BART and its train operators are scheduled to sit down this morning and try to seriously work out their lingering differences, because, let's face it, they really don't have much time left. The 60-day "cooling off" period ordered by the governor comes to a halt in 25 days. Both sides are reporting ... More >>
Authorities are looking for Charles J. Dowd, a San Mateo resident and former San Francisco firefighter, who mysteriously vanished after he boarded an Amtrak train in the East Bay earlier this week. Dowd, 69, boarded a train in Emeryville on Wednesday morning with plans to change trains in Chicago on ... More >>
For some reason we'll never know, ardent foes of the Central Subway chose, today, to hold a press conference in a children's playground. Attendees sat on slides and sidestepped miniature tricycles. But there was no playing around. And the Central Subway is not a project that will be paid for in play ... More >>
"You never call, you never write" isn't just the lament of parents and grandparents everywhere. It's come to be the gripe of several former city commissioners. Bruce Oka's four-year term as a Municipal Transportation Agency board member expired on April 29, and he says neither Mayor Ed Lee nor anyon ... More >>
Jim HerdA handful of trial attorneys with years of experience litigating against public transportation agencies, train systems, and Muni told SF Weekly that elements of this weekend's West Portal train collision could come together to form a legal perfect storm that drains many millions of dollars f ... More >>
There's a romance to railroad travel, especially when the destination is a special, spirited mountain town called Truckee.
A lawsuit alleging racism at Amtrak's Oakland yard has made it to the Supreme Court -- and could affect discrimination cases nationwide
Sen. John McCain's push for campaign-finance reform has helped his presidential bid. Donations from special interests haven't hurt, either.
Union Pacific's tenacious fight to gut safety laws passed when a derailment sterilized 40 miles of the upper Sacramento River