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  • Visions of Vintage Trolleys Are Probably Pipe Dreams

    Visions of Vintage Trolleys Are Probably Pipe Dreams
    Visions of reviving bits of Connecticut's vanished system of trolleys have been tantalizing urban planners and light-rail enthusiasts for a long time.
  • Rush Hour Driving

    Rush Hours Shackled by Gridlock A recent survey concluded that drivers commuting within urban areas that experience the greatest rush-hour gridlock spend a full month out of every year sitting in traffic. According to the annual National Traffic...

    Michael Phelps' blood alcohol level was 0.14 at time of arrest

    Michael Phelps' blood alcohol level was 0.14 at time of arrest
    Red-eyed and slurring his words, Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps had a blood alcohol level of 0.14, well above the state limit of 0.08, when he was arrested and charged with drunken driving Tuesday morning after leaving the Horseshoe Casino in downtown...

    Ethanol industry pushes back on rail safety improvements

    Ethanol industry pushes back on rail safety improvements
    WASHINGTON Ethanol producers are pushing back hard against new rail safety rules after a federal study found that ethanol poses hazards equal to or greater than crude oil in rail transportation. An analysis of tank car damage in derailments published...

    Registered sex offender charged with attacking woman at Brown Line stop

    Registered sex offender charged with attacking woman at Brown Line stop
    A registered sex offender with a criminal record dating back nearly 30 years has been charged with assaulting a woman at the Chicago Avenue station on the CTA Brown Line, authorities said. Adrian Balle, 48, groped the 23-year-old woman as she climbed the...