| Dec 30, 2013
| 2:49 PM
A woman was killed Monday morning when her vehicle was struck by an Amtrak train near Camarillo, said Bill Nash, a spokesman for the Ventura County Fire Department.
Firefighters had to extract the body of the woman from her vehicle, Nash said....
| Dec 31, 2013
| 5:00 AM
For two decades, and especially since voters approved a $40-billion transit tax in 2008, the L.A. County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has ranked among the most important patrons of public architecture in Southern California.
It has often seemed...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 5:51 PM
A small town in North Dakota was being partially evacuated Monday evening after a train carrying crude oil collided with another train, setting off a large fire and explosions, according to the local sheriff's department.
No injuries have been reported,...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 2:41 PM
After health experts determined that air quality was safe within city limits, officials in Casselton, N.D., on Tuesday afternoon lifted a voluntary evacuation order that had been issued after a collision involving a train carrying crude oil released...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 10:06 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to provide urgently needed new funding for California's bullet train project from corporate fees on greenhouse gases melds two of his political passions: building the nation's first, truly high-speed rail system and putting the...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 6:24 PM
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown finally is showing us the money he hopes to parlay into paying for his bullet train. Basically, it's the cash from selling licenses to pollute.
It's not called pollution licensing, of course. Officially, it's a cap-...
| Oct 26, 2013
It would be four miles long, serve downtown L.A. and cost "only" $125 million. Or, at least, that's what area residents and businesses were told.
It turns out that the electrified trolley that downtown voters last year agreed to tax themselves in...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 8:25 AM
Join us at 9 a.m. when we talk with Times reporter Matt Stevens about Santa Monica’s development future.
The city’s skyline is poised to be dramatically altered.
One project would bring a 21-story hotel to Ocean Avenue, creating the...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 11:41 AM
A northbound Metrolink train was delayed 90 minutes and another was canceled after an Amtrak train struck and killed a pedestrian at an Anaheim Metrolink station early Wednesday.
With the cancellation of Metrolink train 633, passengers have been...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 9:11 PM
It's been sitting around in Pomona for nearly 53 years, but now the beast they call Big Boy is making tracks for Wyoming.
Officially known as Union Pacific steam engine No. 4014, the locomotive has been parked at the RailGiants Train Museum in Pomona...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 4:56 PM
Amtrak-California set ridership records last year on two of its busiest long distance lines in the state — the Pacific Surfliner along the coast and the San Joaquin through the Central Valley.
Rail officials announced Thursday that the two lines,...