Rail

BART hopes tax will pay for railcars

Posted on May 24, 2011

OAKLAND, Calif. — Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) officials are hoping voters in in Contra Costa, Alameda and San Francisco counties will approve a parcel tax to raise $900 million to $1 billion to replace its aging railcars, according to the Contra Costa Times.

BART estimates it could cost roughly $3.2 billion to $3.4 billion to get 775 to 1,000 new railcars. The tax measure, which will require two-thirds approval, might appear on the ballot as early as November 2012. For the full story, click here.

 

 

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Alstom opens new Brazilian Citadis production line

The new production facility will serve the Brazilian market and, in a near future, the Latin America region where a number of new tramway projects are emerging. When fully operational, the facility will employ around 150 people.

FRA ramps up campaign to address nationwide grade crossing safety

The first phase of the effort calls upon local law enforcement agencies to show a greater presence at grade crossings, issue citations to drivers that violate rules of the road at crossings and consider rapid implementation of best practices for grade crossing safety.

S.C. city seeking elevated transit line bids

The first phase of the plan would construct a four-mile section elevated guideway above a section of abandoned railroad tracks. The first section of the elevated railway could connect Clemson University's International Center for Automotive Research campus with downtown Greenville.

MBTA considers options to compensate riders for snow woes

One option included offering one week of free fares throughout the system ($6 million in lost revenue).

Calif.'s Metrolink puts PTC into revenue service demo mode

With this latest accomplishment, Metrolink remains on track to become the nation’s first passenger rail system to have a fully implemented, interoperable PTC system in place.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

Please sign in or register to .    Close