Rail-Related News, August 6th-26th, 2019

Last Updated: March 14, 2024By
SMART train at San Rafael. Source: SMART

SMART lays groundwork for sales tax renewal by voters in 2020; otherwise financial crisis starting in 2024

Uber, Lyft responsible for major increase in San Francisco traffic congestion

San Francisco Muni opens new light rail platform for Warriors’ arena

Salesforce Transit Center reopens to buses after nearly a year

“Are you a seat hog?” and other tales of BART riders from Hell

New director S.F.’s Central Subway shares his strategy to speed up project opening

S.F. Muni Metro subway to shut early evenings for maintenance work

California makes progress in cutting greenhouse gas emissions, though not in transportation

Southern California Metrolink hits ridership record for FY 2019

Sacramento Regional Transit negotiating for up to 76 new low-floor LRVs

Funding obtained to extend L.A. Metro Gold Line light rail to Pomona and Montclair (San Bernardino County)

Amtrak wants to extend its Michigan service to Toronto, Canada

San Francisco’s oldest cable car in service again

Maps compare BART’s footprint to other major urban rail networks around the world

Weekend track work on BART Concord line delays traffic on Highway 24

California Coastal Commission nixes trenching fix for crumbling Del Mar bluffs

BART discontinues paper ticket sales at first San Francisco station

Why people get so crazy at times on BART

Amid protests, SF board names Chinatown subway station for Rose Pak, notorious political activist

Super commuters continue to multiply in California due to lack of housing in high employment areas

San Diego’s plan to “level playing field” between autos and transit delayed yet again

Passenger survey says BART stations are getting cleaner, particularly elevators

In stretching the First Amendment like taffy, the ACLU says BART ban on panhandling and busking unconstitutional

Marin-Sonoma SMART Board of Directors mull strategies for financial future, tax renewal

Virgin Trains begins building 125 mph segment to Orlando, Florida

BART to add “infill” station in Fremont between downtown and Warm Springs stops

More on new Irvington BART station in Fremont

Sonoma-Marin SMART begins testing Larkspur extension

One percent regional sales tax may be on 2020 Bay Area ballot for $100 billion transportation “mega-measure”

More on Marin-Sonoma SMART tax extension proposed for 2020 ballot

New Hudson Tubes project between New Jersey and New York reduces projected budget by $1.4 billion

Sacramento Blue Line light rail derailment on August 22nd injures 13, under investigation