Rail-Related News, Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Is upgrading Metrolink line a better option that light rail so far from Central L.A.?

Fixes to Del Mar Bluffs to go forward after series of collapses

Oklahoma City streetcar opens for business

Ride-hailing companies steal passengers from BART at Oakland and SF Airports

Flaggers return to Denver A-Line grade crossings, electronics problems still not solve

Fairfield OKs plan to rename its new train station after former legislator Tom Hannigan

New Walnut Creek BART station parking garage almost sold out before opening

First section of Seattle Sound Transit’s east line nearly completed

Sacramento has turned out to be a major train manufacturing center

So WHY is California’s high-speed rail so unpopular in the San Joaquin Valley?

A number of factors account for SalesForce Transit Center steel beam failures

City of Montclair’s plan for bringing Metro Gold Line to San Bernardino Count

New commuter rail line opens in Fort Worth, TX (Editor’s Update: opening delayed due to lack of Federal personnel to sign off on grade crossing inspections due to Trump shutdown)

100 Days and Counting: The Salesforce Transit Center shutdown continues

Another reason to take the train (or bus): 200,000 “clean” cars get bumped from HOV lanes

New steel beams ordered for Transbay Transit Center fi

The same crowd stays in control of the California High Speed Rail Authority board: Brown’s parting appointments

Amtrak wants to study NY Governor’s proposed fix for New York Subway L-line fixes for its own tunnels under the Hudson River

Soon-to-be-retired BART cars may be converted for a number of new uses such as AirB&Bs, homeless shelters, etc.

New streetcar in Oklahoma City a big success as weekend ridership exceeded 10,000 in trial runs

BART wants your ideas for creative re-use of soon-to-be-retired cars

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