| Jul 10, 2014
| 7:25 AM
To the editor: The California High-Speed Rail Authority has at last shown some common sense in expediting construction of the Burbank-Palmdale segment. On a project of this size and scope, it was always crucial to prioritize building segments that could...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The "train to nowhere" is beginning to look a bit more like a train to somewhere. Flush with $250 million this year and the promise of billions more from the state's cap-and-trade program, the California High Speed Rail Authority has proposed accelerating...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 9:46 AM
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a Norfolk Southern freight train late Saturday in Aberdeen.
A man was on the Amtrak tracks in the 300 block of South Phildelphia Boulevard just before midnight Saturday when he was hit by a freight train heading...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 3:59 PM
The August 2012 derailment of a coal train in the heart of historic Ellicott City likely began at a small break in the rail line several hundred feet from where two 19-year-old women were seated next to the tracks.
The presence of the break, made public...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 4:08 PM
A freight train struck a garbage truck Tuesday morning at the same street-level railroad crossing in Rosedale where a similar collision 15 months ago resulted in a fiery explosion.
The incident could have been far worse, considering what happened last...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Heading into town from the west on U.S. 40, drivers take a bridge across the Susquehanna River and cut through treetops reaching up from another world below the rumbling road. It's green down there on Garrett Island, and busy with the activity of many...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 9:03 PM
About 1 out of every 10 people in Cook County, roughly 438,500 residents, live in "transit deserts'' that are cut off from fast, frequent train and bus service, according to a new analysis that for the first time identifies dozens of Chicago-area mass...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 7:17 PM
Amtrak trains were delayed for up to an hour Sunday evening after an old signal box along railroad tracks near the Howard Street bridge in North Baltimore caught fire, officials said.
Firefighters put out the one-alarm fire, which was reported at 5:26 p....
| Jun 22, 2014
In summers past, Patty Canavan's son would trim the weeds that rise freely along the railroad tracks behind her Plainfield house.
Her son is now grown and has moved away — and there are stalks that tower more than 10 feet tall, dwarfing her...
| Jun 26, 2014
Barbara Hattan waited nine months to contact "What's Your Problem?" about her missing $70 refund from Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove.
Satisfaction came much faster after she was featured in the June 15 column. The money arrived in her...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Ed Garland, whose Atlanta firm Garland, Samuel & Loeb is representing "Midnight Rider" director Randall Miller and producer Jody Savin, said that his clients were "innocent of any criminal conduct" and said that they did not believe that they did not have...