View looking down train tracks at San Clemente, California with grassy beach dunes and blue lifeguard tower on right side.

Southern California Rail Service Resumes After Landslide

The corridor has been closed multiple times in the past year as erosion and landslides put coastal rail infrastructure in jeopardy.

March 25, 2024 - Mass Transit

Silver and blue train passing by on track at the edge of Pacific Ocean in San Clemente, California.

Storms Sever California Rail Line—Again

The coast-hugging rail corridor linking Los Angeles and San Diego faces an uncertain future as mudslides once again force part of the line to close.

February 6, 2024 - Smart Cities Dive

Amtrak train on Southern California coast.

State Leaders Warn of Risks to Southern California Rail Corridor

Coastal erosion and rising sea levels threaten one of the nation’s most scenic—and strategically important—rail corridors.

December 14, 2023 - The San Diego Union-Tribune

Rendering of proposed bus rapid transit station in Pico Rivera, California

L.A. County City Calls for New BRT Line

Pico Rivera has released an ambitious plan that would create more transit connections in eastern Los Angeles County.

September 15, 2023 - Urbanize LA

Union Station

Plan Would Shift High-Speed Rail Funds to Burbank-Anaheim Commuter Corridor

Improvements to the commuter rail connections between Los Angeles and Orange counties are among the possibilities for the future of rail planning in California as uncertainty about high-speed rail continues.

October 26, 2019 - Los Angeles Times

Union Station

Southern California's Metrolink Defies Declining Ridership Trends

Primarily serving commuters in the Greater Los Angeles metro area, Metrolink just attained the highest annual ridership in its 27-year existence. Officials chalk up the increase to a significant investment in marketing.

August 22, 2019 - Urbanize LA

St. Louis Light Rail

Crime, Cheap Gas, Declining Population: A Cocktail for Decreased Transit Ridership

St. Louis transit planners are evaluating the reasons behind a decline in transit use as the Metro Transit system prepares its first light expansion in years.

December 6, 2018 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Metropolitan Saint Louis Transit Agency

St. Louis Bus Routes Getting Reworked

MetroBus looks to bump up service along its most popular lines and move less popular bus routes to on-demand only status.

April 4, 2018 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Bike Commuter

Senate GOP Tax Cutters Target Bike Commuter Tax Benefit

To help pay for their massive tax cut bill, Senate Republicans have proposed elimination of a small tax benefit that can save bike commuters $240 annually. Unlike the House tax bill, they don't touch parking and transit benefits.

November 27, 2017 - Bicycling

12.3-Mile Gold Line Extension Takes First, Tentative Steps in Southern California

One step forward, and maybe two steps back, for a 12.3-mile extension of the Gold Line light rail in the San Gabriel Valley.

September 30, 2017 - San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Rail Redundancy Shouldn't Be Self-Destructive

Los Angeles Metro's new Gold Line light rail extension is attracting riders from the regional Metrolink commuter rail line that serves San Bernardino. The editorial board of the Daily Bulletin suggests that's not necessarily a problem.

August 8, 2017 - Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Union Station

Light Rail Cannibalizing Commuter Rail in Southern California

New transit lines are usually intended to provide an alternative to driving. But what happens when a new train line provides an alternative to an older train line?

July 31, 2017 - San Gabriel Valley Tribune

St. Louis

St. Louis Studying Ambitious, $2.2 Billion MetroLink Proposal

The city of St. Louis is taking the first official steps toward the ambitious Northside-Southside MetroLink proposal.

February 27, 2017 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

LAX Airport

The Other Missing Transit Link to LAX

There is more than one new connection to LAX and the region's rail networks in the works.

January 17, 2017 - San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Cleanest Diesel Locomotives to Join Southern California Commuter Rail Fleet

Forty so-called Tier 4 locomotives, a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency designation requiring a dramatic reduction in particulate and nitrogen oxide emissions, will be joining Metrolink's fleet covering 512 track miles in six counties.

July 20, 2016 - Los Angeles Times

St. Louis Metrolink

With Mayoral Support—What's Next for Proposed MetroLink Extension in St. Louis

The long-time mayor of St. Louis has announced his top priority for his final year in office, and it's good news for transit advocates.

June 16, 2016 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

China Railway Drops Out of L.A. to Las Vegas High-Speed Rail Project

China Railway, which had agreed to put up $100 million for XpressWest to build a 230-mile, 190 mph train from Victorville, Calif. to Las Vegas last September, withdrew from their agreement, primarily due to the inability to use their own trains.

June 10, 2016 - Los Angeles Times

Plans Advance for Orange County Streetcar

The $289 million streetcar would serve the cities of Santa Ana (population 329,00), county seat and second densest in California after San Francisco, and Garden Grove (population 170,000) on a 4.1-mile route. Service could begin 2020.

April 2, 2016 - Orange County Breeze

Green Line, Los Angeles

Targeting Another Gap in the System, L.A. Metro Looks to Expand Eastward

The potential 2.8 mile expansion of the Metro Green Line would connect light rail to the Norwalk MetroLink Station, opening up new transit options to users throughout the region.

January 19, 2016 - Los Angeles Times

Safety of Southern California's New Metrolink Cab Cars Questioned

After a February Metrolink commuter train crash in Oxnard, Calif., train officials hailed the new Korean rail cars as having performed well. Now they have expressed second thoughts, and are replacing the front cab cars with BNSF locomotives.

September 8, 2015 - Los Angeles Times

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