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Railway Transportation

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  • Metrolink hires New York rail director as new chief

     
    The Metrolink commuter railroad Friday hired a veteran transit leader with more than three decades of experience as its new chief executive, replacing John Fenton, who left the agency in May to head a Florida-based rail company. Members of the......
  • Governor signs high-speed rail conflict-of-interest measure

     
    California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that requires state high-speed rail officials to disclose their financial investments and eliminates a loophole that created potential conflicts of interest for the project’s board members....
  • State Senate candidates travel separate tracks on bullet train

     
    California’s plan to build a $68-billion bullet train divided the Legislature this summer, so it is no surprise that it became a hot-button election issue. And nowhere is that split more on show than in the 5th Senate District contest......
  • Judge allows California high-speed rail to move forward

     
    A judge denied a request Friday from Central Valley farmers who sought to halt work on California's ambitious high-speed rail project, allowing work on the $68-billion project to continue at an aggressive pace. Sacramento County Superior Court Judge...
  • Judge rejects bid to halt California high-speed rail project

     
    A Sacramento judge has rejected a bid by agricultural interests to temporarily halt the state's bullet train project in the Central Valley until a lawsuit can be decided....
  • GOP leader suggests pulling the plug on California's high-speed rail

     
    Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield), the third-highest-ranking Republican in Congress, suggested on Thursday that the federal government should “cut its losses” and not provide any more money for the state’s high-speed rail program....
  • Metrolink chief credited for improving rail safety will step down

     
    Metrolink chief John Fenton, who has worked to improve the service and safety of the struggling commuter line following the deadly Chatsworth crash, announced his resignation to become the head of a Florida-based railroad company....
  • U.S. prods California lawmakers to take quick action on bullet train

     
    Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood pressures California lawmakers for quick action on bullet train....
  • Ely brings Nevada's Old West to life

    Ely brings Nevada's Old West to life
    Motorists have plenty of reasons to stop in Las Vegas, but for those whose final destination is Ely, Nev., the most important is gas. That's because the three-hour drive north on U.S. 93 is filled with so much nothing that they'll start to ask...
  • 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...
  • Blue Line on pace for deadly, record-setting year

     
    The Metro Blue Line — one of the busiest light rails in the nation — is on pace to have more deaths in 2012 than any other year in its 22-year history. Four of the fatalities this year were ruled suicides....