Today’s Headlines

  • Palo Alto "Cries Foul" Over High-Speed Rail Contract (Merc)
  • How Much High-Speed Rail Does $8 Billion Buy? (MSNBC)
  • Menlo Park to Abandon Plans for Dumbarton Transit Station (Merc)
  • Bus Fares Rising in Yolo County (Sac Bee)
  • San Joaquin County Planning for More Walkable Neighborhoods (Stockton Record)
  • The Bikescape Podcast: Bike Bloggers Meet in Sacramento
  • Community Outraged Over Hit-and-Run Death of USC Student (LAT)
  • SFBG: The BART Police Committee Mess 
  • Auto Workers Angry Strings Attached to Government Money (LA Daily News)
  • Albuquerque Getting a Bike Bridge Across Rio Grande (Bike ABQ via


It’s a Go for Caltrain Electrification

This morning, during its regular meeting in San Carlos, the nine-member Caltrain board voted unanimously to dedicate $1.25 billion towards electrifying Caltrain. If all goes according to plan, electric services will begin in 2020. “The total program is $2 billion. That includes money for the advanced signal system, which we’re already installing today,” said Jayme Ackemann, spokeswoman […]

High Speed Rail Authority Addresses Alignment Concerns in SF

Possible high speed rail alignment options for San Francisco. Image: HSRA. Peninsula communities have made all the news with their public outcry against the alignment of the California High Speed Rail train, but today some San Franciscans got into the mix. Now that details have emerged about a possible alignment choice through the eastern portion […]