Rail-Related News, August 21 – September 21, 2019

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“Cheatin’ The Man” with new cars with no license plates GONE: Bay Area bridge cheating down 75% since new rule new cars have temporary plates

Dedication of Fairfield/Vacaville train station two years after opening

More on Phoenix light rail defeat for (now one) Koch brother (62% support continued LRT construction)

Sacramento light rail operator: “By the time I realized he [a maintenance train] was on my track, it was too late.”

BART upgrades digital signs at stations

San Francisco cable cars to be down ten days for gearbox replacements

Marin-Sonoma proposing to close schedule gaps, extend to “near” Larkspur ferry terminal

Among other things, new BART station signs will indicate when trains of new cars are coming

Powell Street BART station to stop selling paper tickets

Marin County could have had BART but Bay Area backroom politics stopped it

From the Dark Side Dept.(tm): Why Uber isn’t “sharing” anything

The homeless were pushed from BART stations, then onto trains, often annoying regular passengers

From the Dark Side Dept.(tm):San Diego area freeway cheerleaders mad at regional planning agency for change in emphasis to transit

They Never Got Over Buck Rogers Syndrome Dept.: “Flying Cars” (sic), er, Flying Robotaxis for Bay Area

BART approves purchase of new headquarters in light of skyrocketing office rents

From the Dark Side Dept.(tm): Meet the Hyped Loop True Believers, parting with their VC investment monies

Sonoma County supervisors at odds where 3rd Santa Rosa SMART rail station should be: Fulton or South Santa Rosa?

BART to spend nearly $100 million to replace 41 escalators

BART’s experimental “guillotine” faregates at Fruitvale station get the ax

Advocates call for San Francisco Muni service that can cross S.F. in 30 minutes

With events at SF Giants stadium and new Warriors arena, transit prevents massive traffic jams

San Francisco’s Central Subway delayed yet again to 2021

New rail line in Fort Worth construction was under budget; proposed to be extended to large medical center

From the Dark Side Dept.: State Legislature passes measure to turn Uber & Lyft drivers into employees; both companies mull ballot measure to overturn new law

BART drivers claim locked doors between cars might be emergency, fire hazard

California PUC demands immediate safety steps after Sacramento LRT crash

Santa Rosa to continue seeking Jennings Ave pedestrian crossing of SMART

San Francisco’s newest subway may emerge on the west side, if funding can be found

High speed rail’s mishandling of property purchases adds to delays and cost overruns

San Francisco’s latest subway may be built on West Side near San Francisco State University

Location of a crucial meeting in creation of BART found

Seattle to move forward with downtown streetcar connector project

High-speed rail board adopts Central Valley to San Jose proposed route, though there is no funding

SMART takes conservative approach to proposed sales tax renewal/

After extensive public pressure, Clipper to take a look at integrated Bay Area transit fares

Muni cutting F line service due to shortage of operators

Who is behind efforts to improve Bay Area public transit