| Jul 2, 2014
As Metra searches for a way to offer wireless Internet access for its increasingly tech-savvy riders, a new study concludes the amenity could help soothe customers irritated by late trains and boost ridership.
Laptops, tablets and other devices that...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 3:07 PM
Oceanside rarely makes the list of best places for a Southern California beach getaway. This rough-around-the-edges town may not have the panache of La Jolla or the Rodeo Drive-ish allure of Newport Beach, but what it lacks in bells and whistles it...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 11:38 AM
Rail commuters along the shore have become used to delayed trains, lack of seats and annual fare hikes. They aren't happy, but have no real alternatives to get to their jobs.
But adding insult to literal injury, now they have to contend with a 118-year-...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 3:27 PM
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...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 2:38 PM
Robert J. "Chief" Hunter, a career railroader who retired from Amtrak, died of heart failure Wednesday at Little Flower Manor nursing home in Darby, Pa. The former Lutherville resident was 91.
The son of Robert Hunter, a shipyard worker, and Delia...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 6:49 AM
During the recent election season, the California high-speed rail project came under attack once again, with candidates vowing to defund it. "Let's focus on real job creation," said GOP gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari in one television commercial,...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 10:45 PM
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...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 10:30 AM
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...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 2:45 PM
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...
| Jun 9, 2014
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...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 7:32 PM
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...