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Trains carrying tankers of Bakken crude oil (Jeffery Schaub/CBS)

Bay Area Crude Oil-By-Rail Shipments Halted After Price Per Barrel Drops Sharply

The low price of oil has has prompted an energy company to halt the transportation by rail of Bakken crude through the Bay Area.

02/17/2015

BART is studying a plan to install a second transbay tube. (Source: SFCTA)

Second BART Tunnel Under Bay Allowing 24-Hour Service Gets Renewed Attention

With the San Francisco Bay Area economy booming, a plan to build a second tube for BART trains under San Francisco Bay is getting renewed attention.

02/02/2015

Underneath the Alhambra trestle in Martinez (Jeffrey Schaub/CBS)

Safety Information For Alhambra Trestle In Martinez And Other Bridges Kept By The Railroads, Part 2 Of 3

Some local, state and federal officials are concerned that an old railroad bridge in Martinez, used to transport increasing car loads of highly volatile crude oil from North Dakota to East Bay refineries, may be unsafe.

12/30/2014

(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Drops Wi-Fi Provider For Oakland, San Francisco

BART officials announced today that the agency has terminated its agreement with a company to provide free wireless Internet service in downtown San Francisco and Oakland.

12/29/2014

Alhambra Trestle in Martinez, CA (Jeffrey Schaub)

Aging Railway Infrastructure Raises Safety Concerns As Bay Area Readies To Receive Dramatic Increase Of Bakken Crude Oil, Part 1 Of 3

Questions are being raised about the safety of the century-old Alhambra railroad trestle in Martinez. Some local residents and officials are concerned because the bridge is carrying an increasing number of loads of a highly volatile cargo.

12/29/2014

(Jeffrey Schaub/CBS)

KCBS Cover Story: The Alhambra Railroad Trestle

KCBS’ Jeffrey Schaub reports on the aging & possibly unsafe railroad bridge in Martinez…

12/29/2014

A guard at a Palo Alto train crossing. (Matt Bigler/CBS)

Palo Alto Community Pitches In For Holiday Gifts For 11 Guards Who Watch Dangerous Train Crossings

$350 gift cards were handed out this week to the 11 guards who keep watch at Palo Alto train tracks as part of the city’s Track Watch program.

12/24/2014

(Chris Enright/Wikimedia Commons)

Caltrain’s Electrification Could Dramatically Reshape Palo Alto’s Land Parcels

Caltrain wants to separate its train tracks from roadways, cars, pedestrians and cyclists as part of its electrification process, but the Mayor of Palo Alto says that would require some drastic land acquirement.

10/22/2014

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BART Bridge Connects Rail Line To Future In Santa Clara County For The First Time

Bay Area Rapid Transit crews put the finishing touches of a bridge that will connect its past with the future. The bridge in Fremont will lead BART into Santa Clara County for the first time.

10/02/2014

(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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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