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  • 1 killed when freight train hits SUV on tracks in Camarillo

    1 killed when freight train hits SUV on tracks in Camarillo
    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...
  • Metra to spend $80 million to help launch safety system

    Metra to spend $80 million to help launch safety system
    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...
  • Metrolink will extend 91 line to south Perris

    Metrolink will extend 91 line to south Perris
    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...
  • Don't convert Orange Line to light rail, build new transit instead

    Don't convert Orange Line to light rail, build new transit instead
    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...
  • Will the Angels help rescue O.C.'s new $188-million train station?

    Will the Angels help rescue O.C.'s new $188-million train station?
    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...
  • Cellists get on board to mark Bach's birthday

    Cellists get on board to mark Bach's birthday
    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 —...
  • Delays on several Metrolink lines after freight train derails in O.C.

    Delays on several Metrolink lines after freight train derails in O.C.
    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...
  • Metro light rail crash near USC renews debate on rail safety

    Metro light rail crash near USC renews debate on rail safety
    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...
  • Crude-oil train wrecks raise questions about safety claims

    Crude-oil train wrecks raise questions about safety claims
    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...
  • Ara Najarian to run for L.A. County Supervisor seat

    Ara Najarian to run for L.A. County Supervisor seat
    [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...
  • Metro could expand subway service to the downtown L.A. Arts District

    Metro could expand subway service to the downtown L.A. Arts District
    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...