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  • Video: People ignoring warning lights at Burbank Metrolink

    In a drive to combat pedestrian fatalities, Los Angeles County transit officials unveiled a video Tuesday showing dozens of people walking, running, bicycling -- and in one case, rolling in a wheelchair -- across dangerous railroad tracks despite flashing red lights and clanging bells that warned of oncoming trains.
  • L.A. council wants review of contractor linked to Chatsworth Metrolink crash

    L.A. council wants review of contractor linked to Chatsworth Metrolink crash
    After hearing from victims of the deadly Metrolink crash in Chatsworth, the Los Angeles City Council vowed Wednesday to look into a $160-million city contract awarded to a transportation company linked to the rail disaster. The crash killed 25 people,...

    Bullet train authority steps up hiring to fill long-vacant posts

    Bullet train authority steps up hiring to fill long-vacant posts
    Plugging long-standing vacancies in its management team, the agency that plans to build the state bullet train system announced Monday the hiring of a chief administrative officer and seven other individuals to fill a variety of top executive posts....

    Van Nuys Airport gets $18.4 million to rebuild runway

    Van Nuys Airport gets $18.4 million to rebuild runway
    Van Nuys Airport, one of the busiest general aviation centers in the country, will receive an $18.4-million federal grant to reconstruct and replace its main runway, government officials announced Friday. The Federal Aviation Administration funds will...

    Four years later, survivors of Metrolink crash still hurting

    Four years later, survivors of Metrolink crash still hurting
    Like other survivors from the crash of Metrolink 111, Mike Wiederkehr will never be the same. Before, the Burbank resident was a triathlete. After, he could no longer swim or run because of shoulder, knee and ankle injuries. He had to transfer from his...