The National Transportation Safety Board is meeting this morning in Washington D.C. to consider a draft of the final report on the Sept. 2008 Metrolink accident in Chatsworth that killed 25 people when a Metrolink train collided head-on with a Union Pacific freight train.
The draft report concludes that the Metrolink train ran a red signal and that the engineer of the Metrolink train was text messaging at the time of the accident. Here’s a link to coverage by the Los Angeles Times.
Metro, as L.A. County’s transportation agency, helps fund Metrolink. Funding also comes from Ventura, San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange counties.