Trains

Commuters wait to board a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train during rush hour. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Crews Working Overtime To Alleviate ‘Crush Loads’ Before New Trains Arrive

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.

04/13/2015

LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 08: WWE wrestler John Cena speaks at a news conference announcing the WWE Network at the 2014 International CES at the Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas on January 8, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The network will launch on February 24, 2014 as the first-ever 24/7 streaming network, offering both scheduled programs and video on demand. The USD 9.99 per month subscription will include access to all 12 live WWE pay-per-view events each year. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs through January 10 and is expected to feature 3,200 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to about 150,000 attendees.

WrestleMania Could Mean $100 Million Boost For Bay Area Economy; Cena Calls Silicon Valley ‘Beautiful’

WrestleMania 31 is in Santa Clara this Sunday. The WWE’s annual springtime extravaganza is expected to bring $100 million in economic activity to the Bay Area.

03/27/2015

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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