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  • 2 people killed when Amtrak train hits car in Oxnard

    2 people killed when Amtrak train hits car in Oxnard
    Two people were killed Tuesday night when their vehicle was struck by an Amtrak train in Oxnard, disrupting transit service in Ventura County. The accident was reported shortly before 7:30 p.m. near 5th Street and Rice Avenue, the Oxnard Police...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Fatal Metrolink accident in Santa Ana shuts tracks

    A Metrolink train fatally struck a person in Santa Ana about 5:45 p.m., leading to the temporary closure of both tracks at the Grand Avenue crossing and affecting service of several trains in the area, a transit agency spokesman said. The victim was...
  • Seniors on the Go: VIA Rail Canada raises the bar on rail accommodations

    Seniors on the Go: VIA Rail Canada raises the bar on rail accommodations
    VIA Rail Canada's new "Prestige Class" sleeping cars will top all previous cars -- and anything on Amtrak, as well -- in providing the most comfortable and livable long-haul overnight rail accommodations. And the refurbished business-class cars for the...
  • 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...
  • Public input sought on key Amtrak, MARC tunnel replacement in Baltimore

    Public input sought on key Amtrak, MARC tunnel replacement in Baltimore
    State and federal transportation officials studying the replacement of an aged rail tunnel beneath Baltimore are opening the discussion to local residents and Amtrak and MARC commuters. The 1.4-mile Baltimore & Potomac Tunnel, considered a key bottleneck...
  • Headphones fueling increase in serious accidents, experts say

    Headphones fueling increase in serious accidents, experts say
    Trains have rumbled through the heart of Hampstead for nearly all of the Carroll County town's 125-year history. Horn blasts from passing trains are a part of everyday life in the community. So are headphones, earbuds and all manner of modern digital...
  • Union Station to get $350 million in track upgrades

    Union Station to get $350 million in track upgrades
    Reviving a decades-old idea, Los Angeles transportation officials are planning $350 million in track improvements at Union Station that could dramatically reduce travel times for many trains and accommodate future growth of the famous terminal. The...
  • Carvey G. Davis Jr., streetcar operator

    Carvey G. Davis Jr., streetcar operator
    Carvey G. Davis Jr., a former Baltimore Transit Co. motorman who never lost his affection for streetcars and was a longtime supporter and benefactor of the Baltimore Streetcar Museum, died of bone cancer Saturday at his Glen Burnie home. He was 90. "Some...