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  • 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...
  • Red Line's demise was not personal

    Red Line's demise was not personal
    A recent column by Dan Rodricks made it look like Gov. Larry Hogan is feuding with Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake over the Red Line ("Hogan, Rawlings-Blake blow opportunity born in unrest," June 28). This is not the case at all. The Red Line...
  • Metro preparing for Fourth of July holiday

    Metro is making some changes to train schedules for the Fourth of July holiday. Metro says that on Friday, when the federal government is observing the holiday, the rail system will open at 7 a.m. and close at 3 a.m. Trains will run on a Saturday...
  • Legislature OKs Bonding Bill; Includes First Steps In Malloy's Transportation Plan

    Legislature OKs Bonding Bill; Includes First Steps In Malloy's Transportation Plan
    HARTFORD — A bonding bill that provides the first five years of funding for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's ambitious transportation infrastructure initiative passed through both the House and Senate during Monday's special legislative session. In...
  • Senate passes $16.1 billion transportation package

    The Senate on Monday passed a $16.1 billion transportation revenue package that includes an 11.9-cent gas tax increase that would be phased in over two years. The chamber passed the revenue bill on a 39-9 vote and it now heads to the House, which is...
  • Amtrak plans Union Station makeover

    Amtrak plans Union Station makeover
    Amtrak is betting millions of dollars to transform Union Station into an entertainment and tourist destination, complete with restaurants and outdoor cafes, retail, a hotel and even a grocery store, Getting Around has learned. Amtrak wants to open up...
  • City leaders seek path to reverse Hogan Red Line call

    City leaders seek path to reverse Hogan Red Line call
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Baltimore lawmakers and other city leaders vowed Monday to find a way to revive the $2.9 billion Red Line that has been flatly rejected by Gov. Larry Hogan. After a closed-door meeting that included business...
  • 13 charged with cheating on MTA tests

    Thirteen current and former employees of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority have been accused of cheating on licensing exams for train conductor or locomotive engineer. The Manhattan district attorney's office said Monday the defendants were...
  • Family of businessman killed in train crash sues Amtrak

    The family of a businessman killed when a speeding passenger train derailed near Philadelphia accused Amtrak of negligence and outrageous conduct in a wrongful-death lawsuit filed Monday. The May 12 crash killed eight people, including businessman Robert...
  • Switch replacement may cause 'minor' delays at Union Station, Metra says

    Switch replacement may cause 'minor' delays at Union Station, Metra says
    More delays due to switch problems — the bane of many Metra commuters — may be in the offing this summer because of a major rehab project, officials said Monday. Starting July 6, Amtrak plans to replace the set of switches that guide trains...
  • Amtrak plans major makeover for Chicago's Union Station

    The public hasn't seen them for decades, but Chicago's Union Station has large rooms with 33-foot-high ceilings that were once filled with restaurants, a dance hall and tailor shops during its heyday in the 1940s and '50s. Amtrak now wants to open...