Articles Tagged With ‘Trains’




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SLO police chase men spray painting train cars

Witnesses spotted two men tagging the cars of a train that was stopped in San Luis Obispo on Sunday. Shortly after 1 p.m., the San Luis Obispo Police Department sent officers to the area of the railroad tracks near Industrial... (Continue reading)

Amtrak train strikes SUV in Guadalupe, woman dies

An Amtrak train crashed into an SUV in Guadalupe Monday afternoon, killing the woman who was driving the vehicle. Shortly before 3 p.m.,  in the 4500 block of Main Street, a woman tried to go around the railroad crossing arms... (Continue reading)

Train collides with farm truck in Oceano

An Amtrak train collided with a farm truck in Oceano Monday morning. The crash caused the farm vehicle to flip over, but no one suffered injuries in the accident. [KCOY] Around 7:30 a.m., the truck was hauling harvest supplies and... (Continue reading)

Pedestrian hit and killed by train near Santa Barbara

A passenger train struck and killed a pedestrian as it was pulling into the Santa Barbara station Wednesday evening. [KEYT] The collision pinned the victim under the train shortly before 6:30 p.m., Santa Barbara police said. The crash occurred in... (Continue reading)

SLO County Planning Commission denies Phillips 66 rail spur project

After more than eight months of hearings, the San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission voted 3-2 on Wednesday to deny the controversial Phillips 66 rail spur project. Commissioners Don Campbell and Jim Harrison dissented. Phillips 66 was seeking approval to... (Continue reading)

Government should focus on facts, not emotion

OPINION by GARY KIRKLAND The San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission held a hearing on the Phillips 66 Railroad spur extension on Sept. 22. At that hearing many speakers opposed the extension as it might cause harm and is dangerous.... (Continue reading)

SLO County Planning Commission again delays rail spur decision

For the seventh time, the San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission held a hearing on the Phillips 66 rail spur project, and for the seventh time, the commission failed to reach a conclusion on the matter. More than seven months... (Continue reading)

Phillips 66 rail spur likely to get planning commission approval

The San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission has indicated it will approve a scaled-down version of Phillips 66’s proposed rail spur. Commissioners are expected to voted 3-2 in favor of the project at a meeting in September. Phillips 66 plans... (Continue reading)

Woman flees CHP on Paso Robles train tracks

A driver fleeing the California Highway Patrol put a halt to train traffic in Paso Robles Monday night. The driver attempted to get away from officers by driving on the dirt embankment beside the railroad tracks. Shortly before 10 p.m.,... (Continue reading)

Public comment on Phillips 66 rail spur drags on

More than 100 public speakers addressed the San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission Thursday during the agency’s third hearing on the Phillip 66’s proposed rail spur. The planning commission has yet to start deliberating about the project. Phillips 66 plans... (Continue reading)



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