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Public Transportation Disasters

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  • Two dozen hurt when Chicago-bound Amtrak train hits semi

    Two dozen hurt when Chicago-bound Amtrak train hits semi
    Two dozen people suffered minor injuries when a Chicago-bound Amtrak passenger train collided with a semitrailer at a crossing about 30 miles north of Lafayette, Ind., officials said. The Hoosier State train was traveling from Indianapolis with 56...
  • Report: Metro-North, Federal Agency Share Blame For Crashes

    Report: Metro-North, Federal Agency Share Blame For Crashes
    A federal safety agency reported Tuesday that operational blunders and lax policies at Metro-North were at least partly to blame for the crashes that killed two workers and four passengers and injured 126 riders last year and this spring. The National...
  • Hampton Roads Transit approves emergency snow bus routes

    Hampton Roads Transit approves emergency snow bus routes
    Last winter's severe weather prompted Hampton Roads Transit to develop a series of emergency snow routes for its bus service. The 11 emergency routes will be used if sustained accumulated snowfall exceeds 6 inches and forces a severe reduction in...
  • School Bus, Car Collide In Ellington; 30 Students On Bus

    ELLINGTON — State police and two ambulances responded to a school bus vs. car collision in the area of 69 Maple Street about 8:40 a.m. The ambulance crews were evaluation about 30 students aboard the bus. The car involved in the crash was...
  • Pickup vs bus captured on video

    Pickup vs bus captured on video
    The bus was headed east on Sample Road. Traffic was light, but the road was wet from rain. Suddenly, passengers inside the Broward County Transit Route 34 bus started screaming. A red Ford pickup was entering the roadway from a Florida Turnpike ramp. It...
  • Bus driver's family sues FedEx in deadly college trip crash

    Bus driver's family sues FedEx in deadly college trip crash
    The family of a bus driver killed along with several high school students and their chaperones in a fiery collision with a FedEx truck earlier this year has filed a lawsuit against the transportation company. Senio Taiao, the husband of Talalelei...
  • Is Competence Too Much To Expect From Metro-North?

    Is Competence Too Much To Expect From Metro-North?
    Is the country suffering from a crisis of competence? Examples abound, from the botched implementation of the Affordable Care Act to the initial mishandling of Ebola patients in Texas. In that vein comes the National Transportation Safety Board's...
  • More than 200 Boca firefighters undergo Ebola training, just in case

    More than 200 Boca firefighters undergo Ebola training, just in case
    They looked like they were on the set of a science-fiction movie — these two men in large, baggy white suits. A tube secured to one firefighter's face ran down to what looked like a waist pack. Both firefighters wore bright blue gloves, with...
  • After Rosedale derailment, NTSB calls for ban on phone use by drivers

    After Rosedale derailment, NTSB calls for ban on phone use by drivers
    The freight train derailment and explosion that caused millions of dollars in property damage in Rosedale last year spurred National Transportation Safety Board officials on Wednesday to call for new laws banning the use of hands-free cellphone devices by...
  • Blotter: Toyota Camry stolen from village lot in Oak Park

    Blotter: Toyota Camry stolen from village lot in Oak Park
    The following items were taken from Oak Park Police Department reports: Three 16-year-old boys tried to steal a UPS package containing a Sky Lander children's toy off the front porch of a home on the 200 block of Wesley Avenue at 1:42 p.m. Sept 14. They...
  • 1918 influenza epidemic struck hard, fast

     1918 influenza epidemic struck hard, fast
    The photos showed a nurse, a hospital worker and a street sweeper wearing face masks. The story reported how a rapidly spreading disease was overtaxing the city's and nation's hospitals, doctors and nurses. Published in the Tribune 96 years ago this...