Category Archives: News

Rail-Related News, Tuesday, December 17, 2019

The best skeptical article about self-driving cars yet this editor has seen–from “socialists” no less Electric car motorheads get trolled by 100-year old streetcar at Swedish auto show (video) BART to reopen bathrooms at Powell Street station, closed after 9/11 … Continue reading

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Rail-Related News, November 2019

Southern California Metrolink proposed battery-powered trains Report finds New York City subways can be sped up by nearly 50% within existing infrastructure Should BART’s parking pricing be increased? Study of third SMART station in Santa Rosa proposed Editorial: New leadership … Continue reading

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Rail-Related News, September 22 – October 7, 2019

North County Transit pushes to preserve funding for more Coaster commuter rail locomotives BART weighs various fare gate designs, the successful ones may come from Muni BART cancels plan for costly platform safety barriers Extension of BART to downtown San … Continue reading

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

“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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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Rail-Related News, July 15-Aug 5, 2019

SMART reconsiders the role of “quiet zones” in light of recent “suicides by train” Minor changes in system maps have riled up BART riders in the past Since Brightline decided they need more stations between Miami and West Palm Beach, … Continue reading

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