| Jul 1, 2013
| 6:50 AM
BART will offer free parking and limited charter bus service to the thousands of commuters affected by Monday’s worker strike.
Bay Area Rail Transit workers began forming picket lines early Monday morning after the last trains were put to bed....
| Jun 19, 2013
| 6:00 PM
He is best known as a video artist, but Doug Aitken has a thing for "happenings."
He brought street musicians and famous singers together for a "pop rally" at New York's Museum of Modern Art. He turned a barge in Greece into a floating theater for...
| Jun 23, 2013
Has a last-minute travel emergency left you frustrated with logistics such as ground transportation or airport navigation? Do you stress about storm updates when traveling by car? Perhaps an unexpected flight delay has left you stranded and bored. Take...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 9:15 AM
Metrolink lines in Orange County remained closed Friday morning after a freight train fatally struck a person on the tracks near the Norwalk station, officials said.
The victim was struck about 4:45 a.m. by a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train, which...
| May 7, 2013
| 1:39 PM
Sections of a new $40.6-million bridge near Oceanside that will serve one of the busiest rail corridors in the nation are being torn out and rebuilt due to flaws in the concrete.
Officials for the San Diego Assn. of Governments, which is funding the...
| Sep 29, 2012
Dear SOS: We recently traveled Amtrak's Southwest Chief from L.A. to Chicago. The dining car served the most delicious lamb shanks with mushroom sauce. Could you see if you can get the recipe? Thanks.
Dear Kathy: Amtrak was...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 9:01 PM
SHANGHAI — Gov. Jerry Brown's trade mission to China this week is intersecting with one of the most controversial issues of his governorship: California's $68-billion bullet train.
The governor has staked part of his legacy on the rail network,...
| Dec 23, 2012
| 3:53 PM
Amtrak train from Los Angeles stalled in Oregon mountains...
| Dec 23, 2012
| 6:24 PM
An Amtrak train that had been stalled in a rugged, mountainous area of southern Oregon while en route from Los Angeles to Seattle has begun moving again, according to a railroad spokeswoman. The Amtrak Coast Starlight train No. 14, which......
| May 13, 2012
What an appealing slice-of-life California town, an easy day trip by car or train. Come for the history, stay for the food. This restaurant-intensive ranch town is the oldest community in Orange County. If San Juan Capistrano — or SJC — had...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 5:01 PM
There's a short piece of Bay Area freeway, Interstate 380, named for Quentin Kopp, which is ironic considering that he's beaten the drum for public transit — specifically bullet trains — for years. But then again, he's always been a...