| Jul 4, 2014
| 5:00 AM
To the editor: So now California's high-speed rail system will be a super Metrolink, shuttling people between Burbank and Palmdale in a few minutes. You can dress it up, but it is still a bad idea. ("Burbank-Palmdale segment added to bullet train...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 6:30 PM
A grand jury in Georgia has accused "Midnight Rider" filmmakers Randall Miller, Jody Savin and Jay Sedrish of venturing onto the railroad tracks and trestle without the permission of the railroad, leading to the Feb. 20 death of 27-year old camera...
| Jul 8, 2014
If you're a senior about to shove off on your vacation, here are a few notes on the current state of senior travel.
AIRLINES. Forget any special senior deals. The only airline with meaningful senior fares is Southwest, and its senior fares are good deals...
| Jul 9, 2014
Elwood residents have long tolerated growing tractor-trailer traffic that rattles homes, strains nerves and interrupts funeral processions to the nearby national military cemetery. But with 8,000 big rigs rolling through town each day, many say their...
| 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...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 3:02 PM
Repairs to the aging Touhy Avenue railroad viaduct can't begin until the Illinois Department of Transportation approves plans to divert street traffic during construction, officials have said.
But, as Public Works Director Wayne Zingsheim told...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 12:00 PM
The decision by the state to eliminate funding for the proposed rail cargo transfer facility in Morrell Park is patently absurd ("State pulls $30 million from rail facility project in major victory for community activists," Aug. 28). Over the recent...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 1:49 PM
A 15-year-old boy was critically injured when he was hit by a freight train in Lake Zurich on Monday, according to Lake Zurich police.
Lake Zurich Police Chief Steve Husak said the teenager was injured on the Canadian National Railroad tracks near the...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 1:15 PM
While this week's decision to abandon the proposed $95 million intermodal rail facility at the Mount Clare yard in Southwest Baltimore may be regarded as a big victory for neighbors in Morrell Park and elsewhere who strongly opposed it, the decision is...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 8:07 PM
Baltimore may lose hundreds of jobs, tens of millions of dollars in economic activity and half of the port's containerized cargo following the state's decision not to build a new rail cargo transfer facility in Morrell Park.
State and port officials...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 3:45 PM
Carvey G. Davis Jr., a former Baltimore Transit Co. motorman who never lost his affection for streetcars and was a longtime supporter and benefactor of the Baltimore Streetcar Museum, died of bone cancer Saturday at his Glen Burnie home. He was 90.