Transportation

71 cited for bogus disabled parking placards at L.A. County Fair in Pomona |Sep 13, 2017

Investigators checking disabled placards on vehicles parked outside the L.A. County Fair last weekend issued 71 misdemeanor citations for fraudulently using the parking passes, authorities said. California Department of Motor Vehicle investigators conducted the enforcement crackdown Sunday outside Pomona Fairplex,

Man killed in head-on collision near Diamond Bar identified |Aug 28, 2017

Police have identified the man killed Sunday when two vehicles collided head-on at the intersection of Tonner Canyon and Brea Canyon Road near the Brea-Diamond Bar border. Jose Luis Garcia, 49, of Pomona died at the scene of the accident just after 10 a.

Man killed in Mount Baldy Road crash |Aug 26, 2017

A man was found dead inside his SUV following solo-vehicle crash along a winding mountain road in the Angeles National Forest just south of Mount Baldy, authorities said Saturday. Ryan David Hines, 27, of Mount Baldy died in the crash, Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner Lt.

Dig it: Hawthorne approves Elon Musk’s test tunnel beneath city streets |Aug 23, 2017

Hawthorne leaders have signed off on construction of tech tycoon Elon Musk’s first test tunnel for electric vehicles extending west from SpaceX headquarters. The City Council approved the two-mile underground track Tuesday night in a 4-1 vote, with only Councilman Nilo Michelin dissenting.

Toddler hit by vehicle in Eastvale dies from injuries |Aug 21, 2017

A toddler who was seriously injured when struck by a vehicle in Eastvale has died, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said.

Crackdowns begin on seat-hoggers, loud talkers and manspreading on buses and trains |Aug 20, 2017

The woman seated next to them on the Metro Blue Line began speaking louder, and her words became more profane. She started cursing at her boyfriend who had his hand under her shirt. Then, when she announced in full voice she would take off her top and flash the train, that was the last straw.

Toddler struck by vehicle, seriously hurt in Eastvale |Aug 20, 2017

A toddler was taken to the hospital with serious injures after being hit by a vehicle in Eastvale on Sunday afternoon, the Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department reported. The child was hit in the 5800 block of Hamner Avenue shortly before 2:35 p.

10 sailors missing in collision between US warship, tanker |Aug 20, 2017

SINGAPORE >> Ten U.S. sailors are missing after a collision between the USS John S. McCain and a tanker early Monday east of Singapore, the second accident involving a ship from the Navy’s 7th Fleet in the Pacific in two months.

Why you can’t turn right at this Rancho Cucamonga red light |Aug 18, 2017

RANCHO CUCAMONGA >> Heads up drivers — looks like signs restricting a right turn on a red light in the north end of town is likely here to stay. For years, city officials have received calls from upset motorists who have received tickets for turning on a red light while exiting the 210 Freeway eastbound Milliken Avenue off ramp.

Crash on eastbound 10 Freeway in Pomona triggers SigAlert |Aug 17, 2017

A crash involving seven vehicles — one of them a big rig — triggered a SigAlert for the eastbound 10 Freeway near the 57 Freeway on Thursday evening, Aug. 17, the California Highway Patrol said.

Flashing lights on school buses mean stop, police tell drivers |Aug 17, 2017

Thirty-two drivers were cited, 19 warnings were issued and, law enforcement officials hope, parents and students were educated during an operation in Bloomington that focused on drivers passing stopped school buses.

What was that giant, weird-looking dome you saw on the road in Southern California? |Aug 17, 2017

If you see a massive, bizarre-looking, rusty dome traveling along a major highway and are wondering what the heck that is — yeah, we were curious, too. Turns out the gigantic piece of mystery equipment, which puzzled Southern California drivers from Corona to Norco to Westminster and Seal Beach early Thursday morning, is a reactor bound for the Chevron refinery in El Segundo.

