| Jan 17, 2015
| 5:57 PM
[UPDATE 1/17 8:18 p.m.] A pedestrian was struck and killed by a Metrolink train near the downtown Burbank station Saturday afternoon, police said.
The incident occurred around 4:09 p.m., according to Sgt. Scott Meadows with the Burbank Police...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 5:00 AM
To reduce air pollution and traffic congestion, California legislators passed an innovative law in 1992 to encourage solo commuters to get out of their cars and bike, carpool or take public transit to work.
The measure, by then-Assemblyman Richard...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 8:26 PM
A board member for the Metrolink commuter railroad resigned this week, saying she was frustrated with the line's complicated governing structure and unwillingness to significantly improve business practices.
Carolyn Cavecche, a veteran Orange County...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 5:00 AM
No one likes mass transit more than me, and trains are my favorite form of it.
They're good for the environment, they are fun to ride, and you zip right past all the planet-killing motorists sitting in traffic. But urban planners often fall short when...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 9:30 PM
An Amtrak train en route to San Diego hit a man on the train tracks Friday evening, briefly halting rail service for several hundred Southern California commuters.
Amtrak's 784 train struck the 25-year-old man about 5:30 p.m. near the intersection of...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 8:29 PM
A Metrolink commuter train hit and killed a man on the tracks in Covina on Sunday afternoon, officials said.
The westbound train, which started its journey in San Bernardino and was heading to downtown Los Angeles, was between the Pomona and Covina...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 5:05 AM
To the editor: George Skelton's and Jeff Morales' fanciful musings about the security advantages of high-speed trains trivialize a substantial risk. Trains cannot be flown into buildings, but they are attractive targets for terrorists. ("An upside of...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 7:43 PM
With a faint hum about as loud as a Toyota Prius, 60 feet of transportation history rounds a corner in a Lancaster parking lot.
Fresh from a test run on Los Angeles' Metro Orange Line last week, it is the country's first electric articulated bus.
| Jan 6, 2015
| 8:28 PM
Metrolink trains struck two people Tuesday night at two locations, killing one person, injuring another and delaying commuters during the evening rush hour, authorities said.
Around 7:10 p.m., the Antelope Valley line's 285 train bound for Palmdale...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 10:41 AM
Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials were met with consternation on Tuesday from business owners and residents concerned about future work at two railroad crossings at the Glendale-Los Angeles border.
Metro held two community meetings, one in...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 1:17 PM
Los Angeles County commuters seeking to avoid gridlock on the 405 Freeway will soon have another way to travel between the San Fernando Valley and Westwood on weekdays, officials said Friday.
Starting Monday, the Valley-Westside Express will shuttle...