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Railway Transportation

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  • Feds slam New York's Metro-North rail line for poor safety

    Feds slam New York's Metro-North rail line for poor safety
    The Metro-North Railroad, where at least five passengers and employees have been killed in less than a year, is plagued by shortfalls in safety operation, a stinging federal report said on Friday. The report, released by the Federal Railroad...
  • Bike trails off the rails?

    Bike trails off the rails?
    It might be sound reasoning, but a Supreme Court decision this week on an arcane legal-easement argument will likely have broad and regrettable consequences, particularly in the West, for the national movement to convert old railroad beds into bicycle...
  • Supreme Court deals setback to rails-to-trails movement

    Supreme Court deals setback to rails-to-trails movement
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court dealt a setback Monday to the popular redevelopment trend of transforming abandoned railroad lines into public bike paths, ruling that buyers of such lands are not required to continue granting a federal right of way....
  • Sepulveda Pass toll road or rail line possible under new tax plan

    Sepulveda Pass toll road or rail line possible under new tax plan
    Los Angeles County voters could be asked in 2016 to fund a variety of transportation projects, including new rail lines and possibly a toll highway and rail line through the Sepulveda Pass. The tax proposal, announced by the advocacy group Move L.A.,...
  • O.C. model railroad sees more vandalism

    O.C. model railroad sees more vandalism
    The railroad buffs who operate Goat Hill Junction just can't seem to catch a break. Just weeks after thieves broke into the model railroad grounds and stole $9,000 in aluminum tracks and other material, vandals broke into the 40-acre Costa Mesa...
  • Transportation advocates back half-cent sales tax hike

    Transportation advocates back half-cent sales tax hike
    Hoping to garner voter and political support across Los Angeles County for a possible half-cent sales tax increase, transportation advocates gathered downtown Friday to unveil a proposal for a 2016 ballot measure that could fund a range of new transit...
  • Stoney Point Park has a tricky path to rocky views

    Stoney Point Park has a tricky path to rocky views
    This rocky landmark in Chatsworth is a worldwide draw for climbing enthusiasts. But it's also a great place to take a walk while watching the climbers practice their art on small rocks at the base and sheer cliffs near the peak. Begin a counterclockwise...
  • Dead teen called a hero for pushing girlfriend out of train's path

    Dead teen called a hero for pushing girlfriend out of train's path
    Hundreds of residents gathered Sunday to mourn a Northern California teen who they hailed as a hero for sacrificing himself by shoving his girlfriend out of the direct path of an oncoming Union Pacific train. Mateus Moore, 16, was pronounced dead at the...
  • Teenagers hit by train before school dance; 1 dead

    Residents in the Northern California town of Marysville were in mourning after two teenagers were struck by a Union Pacific train Friday night. According to authorities, 16-year-old Mateus Moore was pronounced dead on the scene. A 16-year-old girl,...
  • Buffett's BNSF Rail wants safer oil tank cars after fires, explosions

    Buffett's BNSF Rail wants safer oil tank cars after fires, explosions
    With America's new oil boom forcing more and more crude onto long trains to make up for inadequate pipeline capacity, Warren Buffett's BNSF has opened bids to buy 5,000 safer transport cars. The move follows a series of high-profile rail accidents and...
  • Direct rail link to LAX may be too costly and risky, officials say

    Direct rail link to LAX may be too costly and risky, officials say
    Los Angeles County transportation officials on Thursday sent a strong signal that a direct light-rail link to Los Angeles International Airport may be too risky and costly to pursue, a blow to a regional planning goal long-sought by many transit users and...