Body scanners screen passengers on Metro’s Red Line subway in LA |Aug 16, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> Aiming to stay ahead of an evolving threat against transit systems worldwide, officials in Los Angeles are testing airport-style body scanners that screen subway passengers for firearms and explosives.

As Inland toll lanes boom, why are new freeway lanes rarely free? |Aug 15, 2017

In March, toll lanes debuted in the Inland area with the opening of the 91 Express Lanes in Corona. They won’t be the last. Within a decade, there could be four toll lane corridors in the region.

Motorcyclist dies after hitting tree in Pomona |Aug 14, 2017

POMONA >> A man died after he crashed his motorcycle into a tree in Pomona, authorities said Monday. The crash happened about 2:15 p.m. Sunday near the intersection of McKinley and White avenues, police said.

Person with meth arrested during Rialto school traffic safety sweep |Aug 14, 2017

RIALTO >> Even with three Rialto police officers already writing tickets for three motorists for various traffic infractions near Kolb Middle School on Monday morning, a dark-colored compact car rolled through a posted stop sign in order for the driver to drop a child off.

1 dead, 26 injured after car plows into group at Charlottesville white nationalist rally |Aug 12, 2017

VIRGINIA >> A hospital official says one person has died and 26 were injured after a car plowed into a group of protesters in Charlottesville. University of Virginia Medical Center spokeswoman Angela Taylor confirmed the death to The Associated Press.

15-year-old skateboarder who died in crash identified as Lake Elsinore youth |Aug 11, 2017

A 15-year-old Lake Elsinore boy has been identified as the teen riding a skateboard who collided with a vehicle at an intersection Aug. 4. Joseph Losoya died at Inland Valley Medical Center in Wildomar less than an hour after the crash.

The warnings are clear: Never leave a child in a hot car — ‘not even for a minute’ |Aug 11, 2017

RIVERSIDE >> With temperatures cresting into the 90s on Tuesday, a call about a 3-year-old child being left alone inside of a car could have ended tragically; luckily, the child ended up being OK.

Caltrans has 1,100 jobs to fill. Here’s why |Aug 11, 2017

Looking for a job? Caltrans says it’s hiring. The state’s department of transportation announced Friday that it’s looking to fill more than 1,100 open positions. The department is planning a series of career fairs across the state to recruit potential employees.

Metrolink trains to see maintenance work delays |Aug 11, 2017

Attention commuters, it may be a good idea to start planning ahead. Metrolink trains on the Inland Empire-Orange County and 91/Perris Valley line may see some delays starting Monday, Aug. 14 due to maintenance work on the railroad tracks.

Closure of 60 Freeway through Riverside more than a year – not months – away |Aug 9, 2017

The next “Carmageddon” is further away than originally announced. A planned paving project on the 60 Freeway that will close the entire freeway for several weekends between Jurupa Valley and Riverside is set to begin in late 2018 or early 2019, a Caltrans spokeswoman said Monday, Aug.

Man killed in Ontario crash on 60 Freeway identified |Aug 9, 2017

ONTARIO >> Authorities have identified the man killed Monday in a rollover crash involving a tractor trailer along the 60 Freeway in Ontario as Victor Abad, 63, of Highland.

Fontana driver killed, passenger badly hurt in rollover crash |Aug 9, 2017

FONTANA >> A 19-year-old Fontana woman was killed and her passenger is in critical condition following an early morning rollover crash in Fontana on Tuesday, authorities said. The woman was driving a 2002 Chevy Silverado on Bridlepath Drive just before 1 a.

Ontario airport: Frontier adds service to Washington D.C., San Antonio |Aug 8, 2017

ONTARIO >> Frontier Airlines will begin service to San Antonio and Washington Dulles international airports later this year. Starting Oct. 12, Frontier will offer four flights a week to San Antonio with the same plane then continuing to the Washington, D.

