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Public Transportation Disasters

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  • Blue, Expo lines delayed after car collides with downtown L.A. train

    Blue, Expo lines delayed after car collides with downtown L.A. train
    Metro officials are warning Blue and Expo Line riders to expect delays up to 20 minutes after a vehicle clipped the side of a train near the Pico stop in downtown Los Angeles, leaving two people with minor injuries. The incident occurred around 8 a.m....
  • Officials: Car hits SunRail in Sanford, driver injured

    Officials: Car hits SunRail in Sanford, driver injured
    A car hit a northbound SunRail train near Sanford around 7:30 p.m. Thursday, officials said. The car's 19-year-old driver was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, Sanford police said. None of the SunRail crew...
  • Rose Garden singer Lynn Anderson arrested on DUI

    By Timothy Ghianni NASHVILLE, Sept 12 (Reuters) - One-time country superstar Lynn Anderson, best known for her 1970 country-pop crossover hit "Rose Garden," was arrested early on Friday on a drunk-driving charge after she was involved in an accident in...
  • Pedestrian hit, killed by Metrolink train in North Hollywood

    Pedestrian hit, killed by Metrolink train in North Hollywood
    A pedestrian was killed in North Hollywood early Friday after being struck by a Metrolink train traveling on the Ventura line, authorities said. The pedestrian was hit in the 7200 block of Lankershim Boulevard at 7:46 a.m., Lt. Mike Mendoza told the Los...
  • Drivers show steep learning curve on SunRail

    Drivers show steep learning curve on SunRail
    Last week a SunRail car struck and killed a person for the first time. I'm sorry to say it likely won't be the last. People — whether curious, daring or drunk — have wandered onto tracks since the earliest trains began running hundreds...
  • Police armored vehicles have long history

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. A man standing on the roof of a house was threatening to jump. He displayed a rope in a noose around his neck and attached to a tree. He also appeared to be armed. Kansas City police recently encountered that delicate situation. In...
  • Traffic: All lanes open on MD 3 North in Glen Burnie

    Traffic: All lanes open on MD 3 North in Glen Burnie
    All lanes are open on MD 3 North in Glen Burnie on Thursday morning with the clearing of emergency roadwork at Roosevelt Avenue, according to the state Department of Transportation. Traffic has also been reopened on MD 270 in Glen Burnie, which had...
  • As always, Roger Federer owns the night at the U.S. Open

    It was a near perfect Friday night in the bustling suburb of Flushing. The temperature was cool, but not chilly. The lights were blazing at Citi Field for a Mets home game and the No. 7 train was delivering hordes of people from Manhattan to the Willets...
  • Ancient Metro-North Desperately Needs Huge Investments

    It's a terrible irony that on Thursday, the day after a report on Metro-North railroad safety came out, a century-old overhead wire snapped, delaying trains during rush hour in Norwalk. The final report by the panel assigned to study the commuter rail's...
  • Kashkari slams Brown's education policy on eve of debate

    A day before Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown and GOP rival Neel Kashkari face off in their only debate, the Republican on Wednesday attacked the incumbent over his longtime ties to the state’s most powerful union, the California Teachers Assn. The...
  • Quake alerts' success spurs effort to complete early-warning system

    Quake alerts' success spurs effort to complete early-warning system
    When the 6.0 earthquake struck Napa County last month, a computer at a university lab here raced to warn agencies across the Bay Area. BART received an alert ordering trains to stop. San Francisco 911 operators had eight seconds to brace for an...