| May 13, 2014
| 1:32 PM
Since the 1930s, the federal tax on gasoline has been the single greatest source of revenue to pay for America's highways and mass transit. For every gallon sold, 18.4 cents is collected by the federal government and set aside in the Highway Trust Fund to...
| May 13, 2014
| 8:02 AM
The CTA is testing electronic signs on its Orange and Brown Line cars, the agency said today.
Last week, the CTA equipped two pairs of 3200-series rail cars that operate on the Orange and Brown lines with new electronic destination signs on the front of...
| May 14, 2014
A lawn care worker who caused SunRail's first crash last week received a ticket for trying to drive across railroad tracks without enough space for safe passage.
A utility trailer towed behind Juan Martinez's pickup was hit by a SunRail train at about...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 6:25 PM
Priced out of much of Los Angeles, young professionals are zeroing on several neighborhoods around USC and to the west, as the expanding Expo light rail line delivers new residents to the area.
Communities such as Jefferson Park, Leimert Park and West...
| May 12, 2014
| 9:42 AM
No doubt there were some lumps in throats at Amtrak headquarters last month when they heard the words "collapse" and "rail line" in Baltimore. As it happens, it was a CSX freight line that was affected by the loss of a 120-year-old retaining wall in...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 1:06 PM
Charles W. "Chuck" Battenfeld Jr., a retired Canton Railroad Co. executive, died April 23 of heart failure at his Rodgers Forge home. He was 95.
His wife of 70 years, Mary Jeannette Battenfeld, a homemaker and an accomplished seamstress, died four...
| May 13, 2014
| 4:35 PM
My husband and I have owned a home in the Burbank Hills development since 2005. I attended the City Planning hearing on in April and have read letters from those who are opposed to gates in our community.
While there are many opinions on the matter,...
| May 1, 2014
| 5:35 PM
After three days of pageants and parades on Alameda Street with half a million spectators, Union Station opened on May 7, 1939. It was a Sunday.
A man jumped from a Pullman car window to claim bragging rights as the first passenger to arrive by train....
| Apr 15, 2014
A bitter debate has raged in the Pentagon for several months about the wisdom of taking the nuclear aircraft carrier George Washington out of service to save money. The Washington, at 24 years old a relatively young vessel, is due for a costly refit, a...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 1:34 PM
Showers and possible thunderstorms were moving into the region Friday afternoon, but severe weather was forecast to stay south of Maryland.
A tornado watch was issued until 9 p.m. for much of eastern Virginia and North Carolina, but forecasters at the...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 1:47 PM
The San Gabriel River (210) Freeway was reopened Thursday night after a big rig collision shut down all eastbound lanes in the Pasadena area of the freeway.
A Sig Alert was issued at 1:05 p.m. east of Allen Avenue “until further notice,”...