kpix-7-2013-masthead kcbs 7-2013-masthead

Trains

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

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 Gives Public A Look At ‘Fleet Of The Future’ For 1st Time

Bay Area Rapid Transit’s fleet of the future pulled up to Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco on Wednesday, the first in a series of events intending to give riders a closer look at the new cars.

04/16/2014

crop_down.jpg

This App Will Plan Your Entire Trip

Instead of spending hours tabbing through travel sites, hit Rome2Rio: an oracle-like web/app that maps out the exact planes, trains, and automobiles (with fares) to take between any two places on the planet.

04/16/2014

A crowded BART train during rush hour on October 29, 2009. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Service Between Hayward, Fremont Resumes After Death On Tracks

Service between Fremont and South Hayward Bay Area Rapid Transit stations remains shut down Wednesday morning due to an investigation of a fatal incident from late Tuesday night, BART officials said Wednesday.

03/05/2014

Toward the Transbay Tube in San Francisco. (Wikimedia Commons)

Rainwater Leaks Cause BART Equipment Failure In Transbay Tube; Delays Service

Trains are experiencing major delays this morning due to an equipment problem in the Transbay Tube, BART officials said.

02/28/2014

crop_down.jpg

The Most Luxurious Train Safari In The World

For your next luxury vacation, consider traveling by train. Rovos Rail brings the luxury and decadence of the olden days back to your trip, in their train safari.

02/20/2014

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

KCBS In Depth: The Pros And Cons Of California’s High-Speed Rail Project

The pros and cons of going forward with California’s High-Speed Rail project are presented by Dan Richard, California’s Rail Authority chair, and former State Senator and SF Supervisor Quentin Kopp, respectively.

02/10/2014

WesPac Energy wants to modernize and reactivate this old PG&E oil storage terminal in Pittsburg. The facility would primarily hold fracked oil shipped by train from North Dakota, Colorado, and Texas. (CBS)

Tighter Regulations Recommended For Trains Carrying Crude Oil Into Bay Area

There have been four major crashes of North American trains carrying crude. Now in an unprecedented move, federal investigators in the U.S. and Canada are saying trains need tighter regulations before disaster strikes again.

01/24/2014

Oil barrels in North Dakota's Bakken Shale Oil Fields where fracking has made it possible to open up an entirely new industry of oil exploration in the Midwest.
(Credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Backlash Grows Over Plan To Store Fracked Oil In Pittsburg

A company called WesPac Energy wants to start bringing the substance, known as bakken shale, to the Delta town by rail and storing it there before shipping it to the Bay Area’s five refineries via pipeline.

01/22/2014

crop_down.jpg

All Aboard: The World’s Most Amazing Train Trips

The inherent beauty of train travel is that it’s often more about the journey (and the spectacular scenery along the way) than the actual destination. When your fare includes butler service, gourmet meals, and access to elegant bar cars, rest assured these six train trips are worth dropping a month’s salary on.

12/11/2013

more

previous

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 53,874 other followers