Transportation headlines, Friday, Jan. 22

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on Thursday concluded their investigation of the deadly 2008 Chatsworth Metrolink crash. The L.A. Times reports that federal investigators determined that the crash was caused by the “egregious” text messaging of the engineer, Robert Sanchez. This conclusion has the potential to shift liability and [continue reading]

Metrolink crash presentations are online

The National Transportation Safety Board has posted presentations explaining its investigative findings of the Metrolink crash in Sept. 2008 that killed 25 on its website. There are several presentations, including an introduction and a review of signaling issues associated with the crash.

Weather again postpones 405 work

The rain today has again postponed construction work Thursday night on the northbound 405 carpool lane being constructed between the Santa Monica and Ventura freeways. Work is scheduled to resume Friday night and Metro officials have said that the contractor will be working on weekend nights to make up for [continue reading]