| Aug 15, 2013
Re "L.A. to S.F. in 30 minutes?," Aug. 13
Where's Gov. Moonbeam when you need some vision?
Our current ill-planned high-speed rail project needs to be aborted. It was doomed from Day 1 because of its cosmically stupid routing, the result of various...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 1:37 PM
Canadian transportation officials Tuesday suspended the operating license of the regional railway company whose unmanned train broke loose from a Quebec siding last month and ignited a massive fireball that killed 47 people and devastated the town of Lac-...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 3:48 PM
It's easy for Californians to get breathless about Elon Musk's futuristic Hyperloop, considering how much bad news they've gotten about the high-speed rail line they voted for in 2008. So when Musk revealed details of his idea Monday afternoon in a blog...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 2:42 PM
When a young Disney employee in the early 1970s by the name of Tony Baxter found his daily assignments to […]...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 10:47 AM
About 100 homes remained evacuated on Monday as officials worked to clean up the area around the derailment of a train carrying chemicals near the town of Lawtell, La., about 60 miles from Baton Rouge.
The accident, which took place around 3:30 p.m....
| Jul 29, 2013
| 1:23 PM
It has been called the last of the giant freight locomotives, a lumbering behemoth known as the “Big Boy 4014.” For half a century it has been on display at the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds in Pomona, drawing railroad buffs from around...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 6:00 AM
ABOARD THE ROCKY MOUNTAINEER IN WESTERN CANADA — The land, baronial and steep, dwarfs this 20-car train as it snakes through the wilderness.
Go ahead, smudge your nose up against the wide windows. Slip outside into the warm, pine-scented vestibule...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 6:30 PM
WASHINGTON -- A government watchdog Tuesday sought a congressional investigation into California Rep. David Valadao’s efforts to halt the state’s high-speed rail project, saying the freshman failed to tell colleagues that the project could...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Just before leaving City Hall after serving the maximum eight years in office, then-Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa spoke at length with Los Angeles Times political reporters Maeve Reston and Michael Finnegan about his legacy and political future.
| Jul 12, 2013
| 1:39 PM
PARIS — A train departing from Paris at the start of the summer holiday season derailed on Friday evening 12 miles south of the French capital, killing at least six people and seriously injuring 22 others, in what was being described as one of the...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 1:54 PM
Never one to think small, tech mogul Elon Musk -- founder of Tesla Motors and Space X -- says he's working on a "fifth mode" of transportation that can zip you from Los Angeles to San Francisco in half an hour.
"Will publish Hyperloop alpha design by...