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  • Former Metrolink auditor who wrote critical review sues over firing

    Former Metrolink auditor who wrote critical review sues over firing
    Allegations in a new lawsuit by a former top watchdog at Southern California's Metrolink commuter railroad paint an alarming picture of the operation's management problems and internal politics. Former Chief Auditor Barbara Manning, 64, who was fired...
  • Former Metrolink auditor alleges she was fired for disclosing railroad's problems

    Former Metrolink auditor alleges she was fired for disclosing railroad's problems
    Allegations in a new lawsuit by a former top watchdog at Southern California's Metrolink commuter railroad paint an alarming picture of the operation's management problems and internal politics. Chief auditor Barbara Manning, 64, who was fired late last...
  • Metrolink's new chief looks to boost image

    Metrolink's new chief looks to boost image
    Earlier this month, staff writer Dan Weikel talked with Art Leahy, Metrolink's new chief executive officer, during an inspection of the regional commuter railroad's Ventura County Line between Chatsworth and Burbank. Leahy started his transportation...
  • Congress tries to run a railroad. Bad idea.

    Congress tries to run a railroad. Bad idea.
    Ever since the deadly derailment of Amtrak's Northeast Regional Train 188 in Philadelphia, some members of Congress have demanded to know why the nation's railroads haven't finished installing the high-tech equipment that might have prevented the crash....
  • Safety system for Metrolink trains advances

    Safety system for Metrolink trains advances
    A sophisticated safety system that could have prevented the deadly Chatsworth train crash in 2008 is now protecting Metrolink passenger trains that travel on all tracks owned by the commuter railroad in Southern California. Rail officials announced...
  • Are Californians being shortsighted on the bullet train?

    Are Californians being shortsighted on the bullet train?
    To the editor: I think that most people, if asked, would agree that the construction of the interstate highway system was good for the nation and for California. ("Bullet train runs into rising opposition over Southern California routes," June 9) I grew...
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  • NTSB: Amtrak engineer wasn't talking, texting on cellphone

    The engineer in last month's fatal Amtrak crash wasn't using his cellphone to talk, text or download anything just before the train sped off the tracks, investigators said Wednesday, addressing one big question about what might have caused the accident...
  • Engineer wasn't using cellphone in deadly Amtrak derailment, investigators say

    Engineer wasn't using cellphone in deadly Amtrak derailment, investigators say
    The engineer of an Amtrak passenger train that derailed, killing eight passengers, was not using his cellphone during the Washington-New York run, investigators said Wednesday as they issued an update of the ongoing investigation into last month's crash....
  • Safety board: Amtrak engineer was not using phone just before fatal crash in Philly

    Safety board: Amtrak engineer was not using phone just before fatal crash in Philly
    WASHINGTON — The engineer in last month's fatal Amtrak crash wasn't using his cellphone to talk, text or download anything just before the train sped off the tracks, investigators said Wednesday, addressing one big question about what might have...
  • Commuter life

    Commuter life
    Joe Toreno┬áhas a distinctive style of making pictures. You can see it in his work as a professional photographer. It’s colorful, it’s clean and it pops. This found moment isn’t much different. Toreno, from Chino Hills, was with his...