Thursday in favor of a proposal for the design of future train cars that seeks to achieve a compromise between the competing requests of bike riders, wheelchair users and blind people.

06/12/2014

A KPIX 5 crew captured this video of Bakken crude oil getting unloaded from a train at a rail yard in Richmond. (CBS)

Oil-By-Rail Safety Report Says California Needs More Inspectors, New Technology To Prevent Derailments

The California Public Utilities Commission and the state’s Interagency Rail Safety Working Group have come up with recommendations to ensure that the state’s rail network is up to the task as the amount of crude oil that’s shipped into the state by rail is expected to rise substantially in the near future.

06/12/2014

BART Station San Francisco (Credit, Randy Yagi)

BART Trains Delayed After Smoke Pours From Train In Transbay Tube

BART passengers can expect trains to be delayed by at least 15 minutes on the Daly City line due to an equipment problem that passengers said caused smoke to fill a train traveling through the Transbay Tube toward the East Bay Monday night.

06/09/2014

A KPIX 5 crew captured this video of Bakken crude oil getting unloaded from a train at a rail yard in Richmond. (CBS)

Feds Say Towns Must Be Warned Before Trains Loaded With Crude Oil Pass Through

The Transportation Department issued an emergency order Wednesday requiring that railroads inform state emergency management officials about the movement of large shipments of crude oil through their states and urged shippers not to use older model tanks cars that are easily ruptured in accidents, even at slow speeds.

05/08/2014

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