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  • Today's Headlines: Stopping a Train. Twain's Jump-Start.

    Hello. I'm Davan Maharaj, editor of the LosAngeles Times. A deadly train wreck revives a safety discussion, and some new rules in Santa Monica have the nation’s cities watching closely. Here are some story lines I don't want you to miss today. a...
  • Deadly train crash in Philadelphia 'came out of nowhere'

    Deadly train crash in Philadelphia 'came out of nowhere'
    Residents living along the stretch of Frankford Avenue near the railroad tracks are used to the whoosh and clatter of trains rounding a nearby curve, and Amtrak's train 188 didn't sound unusual to locals enjoying the warm night air or to riders settled...
  • Trio of Bike to Work Day events in Burbank postponed due to rain forecast

    Trio of Bike to Work Day events in Burbank postponed due to rain forecast
    With stormy weather in the forecast, a few of the “pit stop” events scheduled to promote bicycle commuting on Thursday in Burbank have been delayed till early next week. To mark Bike to Work Day, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan...
  • Recent deadly passenger train accidents in the US

    Recent deadly passenger train accidents in the US
    The deadly derailment of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia is the latest passenger train crash involving fatalities in the United States. Other crashes that killed passengers include two involving commuter rail lines serving New York City, where Amtrak...
  • Cyclists gear up for Bike to Work Day

    Cyclists gear up for Bike to Work Day
    For some commuters, the daily trip to work is a grind. However, Chris Stegall said he's found a way turn it into an adrenaline rush — he bikes. Stegall is the "content guy" for Pure Fix Cycles on Victory Boulevard, a little more than 5 miles...
  • Rail could make a comeback in O.C. with proposed streetcar line

    A decade ago, Orange County transportation officials shelved plans for a 9.3-mile, billion-dollar light-rail system that would have run through Santa Ana and Costa Mesa to John Wayne Airport. Political support for the long-planned and controversial...
  • New Metro chief executive will make nearly $350,000 in salary, stipends

    New Metro chief executive will make nearly $350,000 in salary, stipends
    The incoming chief executive of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority will make nearly $350,000 a year in salary and stipends, an increase of $20,000 over his predecessor's earnings. Phil Washington, who most recently led Denver's...
  • 1 killed when freight train hits SUV on tracks in Camarillo

    1 killed when freight train hits SUV on tracks in Camarillo
    A road in Camarillo will be closed for most of Thursday afternoon after a freight train struck a sport utility vehicle that was on the tracks, killing the driver, authorities said. The crash occurred about 8:30 a.m. at a crossing at South Las Posas Road...
  • Metra to spend $80 million to help launch safety system

    Metra to spend $80 million to help launch safety system
    Metra's board on Wednesday approved two large contracts, including one for $80 million to help implement a high-tech safety system that federal officials said would have prevented two Chicago derailments that killed two people and injured scores of...
  • Metrolink will extend 91 line to south Perris

    Metrolink will extend 91 line to south Perris
    In its first major expansion since 1994, the Metrolink commuter railroad that serves Southern California is converting 24 miles of an old freight route to passenger service between Riverside and Perris. The $248-million project will extend Metrolink's...
  • Don't convert Orange Line to light rail, build new transit instead

    Don't convert Orange Line to light rail, build new transit instead
    Just 10 years after the Orange Line opened in the San Fernando Valley, Metro officials are beginning to consider whether to convert the busway into a light-rail line — at a cost of $1.2 billion to $1.7 billion. Never mind that other parts of the...