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  • Next Senate leader Kevin de León wants Brown to rethink bullet train

    Gov. Jerry Brown must be saved from himself, says the next state Senate leader. He needs to be talked out of starting the bullet train in the Central Valley boonies. "I don't think it makes sense to lay down track in the middle of nowhere," asserts Sen....
  • Union Station anniversary shines a spotlight on little-known architect

    Union Station anniversary shines a spotlight on little-known architect
    As Union Station prepares to celebrate its 75thanniversary on Saturday, attention should turn to its British-born architect. Know his name? Few do. It’s John B. Parkinson, whose works are sprinkled around Los Angeles. Like many passengers who have...
  • Union Station: L.A.'s nearly perfect time machine

     Union Station: L.A.'s nearly perfect time machine
    After three days of pageants and parades on Alameda Street with half a million spectators, Union Station opened on May 7, 1939. It was a Sunday. A man jumped from a Pullman car window to claim bragging rights as the first passenger to arrive by train....
  • Rail workers' health issues are a growing safety concern

    Visibility was 10 miles and the morning sun had pushed the temperature close to 90 as Danny Joe Hall guided his mile-long Union Pacific freight train east through the grasslands of the Oklahoma Panhandle. Near the farming town of Goodwell, federal...
  • Metra: Normal service resumes after rail repair at Union Station

    Metra: Normal service resumes after rail repair at Union Station
    Metra officials this late this afternoon that service was back to normal after a rail repairs  at Union Station caused slight delays for commuters using the Burlington Northern Santa Fe, Heritage Corridor and SouthWest Service lines. Earlier, Amtrak...
  • Amtrak bridge meeting is Monday, April 28, in Havre de Grace

    The public is invited to attend a preliminary engineering and public outreach information session on the possible replacement or rebuilding of the Amtrak railroad bridge over the Susquehanna River between Havre de Grace and Perryville. The meeting...
  • Trip from Washington to New York will get Angels on track

    Trip from Washington to New York will get Angels on track
    WASHINGTON — The Angels won’t be traveling back in time Wednesday night, but it might feel that way. Instead of flying to New York after their game against the Washington Nationals, they will board a chartered Amtrak train in the nation’...
  • Angels fall to Washington Nationals, 5-4, as closer falters

    WASHINGTON — The Angels were three outs away from their first series sweep in the nation's capital since 1962, their first winning record in 386 days and a highly anticipated Amtrak train ride to New York City when closer Ernesto Frieri drove them...
  • Man struck and killed by Amtrak train in Chatsworth tunnel

    Man struck and killed by Amtrak train in Chatsworth tunnel
    A man described as being about 60 years old was struck and killed by an Amtrak train Friday in Chatsworth, fire officials said. The man was struck around 8:45 a.m. near the 10800 block of North Santa Susana Pass Road, said Los Angeles Fire Department...
  • San Diego takes art to the great outdoors

     San Diego takes art to the great outdoors
    SAN DIEGO — SeaWorld? Check. Balboa Park? Check. The zoo? Check. Most folks heading here for a vacation visit the usual tourist spots. Those are great, but there's more to the self-styled America's Finest City than a famous theme park, museums,...
  • I-55, Lake Shore Drive on list of road projects

    I-55, Lake Shore Drive on list of road projects
    A severely deteriorated stretch of Interstate Highway 55 in DuPage and Cook counties would be resurfaced, along with a portion of Lake Shore Drive in Chicago and Skokie Highway in Lake County under a six-year state highway improvement plan announced...