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  • Bullet train's eventual link to L.A. rail system far from clear-cut

    Bullet train's eventual link to L.A. rail system far from clear-cut
    As California's bullet train officials begin to lay plans for the system's Los Angeles segment, a major technical issue is coming under close scrutiny: incompatibility between the sleek, high-speed electric trains and the region's older, diesel-powered...
  • Eternal pain forces mothers of slain black men to speak out for policing changes

    Eternal pain forces mothers of slain black men to speak out for policing changes
    All of their sons were dead, shot to death by policemen, and the mothers had come to Washington wondering if Washington would care. The hearing room on Capitol Hill was already decorated for the nine women when they arrived Wednesday morning: nine...
  • Amtrak train hits vehicle near Union Station; no injuries

    Amtrak train hits vehicle near Union Station; no injuries
    An Amtrak train traveling toward Union Station collided with a vehicle Friday night, but no injuries were reported, officials said. The train struck the vehicle shortly before 6 p.m. near the intsersection of Main and Wildhardt streets, about one mile...
  • Valley-to-Westside express bus will use 405 Freeway carpool lanes

    Valley-to-Westside express bus will use 405 Freeway carpool lanes
    Los Angeles County commuters seeking to avoid gridlock on the 405 Freeway will soon have another way to travel between the San Fernando Valley and Westwood on weekdays, officials said Friday. Starting Monday, the Valley-Westside Express will shuttle...
  • Union Station's restroom scarcity tops complaints spurred by report

    Union Station's restroom scarcity tops complaints spurred by report
    About 120,000 train travelers pass through Chicago's Union Station every day, and although there are four public washroom areas in the terminal, many visitors say these aren't nearly enough. "Using the trains this summer, it was really apparent that...
  • Delays reported on Metra North Central line after train hits vehicle in Grayslake

    Delays reported on Metra North Central line after train hits vehicle in Grayslake
    Metra’s North Central Service line is delayed after a train hit an unoccupied vehicle on the tracks in Grayslake during the evening rush hour commute Friday. Outbound train No. 109 hit an unoccupied vehicle in Grayslake at 5:50 p.m., said Tom...
  • Metra, freight railroads push project to untangle rail corridor

    Metra, freight railroads push project to untangle rail corridor
    Metra and freight railroad industry representatives on Friday called for a $1 billion project intended to untangle a snarl of railroad tracks that causes major problems for Chicago commuters and commerce. The project, known as the 75th Street Corridor...
  • California selects contractors for next phase of bullet train route

    The state high-speed rail authority took another key step Thursday in building the initial segments of the bullet train system between Los Angeles and San Francisco, saying it had preliminarily selected a team of contractors for another 65 miles of the...
  • MTA to introduce bike car to weekend MARC service

    MTA to introduce bike car to weekend MARC service
    Riders on select weekend MARC trains will be able to bring full-sized bikes aboard with them for the first time starting on Saturday, according to the Maryland Transit Administration. The agency's new "bike car" — capable of accommodating 16 full-...
  • Traffic: Collision cleared from I-695 inner loop in Woodlawn

    Traffic: Collision cleared from I-695 inner loop in Woodlawn
    All lanes are open on the inner loop of Interstate 695 in Woodlawn on Friday morning with the clearing of a two-vehicle collision past the Security Boulevard exit, according to the state Department of Transportation. A disabled vehicle on I-95 South past...
  • CTfastrak Planners: Everything On Track For March 28 Opening

    CTfastrak Planners: Everything On Track For March 28 Opening
    Working models of the new electronic ticket-vending machines and online trip planner are ready, drivers are in training, and delivery of the 60-foot lime green buses begins this week. CTfastrak is getting ready to go. "We're on schedule. There's...