U.S., California: BART’s Transbay Project Gets $1.2 Billion Boost

By Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor, Railway Age Magazine; September 15, 2020 The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has issued a $1.2 billion grant…

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U.S., California: Caltrain saved? Officials reach a deal to place measure on ballot that could avert a shutdown

By Michael Cabanatuan, San Francisco Chronicle; August 4, 2020 A tentative deal in the do-or-die dispute over a three-county sales…

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U.S., California Editorial: Bay Area officials’ timely backtrack may rescue Caltrain

By The Editorial Board, San Francisco Chronicle; August 4, 2020 Bay Area officials appear to have wisely pulled the emergency…

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U.S.: What It’s Like to Travel Across the Country by Amtrak Right Now

By Alexandra Schonfeld, Newsweek; July 31, 2020 There are certainly advantages to flying over choosing another form of transportation especially…

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U.S., California: San Francisco is set to pass a sales tax measure to save Caltrain. San Mateo says it’s dead on arrival

By Rachel Swan, San Francisco Chronicle; July 28, 2020 The three counties that fund Caltrain have reached an impasse that…

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U.S., California: BART launches ridership charts to help returning commuters plan

By Bay City News, KRON 4; June 30, 2020 SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (BCN) – BART said Tuesday that it is…

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U.S., California: Caltrain Ponders Future As Pandemic Hurts Ridership, Funding

By Margie Shafer, KCBS Radio; April 29, 2020 It was standing room only on Caltrain before the coronavirus outbreak. It’s…

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U.S., California: BART cuts service to just two trains an hour due to COVID-19

By Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; April 8, 2020 With the COVID-19 continuing to drain the finances of transit agencies…

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U.S.: California passenger rail services continue during stay-at-home order

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; March 17, 2020 California passenger-rail agencies are continuing operations for essential travel after several California counties…

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U.S.: California bullet train adds another $1.3 billion to projected price tag

By Don Thompson, Associated Press, Los Angeles Times; February 12, 2020 SACRAMENTO — The California High-Speed Rail Authority on Wednesday bumped its…

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San Francisco: ‘It made my day’: Mini horse riding BART trains delights passengers

By Nico Savidge, Bay Area News Group, The Mercury News; November 5, 2019 A little horse was a big deal…

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San Francisco: Caltrain to expand service

By Zachary Clark, Staff, San Mateo Daily Journal; October 4, 2019 With an additional 1.2 million people and jobs expected…

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San Francisco Bay Area Officials Lay Groundwork For $100 Billion Transportation Ballot Measure

By Don Ford, KPIX CBS 5 SF Bay Area; October 1, 2019 OAKLAND (KPIX 5) — The greater Bay Area…

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San Francisco Bay Area: Caltrain and our regional transit system

By Jim Hartnett, The Daily Journal; August 3, 2019 Every day, inefficient transportation networks and increasing traffic congestion are having…

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California: Caltrain maps out big growth and how to pay the $25 billion tab

By Rachel Swan, San Francisco Chronicle; July 22, 2019 Caltrain, the Peninsula commuter rail that started chugging when Abraham Lincoln…

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San Francisco: Why do the new Caltrains have floating doors raised 4-feet off the ground?

By Nikki Tran, SFGate.com; July 19, 2019 Have you seen the designs for the new Caltrain cars of the future?…

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California: Merced to Bay Area high-speed rail preferred alternatives released

By Mischa Wanek-Libman, Mass Transit Magazine; July 8, 2019 The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) released the State’s Preferred Alternatives…

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San Francisco: Turning Muni’s subway system around

By Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez, San Francisco Examiner; July 7, 2019 For the more than 140,000 people who ride the Muni…

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Where will California’s high-speed rail stop in the San Francisco Bay Area?

By Gary Richards, East Bay Times; July 2, 2019 If the billions needed to build the high-speed rail line from…

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Federal Transit Administration allocates $300M to Transbay project

By Andrew Corselli, Managing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; June 21, 2019 The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) just announced that the Transbay Corridor…

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Got time? You can avoid ‘flygskam’ (Swedish for flight shame)

By John Ryan, KUOW-FM; April 28, 2019 In Sweden, they have a word for the guilty feeling of polluting by…

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San Francisco delays $62 million for Muni’s new rail fleet after a slew of mishaps

By Rachel Swan, San Francisco Chronicle; April 23, 2019 San Francisco officials delayed millions in funding for Muni’s troubled new…

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New San Francisco Muni trains delivered with defective doors

By Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez, San Francisco Examiner; April 17, 2019 At least some of Muni’s newest light rail vehicles —…

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Opinion: The very short rail link California can’t build

By Joe Mathews, Bakersfield.com; March 30, 2019 How will California ever finish the high-speed rail when it can’t finish San…

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