Rail-Related News, Monday, September 24, 2018

Bart fare inspectors check riders for valid tickets as they enter the platform at the West Oakland station in Oakland, Calif., on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. The inspectors travel in a group and setup at an entrance, an exit or board a train and check every rider according to a bart spokesman. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group)

Improved rail technology prompts ideas for light rail to Ontario, CA airport and DMUs on Metrolink San Bernardino line

Despite BART’s efforts, plaza at 16th Street station in S.F. remains yucky

Is the Trump Administration purposely holding up New Starts transit project funding?

One in four cable car passengers apparently aren’t asked to pay – audit

Florida’s Brightline purchases controlling interest in proposed high-speed rail Dersert Xpress between Las Vegas-Southern California

World’s first hydrogen fuel cell train enters service in Germany

Marin-Sonoma SMART to begin construction of Sonoma Airport-Windsor extension

Los Angeles Metro may change rail line designations from colors to numbers or letters

BART’s fare evasion fines hit African Americans the hardest [Key point: does the inspection rate of AA’s match BART ridership rates by race?]

Portland TriMet fare inspections conducted inconsistently, so judge rules it unconstitutional

Napa County looks at congestion-reducing ideas, including trains

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