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Paul Kiesel

Metrolink Settles Most Cases from 2005 Glendale Train Crash

From the Los Angeles Times:
After years of legal wrangling, Metrolink has settled most of the outstanding lawsuits arising from the 2005 Glendale crash that killed 11 people and injured about 180,…

Paul Kiesel

Metrolink Still Struggling with Saftey Improvements

From the Los Angeles Times:
As the anniversary of the Sept. 12 Chatsworth train disaster approaches, officials with Southern California’s sprawling commuter rail service are facing a vexing array…

Paul Kiesel

Washington Metro Accident Will Prove Costly for Everyone Involved

From Bloomberg News:
July 15 (Bloomberg) — American International Group Inc. and insurers at Lloyd’s of London are among firms that may face a combined total of more than $100 million in…

Paul Kiesel

NTSB Updates Annual "Wish" List of Safety Recommendations

From the Associated Press:
LOS ANGELES—The National Transportation Safety Board has removed worker fatigue and the use of positive train control from its annual most wanted list of safety…

Paul Kiesel

Metrolink Engineer Sent Text Message Seconds Before Crash

From NBC News: The engineer of a Metrolink commuter train sent a text message 22 seconds before the collision with a freight train in Los Angeles last month that killed 25 people, federal…

Paul Kiesel

Metrolink is Still Dragging Its Heels on Safety

Metrolink has decided to improve its safety technology by implementing its commuter trains with automatic train stop devices designed to prevent train collisions. This type of safety device may be…

Paul Kiesel

Kiesel Boucher Larson: “Metrolink Must Finally Do The Responsible Thing…”

The family of Aida Magdaleno filed a claim today against Metrolink, alleging the agency chose not to use the available rail safety features needed to protect Southern California rail commuters. “We…

Paul Kiesel

Metrolink Doesn't Learn From Its Mistakes

According to Saturday’s, September 13, 2008, Los Angeles Times, Federal investigators continued to comb the twisted wreckage of a commuter train in Chatsworth today as fresh details emerged that a…

Jenny Albano

Small Plane Crashes Into California Homes

A small plane crashed into two homes outside of los Angeles on Saturday, April 12, injuring two passengers and three people on the ground.
The plane crashed at around 4 p.m. and the fuselage…