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Public Transportation Disasters

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  • TV Picks: 'Brakeless,' 'Mr. Dynamite,' 'Death Comes to 'Pemberley'

    TV Picks: 'Brakeless,' 'Mr. Dynamite,' 'Death Comes to 'Pemberley'
    "Brakeless" (PBS, Monday). Kiyoko Miyake's oddly beautiful, philosophical documentary about the 2005 crash of a commuter train: Traveling too fast into a curve as the driver tried to stay on a schedule reckoned in seconds, the train derailed and ran...
  • Woman Struck, Killed By Amtrak Train In Milford

    Woman Struck, Killed By Amtrak Train In Milford
    MILFORD — A woman was struck and killed by an Amtrak train Monday, according to a Metro-North official. The accident happened about 12:20 p.m. Police said the woman's name and age were unknown Monday evening, as were details about why she was on...
  • 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...
  • Traffic: Emergency roadwork closes MD 198 in Laurel

    Traffic: Emergency roadwork closes MD 198 in Laurel
    All eastbound traffic on MD 198 in Laurel at Old Portland Road is closed due to emergency roadwork at 8:28 a.m. on Wednesday, according to the state Department of Transportation. A two-vehicle incident on Interstate 95 South in White Marsh at the MD 43...
  • 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...