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  • Cheapest Commute: Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt, Toyota Prius, Ford Focus or a Train?

     
    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......
  • Metrolink engineers probably caused 2008 Rialto train crash, NTSB says

     
    Metrolink engineers were probably to blame for a 2008 accident in Rialto in which a commuter train scraped a freight carrier, federal investigators said Thursday. An engineer and assistant engineer failed to stop the train on time and ran a......
  • San Bernardino rail yard communities targeted for health study

     
    “This is an opportunity to finally gauge the nature and extent of the problem,’’ San Bernardino Mayor Patrick Morris said....
  • Amtrak Train Hits Two People On The Tracks At Tacoma's Titlow Beach, Killing One

    Amtrak Train Hits Two People On The Tracks At Tacoma's Titlow Beach, Killing One
    A woman has died after being hit by an Amtrak train in Tacoma. Police say she and a man were walking on the tracks near Titlow Beach and possibly putting pennies on the track and didn't get out of the way in time. Both were hit and taken to Tacoma...
  • Police say device found near woman killed by train is harmless

    Police say device found near woman killed by train is harmless
    A woman in her mid-50s was killed by a passing locomotive Thursday morning, Seattle police said. She was struck by southbound Burlington freight train. A small device was found near the woman, but police do not believe it belonged to her and have...
  • Deaf man's note spurs bomb threat response on Metra train

    Deaf man's note spurs bomb threat response on Metra train
    A miscommunication with a deaf person led police to erroneously believe a bomb threat was being made on a Metra train Monday night, leading to an emergency response, authorities said. Riverside police said this morning a Metra conductor flagged down a...
  • When that lonesome whistle blows, rail fans know where to line up

    When that lonesome whistle blows, rail fans know where to line up
    By day, Chicagoan Ted Wolff is a landscape architect. Off duty, he is a member of what he calls an invisible subculture. Known as "rail fans," "trainwatchers" or the self-deprecating term "foamers" (because they foam at the mouth when they see favorite...
  • Man struck, killed by Metra BNSF train near Naperville

    Man struck, killed by Metra BNSF train near Naperville
    Metra's Burlington Northern Santa Fe service was shut down for almost 3 hours this evening after a pedestrian was struck and killed by a train, officials said. The man died, according to a release from Naperville Police. His name was being withheld...
  • Metra trains on move again after disabled freight train on BNSF line is moved

    Metra trains on move again after disabled freight train on BNSF line is moved
    A disabled freight train that blocked Metra trains on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Line for more than an hour has been moved and commuter service has resumed. The first five trains of the morning were either halted in face of the disabled freight...
  • Wet Weekend For Western Washington

    Wet Weekend For Western Washington
    It was one of the fastest and most intense storms Western Washington has seen in a long time and the rain won't be stopping anytime soon. The National Weather Service says a series of Pacific rain systems will keep the state wet through the weekend,...
  • Pedestrian killed by Metra train in Berwyn

    Trains on Metra’s Burlington Northern Santa Fe line were moving again this evening -- but delayed -- after a man was struck and killed by a train in Berwyn, officials said. Berwyn fire officials were dispatched to the East Avenue crossing of the...