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.
Caltrain’s Electrification Could Dramatically Reshape Palo Alto’s Land ParcelsCaltrain 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.
BART Bridge Connects Rail Line To Future In Santa Clara County For The First Time Bay Area Rapid Transit crews put the finishing touches of a bridge that will connect its past with the future. The bridge in Fremont will lead BART into Santa Clara County for the first time.
1968 Promotional Video Shows Slick New Vision For Bay Area With BARTDo you remember when Bay Area Rapid Transit was the next big thing? Perhaps not. It was more than 40 years ago.
Travel By Train For Your Next VacationTo get better acquainted with Amtrak, the nation’s railroad service, here’s a simple yet very helpful guide to understanding how get onboard a passenger train.
Phil Matier: BART Commuters Dealing With Increasingly Packed TrainsIncreased ridership, shorter trains, and an aging fleet are part of the reason BART commuters are being packed into cars like sardines many days.
Santa Rosa Secures Funding To Build Bicycle-Pedestrian Bridge The city of Santa Rosa won't have to worry about people running across railroad tracks near the Coddingtown Mall area. Regional transportation planners are giving the city an $8.2 million grant to build a bicycle-pedestrian bridge.
Central Valley Farmers’ Legal Efforts To Stop High-Speed Rail Plan Could Be Coming To An End Central Valley farmers opposed to construction of California’s high-speed rail may face their last legal stop this week. Attorneys will petition the State Supreme Court to halt the rail plan dead in its tracks.
BART Scales Back On Washing Trains' Exteriors To Save WaterThe transit agency says its washing the exteriors of its trains less frequently in an effort to save water.
Appellate Court Overturns Bond Ruling, Moving California’s High-Speed Rail Forward A state appellate court has handed a big win to California's high-speed rail project, overturning two lower court rulings that stalled funding for the $68 billion train.
Security Stepped Up For First Sporting Event At Levi’s Stadium; 45,000 Expected At Earthquakes-Sounders MatchThe Santa Clara Police Department will have an extra 100 officers on hand, and sheriff's deputies will not only be patrolling the stadium, but VTA light trains as well.
BART Helps Make Wish Come True For San Pablo Teenager With Cerebral PalsyA San Pablo teenager with cerebral palsy had a very simple wish that many Bay Area commuters take for granted every day – a ride on BART.
Feds Approve Work To Begin On 2nd Leg Of California High-Speed Rail Line The U.S. Department of Transportation is giving its approval for work to begin on the second leg of California's proposed high-speed rail line.
California State Budget Triggers Federal Spending On High-Speed Rail Gov. Jerry Brown scored a big win for the $68 billion high-speed rail project this week by persuading fellow Democrats to dedicate a steady future funding source for it in the state budget.
BART Directors Vote In Favor Of Compromise On New Car DesignBART 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.