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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......
  • Reader photos: Southern California Moments, Day 241

     
    Take flight: Anthony Gates photographs the gateway to the Angels Flight railway with his iPhone in downtown L.A. on Aug. 25. The railway, which carries patrons up Bunker Hill, originally opened on Dec. 31, 1901. ALSO: Submit your photos Southern......
  • 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....
  • High-speed rail, pensions and budget all on Capitol agenda

     
    The next two weeks are expected to be busy ones in the state Capitol. For starters, Democrats and Gov. Jerry Brown continue to haggle over the incomplete budget sent by lawmakers to the governor’s desk Friday. Brown has until June......
  • California may have missed chance to reduce bullet train costs

     
    Gov. Jerry Brown is scheduled to appear with U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood in Oakland, just three days after the Legislature approved $8 billion in state and federal spending for California's high-speed railroad and related projects....
  • How will Jerry Brown's big goals impact support for tax plan?

     
    Gov. Jerry Brown's push for higher taxes could be complicated by two of his other central goals -- pension changes for public employees and the construction of a high-speed rail line. Two recent Field Polls suggest that each issue may......
  • L.A. County rail lines to run later on Friday and Saturday nights

     
    Those who ride L.A. County’s rail lines will soon be able to stay out later. Transportation officials announce that all Metro rail lines will run until 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Begin date unclear, but one source says July 27....
  • Assembly approves high-speed rail funding

     
    The Assembly passed $8 billion in funding for high-speed rail and other projects on Thursday, sending the bill back to the state Senate for final approval. After the 51-27 vote on the Assembly floor, Speaker John PĂ©rez (D-Los Angeles) said......
  • Senate passes high-speed rail funding, which now goes to governor

     
    The state Senate voted to fund California's ambitious high-speed rail project on Friday, handing a major victory to Gov. Jerry Brown and the Obama administration. The $8-billion legislation will fund the project's first stretch, covering 130 miles from...
  • Senate debates future of high-speed rail

     
    The California state Senate is now debating the future of high-speed rail. The Senate must approve an $8-billion measure, reject it or come up with a new plan for the project. The measure is backed by Gov. Jerry Brown and......
  • Woman's body found on railroad tracks in Vernon

     
    Vernon police are investigating a woman's body discovered on a set of railroad tracks on Monday morning....