Less than a month after a fiery train derailment in Rosedale, the Federal Railroad Administration Tuesday launched a smartphone mobile application to provide access to safety information about more than 200,000 highway-rail grade crossings.
The National Transportation Safety Board released new details Wednesday on its investigation into last month's train derailment and explosion in Rosedale, finding that more chemicals were released in the crash than originally reported.
A CSX train carrying trash from Upstate New York derailed Friday evening in Lansdowne, Baltimore County officials said. No injuries were reported, and police said the train was not carrying hazardous materials.
John Alban Jr., the driver seriously injured after his truck collided with a freight train in Rosedale last week — triggering an explosion felt around the region — was discharged from the hospital Sunday.
A mechanical problem forced a police helicopter pilot to make an emergency landing on the football field of a local high school in Columbia on Thursday night, a maneuver that caused "significant damage" to the aircraft but injured no one, according to Howard County Police.
Federal investigators on Thursday reconstructed the scene of this week's collision between a CSX cargo train and a truck, hoping to piece together more information on the derailment and explosion that rocked businesses and homes in the Rosedale area.
The waste-removal company owned by the trucker who was seriously hurt Tuesday after driving his truck in front of an oncoming CSX train in Rosedale had been flagged previously by a federal agency for having a poor safety record, according to U.S. transportation records.
One day after a violent train derailment exploded into a giant plume of smoke and fire and sent powerful shock waves through a large commercial and residential stretch of Rosedale, business owners and neighbors took stock of the widespread damage — including blown-out windows, cracked foundations and a loss of structural integrity in some nearby buildings.
By By Kevin Rector and Alison Knezevich and The Baltimore Sun
A freight train smacked into a truck carrying garbage and careened off the tracks in Rosedale Tuesday afternoon, triggering an explosion felt throughout the region and sending up a plume of black smoke visible for miles.
By By Justin Fenton, Justin George and Carrie Wells and The Baltimore Sun
Numerous Harford County residents in the Fallston, Joppa and Bel Air areas felt the tremble Tuesday afternoon when a train derailed in the Rosedale area of Baltimore County near the Baltimore City line.
The national president of Mothers Against Drunk Driving said a recommendation Tuesday by the National Transportation Safety Board that states lower their threshold for drunken driving from a blood-alcohol content of 0.08 to 0.05. will take too long to accomplish and undercut efforts that could save more lives.
Crashes of amateur-built planes, such as the one last Saturday in Suffolk, Va., that killed a father from Davidsonville and his son from Westminster and remains under investigation, are tragic, said Carl Kesselring, the manager of Suburban Airport in Laurel.
Years after a multimillion-dollar contract to replace the state's fleet of aged helicopters caused controversy in Annapolis, two newly purchased aircraft arrived at the aviation command of the Maryland State Police on Tuesday.
Emergency crews from three states responded late Wednesday night to the scene of a derailed train in Cecil County after a sulfuric acid leak was reported, but no leak was found, according to the Cecil County Department of Emergency Services.
U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski and County Councilwoman Courtney Watson toured Main Street Ellicott City businesses Friday in a show of support for the town after the CSX train derailment in August that killed two young women and shut Main Street down for a week.