Articles Tagged With ‘Trains’

Government needs to focus on infrastructure

OPINION By JIM GRIFFIN For decades now, money for infrastructure repairs and re-building and for a wide variety of public services has been steadily slashed and eroded. The average American bridge is about 50 years old with many having already... (Continue reading)

Dozens injured in Ventura County train derailment

A northbound commuter train hit a produce truck injuring 28 people Tuesday morning in Ventura County near Oxnard. Rail cars skidded onto their sides and passengers were launched from their seats as the train struck the truck. Of the 49... (Continue reading)

Just say no to crude by rail

OPINION BY THE MESA REFINERY WATCH GROUP Tuesday, the San Luis Obispo City Council officially joined a rapidly expanding list of towns, cities and counties. They’re the ones specifically opposed to Phillips 66 imposing its self-proclaimed “crude-by-rail strategy” on California... (Continue reading)

SLO City Council asks county to reject rail spur

The San Luis Obispo City Council on Tuesday authorized Mayor Jan Marx to write a letter to the San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission asking it to deny the proposed Phillips 66 Nipomo rail spur project. “The City of San... (Continue reading)

Possibly suicidal man hit by train in Santa Barbara

A Santa Barbara man suffered a non-fatal blow from an Amtrak train in Santa Barbara on Sunday afternoon in an incident that authorities are investigating as a possible attempted suicide. Witnesses said that the man was standing on the railroad... (Continue reading)

Train strikes San Luis Obispo woman

An Amtrak passenger train collided with a woman in San Luis Obispo Friday evening, leaving her in critical condition. Shortly after 8 p.m., the northbound train struck the woman about a half-mile south of Orcutt Road, according to the San... (Continue reading)

Phillips 66 rail spur project is wrong for SLO County

OPINION By LAURANCE SHINDERMAN A little over two weeks ago, Phillips 66 released a re-circulated draft environmental impact report (DREIR) for the Phillips 66 Company rail spur extension project. The report addresses the proposed rail spur extension projects impacts on... (Continue reading)

Three people hit by train, one dead two injured

One person was killed and two others injured when they were hit by a train near Vista Point in Santa Barbara County on Saturday. Shortly before 6 p.m., two men and two women in their 20s were talking photos of... (Continue reading)

Senator demands disclosure of crude oil railroad shipments

Following Wednesday’s delayed disclosure of a shipment of 1 million gallons of crude oil by railroad earlier this month, State Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, demanded timely disclosure of crude oil shipments by railroad. [Daily Democrat] In May, the U.S. Department... (Continue reading)

Task force targeting train track trespassers

Railroad police are targeting lawbreakers on the Central Coast this week. [KCOY] Union Pacific Railroad Special Police set up a task force focused on keeping people off the tracks and keeping drivers from going around the crossing signs when they... (Continue reading)