San Francisco’s Muni may lower seats on new trains 2 inches for shorter riders

By Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez, San Francisco Examiner; March 5, 2019 Since San Francisco’s futuristic new train fleet first click-clacked down…

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Governor Newsom’s shorter California bullet train plan likely to run out of money before completion

By Ralph Vartabedian, Los Angeles Times; March 3, 2019 The California bullet train project will probably run out of money…

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California: How trains under the bay – not high-speed rail – may connect Sacramento and San Francisco

By Tony Bizjak, The Sacramento Bee; February 20, 2019 For decades, train riders from Sacramento to San Francisco have been…

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Federal Railroad Administration pulls funding plug on California High Speed Rail

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; February 19, 2019 For all intents and purposes, California’s high-speed rail project…

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After high-speed rail demise in California: Downtown San Francisco to Downtown LA trains?

An Opinion By Stanford M. Horn, San Francisco Examiner; February 20, 2019 The U. S. Census counted 10 million Californians…

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Why the future of Caltrain is being built in Salt Lake City, Utah

By Casey Tolan, Bay Area News Group, The Mercury News; February 17, 2019 SALT LAKE CITY — The future of…

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California Governor Newsom isn’t backing away from high-speed rail, after all

By Garth Stapley, The Modesto Fee; February 13, 2019 Some supporters of high-speed rail were encouraged by remarks in the…

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Virgin plans American adventure in trains, ships, banks and hotels

By Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson, Financial Times; February 11, 2019 Editor’s note: This story was written and published prior to Virgin Trains…

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New rail plan a big setback for future terminal under San Francisco’s Transbay Transit Center

By Rachel Swan, San Francisco Chronicle; February 12, 2019 Officials in San Francisco had planted their dreams in the empty…

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Opinion: California just drastically cut its plan for high speed rail — and it’s the latest example of the US failing to do what the rest of the world has already figured out

By Graham Rapier, Business Insider; February 13, 2019 In his State of state address on Tuesday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom…

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Opinion: It’s Not The End Of High Speed Rail In California – It’s A Change In Direction

By Juan Sebastián Pinto, Contributor, Forbes Magazine; February 13, 2019 California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) began his State of the…

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‘Shocking’ cut to California’s troubled high-speed rail project solves some problems and creates others

By Ralph Vartabedian, Los Angeles Times; February 12, 2019 Gov. Gavin Newsom’s announcement that he intends to scale back California’s…

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San Francisco: BART, Amtrak assess building new shared transbay crossing

By Phil Matier, San Francisco Chronicle; February 6, 2019 BART and Amtrak are teaming up on assessing the possibility of…

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San Francisco Muni forced to cut funding for accelerated train purchase in favor of solar power, merchant bailout fund

By Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez, San Francisco Examiner; February 5, 2019 While city leaders play tug-of-war over $181 million in windfall…

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San Francisco is adding so many new train cars, it’s considering turning the old ones into housing

By Aria Bendix, provided by Business Insider, mysanantonio.com; January 10, 2019 Public transit is undergoing a major overhaul in San…

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$2 Billion ‘Grand Central of the West’ terminal is shut down over safety concerns

By Bradford Betz, Fox News; September 26, 2018 A San Francisco transit terminal which took nearly 10 years to build…

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San Francisco’s new $2.2 billion transit center, the ‘Grand Central Station of the West,’ is officially open to the public — take a look around

By Katie Canales, Business Insider; SFGate.com; September 9, 2018 San Francisco’s highly-anticipated Salesforce Transit Center and the new park located…

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My Amtrak Story: From Milwaukee to San Francisco

By Gina Doyle, Progressive Railroading Magazine, September 2018 Fifty-one hours train time — plus 90 minutes from Milwaukee to Chicago.…

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San Francisco Muni cuts training hours to boost number of train operators, combat driver shortage

By Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez, San Francisco Examiner; September 8, 2018 In its scramble to roll out qualified train operators quickly…

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California, Texas riding different tracks to high-speed rail

By David Castellon, The Business Journal; August 31, 2018 For nearly eight years, Californians have engaged in a deep and…

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California bullet train project on track to blow through billions of more dollars

By Barnini Chakraborty, Fox News; August 31, 2018 California’s biggest boondoggle just broke the bank. Not only is the massive…

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EDITORIAL: High-speed rail in California has become a slow-motion train wreck

An Editorial From The Las Vegas Review-Journal; August 10, 2018 High-speed rail in California has turned into a slow-motion train…

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California: Calculations show bullet train can complete route within 2 hours and 40 minutes. Reality may prove slower

By Ralph Vartabedian, Los Angeles Times; July 29, 2018 When California voters approved construction of a bullet train in 2008,…

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Some of the Best Amtrak Train Routes

An Opinion By Johnny Jet, Contributor, Forbes; June 7, 2018 Traveling by train can be a lost art form in…

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