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