US nixes sleep apnea test plan for truckers, train engineers |Aug 8, 2017

U.S. officials are abandoning plans to require sleep apnea screening for truck drivers and train engineers, a decision that safety experts say puts millions of lives at risk. The Federal Railroad Administration and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said late last week that they are no longer pursuing the regulation that would require testing for the fatigue-inducing disorder that’s been blamed for deadly rail crashes in New York City and New Jersey and several highway crashes.

Foothill Transit strike ends; normal bus service expected to resume Tuesday morning |Aug 7, 2017

A strike that stranded 24,000 Foothill Transit bus riders Monday was quickly settled the same day, with managers predicting a return to full service Tuesday. “We expect normal operations (Tuesday),” Leslie Aun, vice president of communications for Keolis Transit America said in an emailed response Monday afternoon.

2 crashes, 1 fatal, snarl traffic on 60 Freeway in Ontario |Aug 7, 2017

ONTARIO >> Two large crashes — one of which left one person dead and another wounded — jammed traffic Monday afternoon on the 60 Freeway in Ontario. Officials announced shortly before 1:30 p.

Glendora to get final preview at upcoming Gold Line extension project to Montclair |Aug 6, 2017

GLENDORA >> Monday is the last opportunity in a series of meetings for the public to weigh in on the planned Gold Line extension. The final community information meeting for the

Fontana woman dies after 3-car crash |Aug 6, 2017

A 59-year-old Fontana woman died Friday night after she was involved in a three-vehicle crash in Fontana, coroner’s officials said. The crash occurred at 7:42 p.m. at Randall and Cypress avenues, according to a San Bernardino County Coroner’s Office news release.

Major 60 Freeway closure through Jurupa Valley, Riverside planned |Aug 6, 2017

Caltrans is preparing for 55-hour closures of the 60 Freeway between Jurupa Valley and Riverside early next year as part of a large pavement repair project. The full shutdown between Valley Way and the 60/91/215 interchange would be

Labor dispute halts half of Foothill Transit’s bus lines |Aug 6, 2017

Foothill Transit issued a warning Sunday that 19 of its bus lines — from Pomona across the East San Gabriel Valley — were facing significant delays Monday after workers in the bus system’s Pomona yard went on strike at midnight.

3 US Marines missing after aircraft crashes off Australia |Aug 5, 2017

SYDNEY >> Search and rescue operations were underway for three U.S. Marines who were missing after their Osprey aircraft crashed into the sea off the east coast of Australia on Saturday while trying to land.

Members of La Puente family, good Samaritan killed in Fontana crash on 10 Freeway identified |Aug 5, 2017

FONTANA >> The four people killed in a multi-vehicle crash on the 10 Freeway on Friday, Aug.

L.A.-bound Metrolink train hits vehicle on tracks in Baldwin Park; San Bernardino-bound train delayed |Aug 5, 2017

Metrolink trains bound for San Bernardino and L.A.’s Union Station have been delayed after a train hit an unoccupied vehicle on the tracks in Baldwin Park, transportation officials said. SB Line 379 bound for L.

4 killed in three-vehicle crash on 10 Freeway in Fontana |Aug 4, 2017

Four people were killed in a three-vehicle crash on the eastbound 10 Freeway in Fontana on Friday, Aug. 4, according to a fire and CHP officials. The incident was reported about 12:34 p.m. on the eastbound 10 between Cherry and Citrus avenues, said San Bernardino County Fire Department spokesman Ryan Vacarro.

Find out how Metrolink service in Fontana will be affected by construction |Aug 3, 2017

The rail crossings at Juniper Avenue and Sierra Avenue will run on a limited schedule August 12-13 as part of a project that aims to increase safety in the area, according to Metrolink news release.

Here’s the future of transportation in LA, just in time for the 2028 Olympics |Aug 3, 2017

It’s a long way off, but the 2028 Olympic Games is looming large for Metro officials. They’ve designed a vision of what the LA Metro public transit system would look like in 2028, when the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games are set to take place in Los Angeles, pending a vote in September by the International Olympics Committee.

