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  • BART strike: What are my commute options?

    BART strike: What are my commute options?
    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....
  • Doug Aitken's 'Nomadic Happening' calls on artists to hop the train

     Doug Aitken's 'Nomadic Happening' calls on artists to hop the train
    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...
  • Apps guide the way when you go out into the world

    Apps guide the way when you go out into the world
    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...
  • Metrolink lines in Orange County closed after death on tracks

    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...
  • Construction flaws found in parts of new Oceanside railroad bridge

    Construction flaws found in parts of new Oceanside railroad bridge
    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...
  • Culinary SOS: Amtrak's lamb shanks with mushrooms

    Culinary SOS: Amtrak's lamb shanks with mushrooms
    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. Kathy McCarthy Redondo Beach Dear Kathy: Amtrak was...
  • Brown wants China aboard California's high-speed rail project

    Brown wants China aboard California's high-speed rail project
    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,...
  • Amtrak train from Los Angeles stalled in Oregon mountains

     
    Amtrak train from Los Angeles stalled in Oregon mountains...
  • Stalled Amtrak train resumes trip to Seattle

     
    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......
  • Old California and good grub in San Juan Capistrano

    Old California and good grub in San Juan Capistrano
    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...
  • Quentin Kopp, no longer on board this bullet train

    Quentin Kopp, no longer on board this bullet train
    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...