Rail-Related News, Friday, September 28, 2018

Photo credit: Sharon Hahn Darlin via Curbed SF

Additional train between Chicago and Minneapolis-St. Paul feasible, study finds

Backs of California gas tax repeal start new initiative to scrap high-speed rail project in 2020

“Transit Week” gets off to normal start with train delays—while politicians are on the trains

BART considering adding unarmed train monitors and “ambassadors” to improve security and visibility

“Homeland Security” (sic) officers now patrolling BART system when they can

Despite concerns about high percentage of Black people being cited for fare evasion, BART board votes to expand fare checking

BART faces pushback from proposed new security measures

New Salesforce Transbay Transit Center shutdown after finding cracked support beam

What went wrong at new Transbay Transit Center? Here are possible explanations

Caltrain cancelling weekend train service within S.F. for six months for electrification construction

Proposed upgrade of Clipper fare payment system biased towards existing vendor, other vendors say

According to poll, repeal of gas tax opposed by majority of potential voters

Transbay Transit Center to remain closed through at least October 5th since 2nd cracked beam found

Contractors that installed steel beams that cracked at Transbay Transit Center already up to eyeballs in lawyers

MTC decides to throw some money at studying redundant rail line over the Altamont Pass

Bay Area officials choose not to simply convoluted transit fares before upgrading Clipper fare system

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