| Jul 28, 2012
| 9:26 PM
Motorists planning to travel on Sand Canyon Avenue, just south of the Santa Ana (5) Freeway in Irvine, will want to pick an alternate route this week.
There will be a construction-related road closure between Oak Canyon and Laguna Canyon roads.
| Aug 8, 2012
| 3:46 PM
The CTA took an “incremental step’’ today toward restoring bus service that was eliminated 15 years ago along 31st Street on the Southwest Side due to dwindling ridership.
But members of multiple Chicago communities where the population...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 2:09 PM
The pedestrian portion of a narrow 127-year-old steel-and-timber bridge in Hinsdale has been closed because of a structural crack.
“We may be being a bit overcautious, but a portion of the bridge sagged,” said Hinsdale village engineer Dan...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 4:59 AM
NEW YORK -- Iconic investor Warren Buffett announced Tuesday that he has been diagnosed with stage I prostate cancer in a letter to shareholders of his firm Berkshire Hathaway.
Buffett, 81, said his "condition is not remotely life-threatening or even...
| Jan 9, 2007
A collision-avoidance system that transportation safety board investigators say could have prevented the fatal collision of two trains in Placentia nearly five years ago was approved for use on freight trains by federal regulators Monday.
| Oct 1, 2008
It's another Friday night at the Fullerton train station, which is full of the usual types: commuters with briefcases, people sprinting over a bridge because they found themselves on the wrong side of the tracks, families struggling with suitcases.
| Oct 9, 2008
Two freight railroads that share track with Metrolink commuter trains pledged Wednesday to install advanced safety measures in Southern California three years sooner than a new federal law would require -- with several caveats.
| Nov 21, 2008
For the second time in less than three months, a Metrolink train and a freight train heading in opposite directions collided Thursday morning, raising fresh concerns about the commuter rail line's ability to navigate tracks it shares with other carriers....
| Nov 22, 2008
Federal investigators said human error or brake problems may have caused a Metrolink train to run a red light before it slammed into a freight train Thursday in Rialto.
The Metrolink crew noticed two lights before the red signal, said Ted Turpin, the...
| Oct 10, 2008
THE HEAD-ON train crash Sept. 12 in Chatsworth has focused attention on how Metrolink operates its commuter trains and how the collision could have been avoided. The National Transpor- tation Safety Board has called for installing automated positive train...
| Aug 10, 2008
| 5:38 PM
Frank Schiavone fumed inside his Acura MDX, stuck behind the gates of a railroad crossing in downtown Riverside.
Five minutes went by, then 10. Schiavone, a Riverside councilman, wondered how late he would be for an appointment at City Hall as he...