| Jun 7, 2013
| 9:15 AM
Metrolink lines in Orange County remained closed Friday morning after a freight train fatally struck a person on the tracks near the Norwalk station, officials said.
The victim was struck about 4:45 a.m. by a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train, which...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 4:48 PM
Environmentalists and Long Beach officials are seeking a court order to stop the Port of Los Angeles from proceeding with plans to build a $500-million rail yard that could affect low-income neighborhoods nearby.
The Natural Resources Defense Council,...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 1:06 PM
Let's pretend for a moment that you're raising your kids the way people did in the olden days, before traveling taekwondo clubs and chess club championships and daylong birthday parties at paintball shooting ranges.
In other words, let's pretend you'...
| May 7, 2013
| 1:39 PM
Sections of a new $40.6-million bridge near Oceanside that will serve one of the busiest rail corridors in the nation are being torn out and rebuilt due to flaws in the concrete.
Officials for the San Diego Assn. of Governments, which is funding the...
| May 8, 2013
| 9:57 AM
The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday morning will consider approving a controversial rail yard in the harbor that could improve the shipment of cargo but adversely affect nearby schools, parks and low-income communities.
The proposal to build a...
| May 8, 2013
| 3:24 PM
The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday approved a controversial rail yard near the Port of Los Angeles, setting the stage for possible court challenges, alleging violations of environmental and civil rights laws.
The proposal to build a staging...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 10:23 AM
A 37-year-old former Riverside resident with health problems apparently committed suicide by stepping in front of a freight train in the western suburb, police said today.
About 7:42 p.m. Friday the man, using a medical walker, got onto Burlington...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 10:11 AM
A burglary suspect who fled police by running into a railroad tunnel tried to delay his arrest by telling police he had been hit by a train.
Seattle police said they responded to a call about 3:30 a.m. on Thursday that a 45-year-old man had climbed...
| Feb 14, 2011
| 5:49 AM
Metra's own testing of toxic diesel exhaust inside its passenger coaches shows the transit agency's pollution problems are more extensive and worrisome than it has publicly disclosed, according to records obtained by the Tribune.
A summary of tests...
| Nov 20, 2010
Metra has completed testing the air quality on the first of its train lines in response to a Tribune investigation that found the amount of diesel soot lingering in the air steadily increases as commuters walk deeper into Union Station or the Ogilvie...
| May 3, 2011
| 4:32 AM
Have you ever wondered how much it costs to commute in a plug-in car versus a hybrid or a gas-only model? After we published our exclusive comparison test among three different plug-in electric vehicles, many people asked us to test......