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  • Why 'rethinking' California's bullet train would kill it

    To the editor: I take issue with state Sen. Kevin de Leon's (D-Los Angeles) desire to reconfigure the construction of California's high-speed rail system. Too many have worked too hard to start all over again, as De Leon suggests. In fact, $3.4 billion in...
  • Orlando tickets drivers, tows cars in Uber crackdown

    Orlando tickets drivers, tows cars in Uber crackdown
    Three weeks after Uber brought its not-quite-a-taxi service to Orlando, City Hall has fired the first shot in the "rideshare" war by ticketing five drivers and towing their vehicles. The undercover sting happened Tuesday evening, the night before Uber...
  • Rail efficiency making big strides, administrator says

    Rail efficiency making big strides, administrator says
    A massive program to improve the efficiency of the Chicago area’s rail network has made significant progress, said the head of the federal agency that overseas the nation’s railroads.   But Joseph Szabo of the Federal Railroad Administration...
  • Traffic: Roadwork near Caton Avenue splits lanes

    Four traffic lanes on northbound Interstate 95 between the Caton Avenue on-ramp and Fort McHenry Tunnel will split around a work zone. One lane will be directed to the left and three others to the right, according to the Maryland Transportation...
  • Student Project Left On Road Halts Metro-North Service in Fairfield

    Student Project Left On Road Halts Metro-North Service in Fairfield
    FAIRFIELD — Someone saw something, then said something, and Fairfield police closed Unquowa Road near the Fairfield train station, also shutting town Metro-North and Amtrak service for about two hours during the morning rush. That something turned...
  • Artist previews mural project in East Baltimore

    Artist previews mural project in East Baltimore
    Janice Jacobs-Hudson keeps informed about what goes on in the East Baltimore neighborhood of rowhouses where she has lived for more than 30 years. So Jacobs-Hudson, president of the Ashland Avenue Association, was surprised to find an artist painting...
  • Amtrak, California end plans for buying new trains jointly

    PHILADELPHIA Amtrak and California have ended their efforts to jointly buy high-speed trains for the West Coast and the Northeast Corridor. A meeting with train manufacturers in Philadelphia earlier this month convinced officials that the needs of the...
  • Risky jobs that pay big bucks

    Here's the thing about the dangerous jobs made famous by reality television shows such as "Deadliest Catch" and "Ax Men" -- the pay is generally lousy relative to the considerable (and literal) risk to life and limb. Fishermen and loggers can expect...
  • Reader feedback June 20: Board approves transportation plan, bear hit by car, new regulations proposed for crabs

    State transportation board approves six-year plan The Commonwealth Transportation Board approved its six-year construction plan Wednesday, laying out more than $13 billion worth of road and rail projects planned between now and 2020. Roughly $10...
  • Jonathan Lee Riches lawsuit logjam has bright side

    Everybody needs a hobby, and it's a shame that authorities are picking on Jonathan Lee Riches just because he has found a way to pass the lonely hours out there in the rolling hills of Centre County, especially if he is unable to see much of that...
  • Inmate known for his torrent of lawsuits targets Michael Ballard mass-murder case

    The Pennsylvania inmate is known in cyberspace as the most litigious man in history. To his cult following on the Internet, he's a modern comic genius. To the court system, he's a scourge, his unending frivolous lawsuits nothing to laugh about. Jonathan...