Overnight Testing Begins Along SMART Train's New Larkspur ExtensionIt is a relatively short extension for SMART, but a pretty significant leap for regional transit--the North’s Bay’s commuter rail system is about to reach Larkspur, and neighbors will soon start hearing it.
San Jose Mayor, Residents Sound Off About Blaring Train Noise At Union Pacific MeetingSan Jose residents, including Mayor Sam Liccardo, sounded off Wednesday at a meeting with Union Pacific representatives over its change in schedule to run trains overnight.
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.
San Francisco Museum Exhibition Shines New Light on Dark Side of ProgressA new exhibition at the California Historical Society focuses attention on societal disruption that came with completion of the transcontinental railroad.
'Trespassing' Bright Lights At Richmond Rail Yard Invade Homes, Distract DriversPeople in Richmond are saying that some newly installed LED lights are glowing so bright that they can't sleep. Richmond mayor Tom Butt is now demanding action.
California High-Speed Train Staff Recommends German Rail OperatorThe agency overseeing California's bullet train project is recommending a U.S. subsidiary of a German rail company to design and operate a Central Valley train segment in its early stages.
Man Trespassing On Tracks Struck And Killed By Amtrak Train In MartinezA Capitol Corridor train was on its way to Oakland from Sacramento when the strike happened around 11:45 a.m.
Appeals Court Doesn't Stop Crude Oil Rail Shipments Through RichmondCourt upholds dismissal of a lawsuit in which environmentalists sought to challenge crude oil rail shipments through Richmond.
Utah Lawmakers Push For Coal Railroad Terminal In OaklandA plan to export coal through a proposed new shipping terminal in Oakland got a financial boost Tuesday: Lawmakers in Utah are fast tracking a bill that would close a funding gap for the project.
Benicia Commission Derails Valero's Plan To Deliver Crude Oil By TrainA proposal to deliver crude oil by train to a Benicia refinery was rejected unanimously by the city's Planning Commission Thursday night.
Plagued by Delays, California High-Speed Rail Back in CourtThe bullet train's timeline, funding and speed estimates are back in the spotlight for a longstanding lawsuit filed by residents whose property lies in its path.
One Dead After Truck Crashes By Railroad Tracks In South San FranciscoA speeding pickup truck burst into flames after a crash near Union Pacific tracks in South San Francisco Friday afternoon, killing the driver.
Cyclist Killed By Union Pacific Train While Crossing Tracks In RichmondA female bicyclist was struck and killed Saturday afternoon in Richmond by an eastbound Union Pacific freight train, a Union Pacific spokesman said.
Woman Struck, Killed By Northbound Caltrain In Santa ClaraThe incident was a collision between Caltrain No. 423 and a female pedestrian who appeared to have placed herself in the train's path prior to the collision.
Caltrain Strikes, Kills Man In Sunnyvale; 10th Such Fatality Of 2015A 20-year-old man was struck and killed by a Caltrain in Sunnyvale Sunday morning, according to Caltrain officials.