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  • Red Line: Time to start building

    Red Line: Time to start building
    For over 40 years we have been discussing the east/west rail line in this city. The highway to nowhere median is a reminder of a previous try. The current planned Red Line is by no means perfect. I went to many of the public input sessions, and very few...
  • New 460 plan 'devastating' for Isle of Wight, officials say

    New 460 plan 'devastating' for Isle of Wight, officials say
    Isle of Wight County's leaders craned over a pixelated map Tuesday night, scratching their heads and still trying to figure out exactly where the most recent U.S. 460 proposal meets the old highway. More than one described the blocky, red line...
  • 7 cyclists died in auto-bike collisions in Chicago last year, up from 3 in 2013

    7 cyclists died in auto-bike collisions in Chicago last year, up from 3 in 2013
    Seven cyclists died in bike-automobile collisions on Chicago roads last year, up from three in 2013, according to data provided by the city's Department of Transportation.  An eighth cyclist died in Chicago after a collision with a CTA Brown Line train,...
  • Ukraine bus attack kills 12, could herald grim future as truce staggers

    An attack on a passenger bus in eastern Ukraine killed 12 people Tuesday, likely dealing the final blow to hopes that a short-lived and shaky cease-fire could take hold. Across Donetsk, the city that Russian-backed separatists call their capital,...
  • Another major transportation reform coming to Virginia

    State leaders rolled out another slate of transportation funding reforms Tuesday, continuing the overhaul they've been working on for several years. This latest bill, backed by Gov. Terry McAuliffe as well as House Appropriations Chairman S. Chris...
  • 'We're going to die here!': Deadly subway trouble in Washington leaves unanswered questions

    The subway train had just pulled out from a busy Washington station when it ground to a halt and foul-smelling smoke began filling the tunnel and the cars. "We're going to die here!" passengers cried. In the fear and chaos that followed, riders prayed...
  • Passenger killed in D.C. Metro smoke incident ID'd; inquiry could take year

    Passenger killed in D.C. Metro smoke incident ID'd; inquiry could take year
    An investigation into the cause of smoke that killed one person and injured dozens on a D.C. Metro train could take six to 12 months, a National Transportation Safety Board spokesman said Tuesday. Metro also identified the passenger who died as Carol...
  • Latest SunRail crash is 5th since train started in May

    Latest SunRail crash is 5th since train started in May
    By now, the story is familiar: The driver was trying to get across the tracks before the SunRail commuter train rolled by. On Monday evening, a minivan was struck by a SunRail locomotive heading north after leaving the downtown Orlando Lynx station just...
  • NTSB adds railroad tank car safety to 'Most Wanted' list

    WASHINGTON The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday added railroad tank car upgrades to its list of "Most Wanted" safety improvements, reflecting a heightened awareness about problems in transporting crude oil and ethanol by rail. It was the...
  • Extra Palm Tran Connection buses could cost taxpayers

    Extra Palm Tran Connection buses could cost taxpayers
    Palm Beach County taxpayers could get stuck paying $385,000 for 10 extra mini-buses left over from a problem-plagued busing program for the disabled. The 10 buses, leased by a county subcontractor in 2013, were once intended to help Palm Tran...
  • Two Winnetka Metra stations, three underpasses to get security cameras

    Two Winnetka Metra stations, three underpasses to get security cameras
    When a bicycle thief struck Winnetka's Elm Street Metra station last May, officials said his crime was captured by the village's video security cameras, leading to a quick arrest by the police department. Now, with the village council's recent...