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  • House panel hearing focuses on California bullet train finances

    House panel hearing focuses on California bullet train finances
    The California bullet train agency is continuing to meet its financial obligations under federal grants that are providing $3.2 billion to the project, but the state has not indicated how it will pay $180 million in required matching funds by April 1, a...
  • Union Station eases policy on homeless people sitting in terminal

    Union Station eases policy on homeless people sitting in terminal
    Officials are easing up on a controversial policy to keep homeless people from congregating and sleeping in Los Angeles' historic Union Station, reopening 30% of the terminal seating to the general public, a transportation official said Thursday....
  • Brown's bullet train? It's going nowhere with many Times readers

    Brown's bullet train? It's going nowhere with many Times readers
    Jerry Brown may not have lost faith in his dream of a bullet train racing across California, but a barrage of grim-news headlines may have been enough to give even the governor pause. Take this sampling from The Times alone in recent days: “More...
  • Four to 10 inches of snow possible in Tuesday's snowstorm

    Four to 10 inches of snow possible in Tuesday's snowstorm
    As snow started to fall across Maryland, highway officials urged people to stay off the roads, schools and offices closed, and flights were delayed. By early afternoon, multiple accidents and backups were reported throughout the area. The National...
  • Traffic: Wind warnings on Bay Bridge

    Traffic: Wind warnings on Bay Bridge
    The Maryland Transportation Authority said that wind warnings are in effect for the Bay Bridge at 11 a.m. on Wednesday. Under wind warnings, sustained wind speeds or gusts of 30-39 mph persist, and operators of house trailers, box trailers, motorcycles...
  • Must Get Vital New Haven Rail Line Up To Speed

    Must Get Vital New Haven Rail Line Up To Speed
    When President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address next week, we will be listening closely for the word "infrastructure," hopefully in the context of a major federal commitment to rebuilding roads, bridges, rail lines, ports and dikes....
  • Amtrak Great Dome cars will run through Thanksgiving

    Amtrak Great Dome cars will run through Thanksgiving
    Amtrak's historic Great Dome rail car will be running on more routes through Chicago during Thanksgiving week, the railroad announced Monday. The dome car, which was featured in a Tribune story Nov. 4, will operate on some trains between Chicago and...
  • A missing man is found, but questions remain

    A missing man is found, but questions remain
    He was hungry, exhausted and confused. Mike Farrell, 73, couldn't grasp exactly how he had gotten into the predicament he was in or how to get out of it. The former carpenter and schoolteacher — described by family as sweet-natured, well-...
  • $250K bail for man accused of fondling at Union Station

    $250K bail for man accused of fondling at Union Station
    A judge today set bail at $250,000 for a Minneapolis Minn. man accused of fondling and punching a woman and then slugging a man who tried to help her in Union Station’s Great Hall Saturday morning. Maurice James Scales, 27, of the 1000 block of...
  • Amtrak train stuck outside station for 6 hours

    Amtrak train stuck outside station for 6 hours
    A Detroit-bound train from Chicago made it a couple miles outside the station before it stopped for six hours because of an equipment problem.  The train was supposed to leave at 6 p.m. but departed about 6:35 p.m. The crew noticed a "flat spot" on...
  • Transportation leaders say future depends on continued investment

    Transportation leaders say future depends on continued investment
    Leaders of Maryland's transportation industry said Monday that the state's future depends on continued infrastructure investment, beyond the $4.4 billion already scheduled for highway and mass transit systems in the next six years. Such investment...