Hundreds of truckers took to the road in a combination convoy and protest as part of weeklong national effort called Operation Black and Blue, made up of many independent truckers who complain the federal Electronic Logging Device regulation set to be begin in December will unduly burden them financially and give major trucking companies an advantage over smaller independent contractors. A protester spoke about the issue in Modesto as truck drivers offered their honks of support on Highway 99 near downtown Modesto.
Sacramento businessman Bill Taylor, perhaps best known for his Willie's Burgers chain, wants to run a trolley between various Sacramento attractions. The Elephant Train, named after a once popular State Fair attraction, could run from Old Sacramento to the Crocker Art Museum to hotels and restaurants.
Operation Lifesaver celebrated its 45th year in 2017, launching a national Rail Safety Week from September 24-30. These safety tips can be practiced all year long, fitting with OLI's ongoing mission of reducing collisions, fatalities and injuries at highway-rail crossings and preventing trespassing on or near railroad tracks.
The combination of an alert train operator and quick-thinking BART passengers helped save the life of a person who went onto the trackway at the Civic Center Station in San Francisco during the Monday afternoon commute (August 21, 2017). While some riders helped the man out of the trackway, others immediately jumped into action and began waving to alert the operator of the oncoming train.