Rail-Related News, Thursday, May 24, 2018

Should BART build another extension to Livermore, or rebuilt existing system?

What was he thinking? It is “Highway 101” not “The 101” Quite a cultural error for a Northern Californian!

Slight majority of California voters would repeal Jerry Brown’s gas tax increase, according to poll

Will BART expand trains or buses to Livermore?

How Japanese rail planners design stations to “nudge” passengers so they work, given the many millions of daily passengers

Pro and Con on Regional Measure 3, the $3 bridge toll increase before voters

Downtown Los Angeles Regional Connector subway halfway completed

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Rail-Related News, Monday, May 21, 2018

BART seeks state permission to close down notorious walkway at Powell Street station often overrun with drug users and homeless

“Spam in a Can” Mercury astronauts 55 years ago got a window, but you won’t in the unlikely event Hyped Loop actually becomes reality

13 Bay Area transportation projects get $660 million in SB-1 grants from state, mostly highways

Polls show voter support for bridge toll hike is “squishy” so backers of toll hike in panic mode

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Rail-Related News, Saturday, May 19, 2018

Elon Musk holds “info session” to claim how his tunnels might solve “soul-destroying” traffic congestion in Greater L.A. Elon, is that a railroad track at your feet?

The Dirty Truth about self-driving cars…Imagine a BART bathroom that hasn’t been cleaned for 24 hours or more…

Traffic or $9 Tolls? Which is worse for Bay Area drivers?

Who’s behind the Bay Area’s $3 toll hike proposal?

State grants another $700 million+ for L.A. Metro capital projects

Bakersfield approves conceptual plans for high-speed rail station

Streetsblog: Metro’s Excessive West Santa Ana Branch Cost Estimates Are for Wrong Type of Project

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Rail-Related News, Wednesday, May 16, 2018


Paris, France transit operators gains foothold in California. They also operate trains in Paris, so what are they up to?

San Francisco Central Subway contractor was aware it was using the wrong type of rails

Can private sector trains like Brightline reshape Florida transit, let alone transit in the rest of the U.S.?

High-speed rail board approves 2018 Business Plan that is mostly unfunded

L.A. Metro claims surface heavy rail would cost as much as subways. Call BART, who keeps surface extensions to about $200 million/mile+/-

California governor candidates steer clear of the high-speed rail issue, even the Republicans

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Rail-Related News, Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Larkspur SMART station (somewhat) near Golden Gate Transit Ferry Terminal starts to take shape

BART in Alameda? (if there is a second Transbay Tube…)

The Future of Transportation Includes Mass Transit, Naysayers to the Contrary

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Rail-Related News, Monday, May 14, 2018

Now “Hyped Tunnel”(tm) by Elon Musk. Musk claims he will offer demonstration rides to the public for his new tunnel under LA. Details lacking. http://money.cnn.com/2018/05/11/technology/elon-musk-boring-company-tunnel/index.html

Toronto subway riders get crabby! Literally.
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2018/05/10/crustaceans-sitting-in-their-own-ttc-subway-seats-leave-commuters-crabby.html

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