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Public Transportation Disasters

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  • Transportation in Brazil mostly holding up under onslaught of World Cup fans

    SAO PAULO Alpha Ndebele had a tight and ambitious schedule. He touched down in Brazil at Sao Paulo's Guarulhos international airport the morning of the World Cup's opening match, on June 12. He had to fly to Brasilia the next day, Curitiba the day after,...
  • Crude oil rail shipment details begin to leak out

    WASHINGTON Some information about large crude oil shipments by rail is becoming publicly available, in spite of industry efforts to keep those details confidential, since the federal government ordered railroads to begin sharing it with state and local...
  • Obama urges Central American parents not to send children to border

    Obama urges Central American parents not to send children to border
    Under fire from Republicans for failing to stem the recent flood of young immigrants, President Obama is delivering a message to Central American parents considering sending their children to the U.S. to escape violence and poverty at home: Don't risk it....
  • Williamsburg bike advocate helps six year effort to get cyclists more space

    Williamsburg bike advocate helps six year effort to get cyclists more space
    WILLIAMSBURG – One foot of additional road space could be enough to save lives. A new law requiring motorists to give bicyclists 3 feet goes into effect this Tuesday, July 1. Virginia is the 21st state to pass the 3-foot law. Currently the...
  • Houston-area building collapse injures up to 50

    Houston-area building collapse injures up to 50
    As many as 50 people were injured when a floor gave way on Thursday at a Houston-area house where about 100 people had gathered for a religious event, a Houston Fire Department spokesman said. Most of the injuries were minor and occurred when the second...
  • Power Company Cancels Contract With Tree-Trimming Firm

    Connecticut Light & Power Co. has ended its contract with a tree-trimming company involved in a train crash Monday and a fatal accident earlier in the month when a worker was killed by a falling branch. "We have canceled our contract with Trees Inc....
  • Maitland traffic fix creates new problems for motorists

    Maitland traffic fix creates new problems for motorists
    Roadwork that annoyed drivers for months at a key Maitland intersection seems to have made driving in the area more dangerous. Changes at Horatio Avenue and U.S. Highway 17-92 were designed to streamline traffic flow. But the arrival of SunRail has...
  • Manchester Police To Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

    Manchester Police To Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint
    MANCHESTER — After two fatal accidents in the Buckland area recently, police plan to conduct a sobriety checkpoint on Saturday and early Sunday on Buckland Hills Drive. Local officers and members of the regional Metro Traffic Services squad will...
  • Metra train strikes pedestrian on Rock Island line

    Metra train strikes pedestrian on Rock Island line
    A pedestrian was struck by a Metra train and critically injured on the South Side this afternoon. The pedestrian was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn after being struck about 4:10 p.m. near the intersection of West 90th Street and...
  • Prosecutors lay out case against crew in South Korea ferry sinking

    Prosecutors lay out case against crew in South Korea ferry sinking
    The trial of the captain and crew of the Sewol ferry continued Tuesday, with prosecutors saying they will show how passengers were not properly evacuated from the vessel as it began to sink, a tragedy that resulted in the loss of about 300 lives in...
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    Main Street at Md. 27 was reopened after a multi-car train collided with a vehicle at the intersection, according to Westminster City Police. Capt. Nancy Yaeger said that the vehicle was still in the intersection when the train came through and the...
  • Blumenthal Says He Will Push For Improved Rail Safety

    WEST HAVEN — Even though Metro-North last year became the symbol of slipshod operations, railroad safety is a growing concern across the country and deserves federal intervention, Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Tuesday. Setting tougher rules for...