East Bay Leaders Consider Opposing Plan To Reactivate Long-Dormant Rail Line In RichmondThe Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors will on Tuesday discuss formally opposing plans by BNSF Railway to reactivate a long-dormant rail line through the Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline Park in Richmond.
SFMTA Documents Requirement Of High-Grade Rail For Central SubwayNew details surfaced Friday in a blame game playing out behind the scenes of one of San Francisco's biggest infrastructure projects: the Central Subway.
SFMTA Says Contractor Laid Wrong Type Of Track For Central SubwayConstruction on the Central Subway in San Francisco is moving backwards Thursday after officials confirmed that crews laid miles of the wrong type of track.
Muni To Shut Down Subway Service Every Night To Upgrade Equipment DowntownDowntown subway service on all light-rail lines will shut down early every night from Friday July 31 until January 2016 to allow for upgrades to radio and emergency communications systems, according to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.
Billion Dollar Project Will Bring Millions Of Tons Of Coal To Area Next To Bay Bridge Toll Plaza
BART Blames Manufacturing Defect For Broken Rail; Says No Danger Of Another BreakBART blames a manufacturing defect for the broken rail that delayed trains for six hours two weeks ago. The good news is that they say they’ve inspected the rest of the rails and didn’t find any other flaws.
BART Could See More Breakdowns On Tracks, Needs More Than $4 Billion To Upgrade InfrastructureBART officials said the 10-inches of rail broke on a newer section of tracks, and the rails like the cars badly need to be replaced.
Refineries To Ship Even Dirtier Tar Sands Oil Into Bay Area; Fracked Crude By Rail Gets Too PriceyIt’s an unexpected consequence of the drop in oil prices. Trains carrying explosive fracked crude oil from North Dakota are no longer rolling through our neighborhoods. Crude by rail has become too expensive.
Sonoma, Marin County Residents Get First Glimpse Of SMART Commuter Train In CotatiMarin and Sonoma County officials and residents got their first look at the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit commuter trains that are scheduled to begin trips between the two counties starting in 2016.
Typo In Siemens' High-Speed Rail Display At State Capitol? California's High-Speed Rail Authority will soon award a massive contract to one of at least 10 bidders who want to build the new bullet train from San Francisco (or Sacramento) to Southern California. If Siemens gets the job, though, they may want to subcontract with a painter to handle the lettering.
Man Hit, Killed By Caltrain In Tunnel Near San Francisco Station In 3rd Monday Rail Accident Caltrain struck and killed a man in a tunnel near the San Francisco station Monday evening in the third Bay Area rail accident of the day.
Bay Area Crude Oil-By-Rail Shipments Halted After Price Per Barrel Drops SharplyThe low price of oil has has prompted an energy company to halt the transportation by rail of Bakken crude through the Bay Area.
French Government Agrees To Pay Millions In Reparations To Holocaust Survivors, Family, Heirs Living In California, USThe French rail company that transported thousands of French Jews to concentration camps has agree to pay reparations Holocaust survivors and their families living abroad. The average payment will be about $100,000.
Strong Napa Quake Stops Multiple Rail Services Through Bay AreaThe 6.0 magnitude quake Sunday morning in Napa County triggered multiple shutdowns of rail services throughout the Bay Area, including the cancellation of ACE train special Levi's Stadium service and suspension of Amtrak's Capitol Corridor service from Roseville to San Jose while track and bridges are inspected.
Study Aims To Prepare California For Dangers Of Transporting Highly Explosive Oil By RailOver the next few years, a quarter of California’s oil will come in by rail according to state leaders. Saturday the Interagency Working Group on Oil by Rail Safety issued a study to help state agencies prepare for the worst case scenario.