Hyperloop One achieves second milestone this year — nearly 200 mph |Aug 2, 2017

Los Angeles-based Hyperloop One’s electromagnetically propelled passenger pod reached nearly 200 mph in its most recent milestone announced Wednesday. Executives of the 3-year-old tech company say they’re now ready for global commercialization of the new energy-efficient, autonomous transportation system.

Chino injury crash temporarily closed lanes on 71 Freeway |Aug 1, 2017

A two-vehicle crash apparently caused injuries and prompted the temporary closure of the southbound lanes of the 71 Freeway Tuesday morning in Chino, according to initial reports. The crash was reported a little after 7:40 a.

Glendora parents sue Rancho Cucamonga couple following death of their son |Aug 1, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> The parents of an 18-year-old Glendora man who was fatally injured when he fell from the side of a Jeep in the Angeles National Forest sued a man and his wife Tuesday, alleging the couple furnished alcohol to their son and other underage guests at a graduation party at the defendants’ home before the accident.

Why Upland will begin charging for Metrolink parking |Jul 31, 2017

UPLAND >> In a move aimed at managing parking in the downtown, Upland will begin charging Metrolink riders who use any of the five dedicated lots. Starting Sept. 1, Upland will impose paid parking at five lots, which would create a $4 daily fee, a $20 monthly fee for Upland residents and $30 for nonresidents.

Couple’s engagement came just before deadly Big Bear plane crash |Jul 31, 2017

Brian White was excited about asking Rebecca Raymond to marry him. He had the diamond he wanted to slip onto her finger. “He got that ring custom made,” said White’s friend and fellow soldier Tyler Eisenhower.

More 91 Freeway connector ramps to close at night this week |Jul 31, 2017

By Imran Ghori ighori@scng.com Night-time closures are planned on the 91 Freeway through Corona this week as part of continuing work related to the toll lanes that opened in March. The connector ramps from both northbound and southbound 15 to the 91 Freeway west will be closed Monday night, July 31, and Tuesday, Aug.

When, where portions of 405 Freeway will close for construction in LA area |Jul 30, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> Fifteen full nights of partial and full directional closures of the 405 Freeway near Los Angeles International Airport will begin Monday as a result of construction of a bridge for the LA Metro Crenshaw/LAX Line light rail project.

These 5 motorcycle safety tips will keep you from becoming the next statistic |Jul 30, 2017

A motorcycle may seem like a great way to bypass Southern California’s frequent traffic jams, but experts say it can also be dangerous, even fatal, when riders aren’t serious about safety.

15 Freeway toll lanes work near Corona to start in 2018, after $152 million loan |Jul 30, 2017

Plans to build toll lanes on the 15 Freeway from south of Corona to Jurupa Valley have received a major boost with the approval of a $152 million federal loan. The money from the United States Department of Transportation approved this month was the final piece of financing and clears the way for the Riverside County Transportation Commission to start construction of the

2 killed, including sheriff’s deputy, in small plane crash near Big Bear |Jul 30, 2017

Two people — including a San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputy — were found dead Sunday in the wreckage of a small plane that crashed Saturday in the San Bernardino Mountains. Rebecca Joan Raymond, 28, had been with the sheriff’s department since September and was assigned to the Barstow station, officials said.

A tug-of-war between Metro, Metrolink intensifies as thousands switch to cheaper Gold Line |Jul 29, 2017

When Southern California transportation gurus talk about creating more options, that’s a cue for commuters to leave their cars at home and try mass transit or bike share. But some existing train riders — particularly those living in eastern Los Angeles County and western San Bernardino County — have found a different kind of option.

Woman fatally struck by vehicle in Pomona identified |Jul 28, 2017

POMONA (CNS) >> A 38-year-old woman who was struck by a vehicle in Pomona last week died of her injuries a week later, police reported today. Jessica Alvarez of Pomona was struck just after 7 p.