Rail-Related News, Monday, January 28, 2019

Bay Bridge traffic (San Francisco Chronicle, January 20, 2019)

Even after recent approvals of bridge toll increases and County sales taxes, Bay Area politicians want even more money for transportation

BART’s customer approval ratings plunge over crime, cleanliness concerns

More than one million riders on SMART rail in 16 months of operation

BART begins preliminary work in extension to downtown San Jose

Assuming they actually work (a big assumption), autonomous vehicles will lead to more traffic, pollution, spraw

(Editorial) BART lagging in making improvement

Despite problems with service, BART continues to be severely overbooked for reserved parking space

Sun Rises in the East Dept.: Lyft and Uber steal riders from public transit, particularly buses, less from rail

Transportation sales tax in Santa Clara County OK’d by State Supreme Cour

Could high-speed rail help ease California’s housing crisis?

More SMART trains for the Bay Area?

L.A. Metro committee supports next Foothill Gold Line LRT to Pomona

First closures of L.A. Blue Line LRT for major overhauls over 4 months

What to know about the L.A. Blue Line shutdown for major overhaul

Does L.A. Union Station really need an elevated concourse?

Caltrain wraps up grade-crossing improvement program early

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