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Public Transportation

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  • Metro trains ran 83 red lights in four years, study finds

    Metro trains ran 83 red lights in four years, study finds
    Los Angeles County light-rail and subway trains ran 83 red lights in the last four years, according to agency data. The Blue Line, which connects Long Beach with downtown Los Angeles, recorded two-thirds of the violations, and averaged more than one per...
  • 19-year-old woman killed after Metra train strikes vehicle in Woodstock

    19-year-old woman killed after Metra train strikes vehicle in Woodstock
    A 19-year-old woman was identified Thursday as the person who was killed after an inbound Union Pacific Northwest Line train struck a vehicle in Woodstock on Wednesday evening. Amanda L. Williams, of Woodstock, died after her vehicle was struck at a...
  • Orange County Fire Rescue honors fallen firefighters with training

    Orange County Fire Rescue honors fallen firefighters with training
    Orange County Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Rick Segrest remembers the day when a gift shop roof collapsed on three firefighters 26 years ago, killing two of them. Todd Aldridge, Mark Benge and Richard Marcotte were inside the Sunrise Gift Center in...
  • Fort McHenry Tunnel bore closures limited to overnight hours as repair crews make progress

    Fort McHenry Tunnel bore closures limited to overnight hours as repair crews make progress
    Crews repairing damaged sump-pump discharge and water lines within the Fort McHenry Tunnel have made enough progress in recent days to limit ongoing bore closures to overnight hours, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority. The agency,...
  • Man loses pants in escalator mishap at rail station

    A commuter using the Boston area's subway system literally got his knickers in a twist, when a train station escalator ripped off his pants. Joe Pesaturo, a spokesman for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, told the Boston Herald (http://bit....
  • Uber says it's plugging gaps in L.A County public transit system

    Uber says it's plugging gaps in L.A County public transit system
    Uber might want to replace your car, but it’s not ready to replace Los Angeles County's buses and trains. At least, not yet. The ride-hailing company, which connects riders with drivers via a mobile app, said on Thursday it sees itself as...
  • Tracks where oil train derailed in W.Va. reopen

    A rail line where an oil train derailed has reopened in southern West Virginia. A statement from multiple agencies responding to the fiery derailment said crews restored the tracks and reopened the line for commerce on Thursday afternoon. Cleanup...
  • Tickets sell out for train from downtown Denver to slopes

    All 400 tickets were sold within 12 hours for a one-day, roundtrip ski-train excursion from downtown Denver to Winter Park, according to spokesmen for the resort and Amtrak. The response helps build the case for resuming a regular alternative to...
  • Woman in SUV stuck on train tracks saved by savvy policeman

    A woman whose sport utility vehicle got stuck on Connecticut train tracks during a traffic jam as a train approached has been saved by a quick-thinking policeman. Norwalk police say the SUV was stopped in bumper-to-bumper traffic with its rear axle on...
  • A bullet train will make us forget about those lost Central Valley farms

    A bullet train will make us forget about those lost Central Valley farms
    To the editor: Farmers in the Central Valley find themselves in the path of progress. Their agricultural land is being paved over to make way for tract homes, a trend that Gov. Jerry Brown hopes the bullet train will discourage. ("Critics fear bullet...
  • The best and worst of Metra's on-time performance

    The best and worst of Metra's on-time performance
    Commuters who took Metra's Electric District Line trains to and from the south suburbs averaged only about one late train a month in 2014, while BNSF Line riders in the west suburbs experienced more than one late train a week. The lines were Metra's...