| Apr 23, 2015
| 11:31 AM
A road in Camarillo will be closed for most of Thursday afternoon after a freight train struck a sport utility vehicle that was on the tracks, killing the driver, authorities said.
The crash occurred about 8:30 a.m. at a crossing at South Las Posas Road...
| Apr 22, 2015
| 4:57 PM
Metra's board on Wednesday approved two large contracts, including one for $80 million to help implement a high-tech safety system that federal officials said would have prevented two Chicago derailments that killed two people and injured scores of...
| Apr 21, 2015
| 4:00 AM
In its first major expansion since 1994, the Metrolink commuter railroad that serves Southern California is converting 24 miles of an old freight route to passenger service between Riverside and Perris.
The $248-million project will extend Metrolink's...
| Apr 17, 2015
| 10:37 AM
Just 10 years after the Orange Line opened in the San Fernando Valley, Metro officials are beginning to consider whether to convert the busway into a light-rail line — at a cost of $1.2 billion to $1.7 billion.
Never mind that other parts of the...
| Apr 13, 2015
| 8:53 PM
With early ridership numbers running far behind projections at Orange County’s gleaming new train station, transportation officials are hoping that the beginning of baseball season will help jump-start boardings.
Angel Stadium and the Honda...
| Mar 24, 2015
| 1:41 PM
Johann Sebastian Bach would have turned 330 on Saturday, but his compositions are safely in the hands of some local young musicians, who paid a birthday tribute to the old master in an afternoon concert at the Larry Zarian Transportation Center —...
| Apr 8, 2015
| 2:30 PM
A freight train derailment in Orange County late Tuesday forced delays and cancellations across the Metrolink commuter rail system Wednesday morning, with some residual delays expected during evening rush hour, officials said.
BNSF is currently...
| Mar 28, 2015
| 10:28 PM
On a Saturday morning trip to downtown Los Angeles, a Metro Expo Line train pulled out of a station in Exposition Park, its three cars filled with passengers.
Traffic signals along Exposition Boulevard turned red, and lights flashed to signal the...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 5:05 PM
Four accidents in the last month involving trains hauling crude oil across North America have sent flames shooting hundreds of feet into the sky, leaving some experts worried that public safety risks have been gravely underestimated.
Crude trains have...
| Mar 19, 2015
| 12:39 PM
[UPDATED 3/19 6:08 p.m.] Glendale Councilman Ara Najarian has announced plans to run for a Los Angeles County Supervisor seat currently held by Mike Antonovich next year.
On Thursday, he filed papers required to start campaigning and join the race in the...
| Mar 18, 2015
| 12:27 PM
Los Angeles County's growing rail network stops just short of the downtown Arts District, a frustration for the often driving-averse residents of one of Southern California's newly popular areas.
But that could change within a decade.
As part of a...