Rail-Related news, Monday, November 5, 2018

Conductor stops train on tracks to rescue dog in New Jersey

From the Dark Side(tm) & Sun Rises in East Dept.: Uber, Lyft clog SF streets according to study

Could self-driving cars leave high-speed rail in the dust?

More in the saga of the Salesforce Transit Center: contractor sues for $150 million
http://m.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Contractor-sues-Transbay-center-authority-for-13315295.php?t=a866355e3c

From the Dark Side(tm) Dept.: Bid to repeal gas tax sparks debate over how transportation spending occurs in California
http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-ca-gas-tax-diversion-20181018-story.html

New proposed high-speed rail through Bakersfield skips downtown, would cost $22 million less

Light rail system expands in Mesa, Arizona through roundabout

Los Angeles begins tunneling of Purple Line (Wilshire Subway) extension

Rider safety is top priority to candidates in BART board race

Due to its problems with cracked beams et al, San Francisco Transportation Authority holds up additional $10 million for Salesforce Transit Center

Santa Clara County’s latest transportation sales tax funding BART extension and other projects is legal, judge rules

Elon Musk’s test tunnel for “rapid transit” (sic) to be open for public review on December 10th

After major cost overruns and delays, downtown Berkeley BART station plaza reopens and homeless get fancier rain shelter

CBS 60 Minutes: Why has the New York City subway run off the rails?

The Salesforce Transbay Transit Center isn’t the only mega project with problems: bacteria and rust on the new S.F.-Oakland Bay Bridge

Bay Area’s Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) announces “visionary” proposals in transportation beauty contest

Some researchers claim Uber [and Lyft] help increase transit ridership, contrary to some other findings

From the Dark Side Dept.: Bay Area’s worst commutes [starting with Bay Bridge corridor]

When will the Salesforce Transit Center reopen? Many weeks into the future

European architects to design revamp of San Jose Amtrak/Caltrain station

Shiny new BART cars finally running in regular service

From the Dark Side Dept.: What [may] happen when a cop pulls over a driverless car [if the car recognizes cops, among other things]

Judge tentatively rules against high-speed rail opponents, again

SMART, City of Santa Rosa spar over proposed Jennings Avenue pedestrian/bicycle crossing

Due to unexpected demand, BART to double available parking at Antioch eBART station

Just prior to Halloween, it could have been the BART Chainsaw Massacre! High weirdness on BART

SMART details its plans to extend service to Windsor, Healdsburg and Cloverdale

Caltrain electrification continues to progress between San Francisco and San Jose

Los Angeles Metro begins next steps to extend Eastside Gold Line

Envisioning a Southern California Metrolink frequent service network like the Paris RER

Is Los Angeles Union Station obsolete? (should there be tunnels under Downtown L.A., e.g., like in Zurich, Switzerland?)

You CAN get to/from Stockton via bus from Dublin/Pleasanton BART station [if you want to]

SMART grapples with change in its 2nd year of service

In races for board seats, how BART faces the future at stake

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