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  • Rail firm poorly audited before Canada disaster: report

    LAC-MÉGANTIC Quebec (Reuters) - The Canadian government did not adequately audit the railroad company at the center of the Lac-Mégantic crude tanker disaster, which last year killed 47 people, an independent federal agency said on Tuesday, as it called...
  • Amtrak provides crude oil train details states had withheld

    WASHINGTON Two loaded and two empty crude oil trains operate daily over Amtrak's Northeast Corridor in Maryland and Delaware, according a document submitted by the passenger railroad in response to a Freedom of Information Act request. Last month,...
  • DUI crackdown begins today

    DUI crackdown begins today
    A national crackdown on impaired begins today and lasts through the Labor Day holiday on Monday, Sept. 1. Local participating agencies in the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" effort include @SunrisePoliceFL, @MiramarPD and Plantation Police. ...
  • Transparent Airfares Act needs more transparency

    Last week, the House of Representatives passed the Transparent Airfares Act of 2014. Great news, right? Who doesn't want more clarity when it comes to ticket prices and fees? Well, fasten your seat belt and put your tray table in the upright position....
  • Rail oil tankers, victim of U.S. safety rules, also unwanted in Canada

    WASHINGTON/CALGARY (Reuters) - Thousands of oil train tankers soon to be deemed obsolete in the United States are unlikely get a second life in Canada's oil sands industry, undercutting a U.S. government forecast that the costly cars will continue in...
  • One more way used car buyers can get used

    One more way used car buyers can get used
    If you're spending your long holiday weekend strolling through used car lots, here's something else to ask your salesman while you're kicking the tires. Is this car under any recalls? You'd think a dealer would have to fix a recall defect on a used...
  • Travel Q&A: Jabbed in the back at 30,000 feet

    Travel Q&A: Jabbed in the back at 30,000 feet
    Q: I can hardly stand to fly because the person sitting behind me always punches their seat-back entertainment screen so hard I can feel it through the seat into my back. What can I do? Feel Like Screaming A: In-flight entertainment touch screens on thin...
  • DOT wants to eliminate older, unsafe rail cars carrying crude oil

    WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday proposed a two-year phaseout of older railroad tank cars used to transport crude oil, which have been involved in several serious derailments over the past year. Transportation Secretary...
  • Norfolk Southern sues to block disclosure of crude oil shipments

    WASHINGTON A major hauler of crude oil by rail has sued the state of Maryland to stop the public release of information about the shipments, according to court documents. The suit was filed Wednesday, the same day the U.S. Department of Transportation...
  • A drive down Memory Lane to the 'old' Route 309-Emaus Avenue interchange

     
    I received a number of thoughtful commentaries in response to Monday's (July 28) column regarding Allentonian Alberto Tineo's proposal to add an additional exit-ramp segment to provide access from I-78/Route 309 to northbound Emaus Avenue. I decided to...
  • Mid-Year Agenda Update: Infrastructure, Poverty And Hartford

    It's been six months since The Courant published its wish list for this year in the editorial series Agenda 2014 (on http://www.courant.com/opinion). Here is a mid-year update. Infrastructure Citing infrastructure-related accidents on the state's rail...