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Emergency personnel respond to the scene of a Metro-North passenger train derailment in the Bronx borough of New York Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. The train derailed on a curved section of track in the Bronx on Sunday morning, coming to rest just inches from the water and causing multiple fatalities and dozens of injuries, authorities said. Metropolitan Transportation Authority police say the train derailed near the Spuyten Duyvil station. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

NY railway has until Tuesday to analyze lines

NEW YORK (AP) – The Metro-North Railroad has until Tuesday to identify places in its system with major speed changes under an order from federal transportation officials requiring an extra worker in the driver’s cab […]

12/07/2013

NTSB investigator George Haralampopoulous hands a data recorder down to Mike Hiller from the derailed Metro-North train in the Bronx borough of New York. (AP Photo/NTSB)

NYC train derailment airs queries about technology

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — The revelation that a New York City commuter train derailed while barreling around a sharp curve at nearly three times the speed limit is fueling questions about whether automated crash-avoidance technology […]

12/03/2013

Combination map and photo locates fatal commuter rail crash in New York City.

Train going too fast at curve before wreck

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — A commuter train that derailed over the weekend, killing four passengers, was hurtling at 82 mph as it entered a 30 mph curve, a federal investigator said Monday. But whether the […]

12/02/2013

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Garcetti’s first mayoral order focuses on ‘Main Street’ livability

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced an initiative today to makeover 40 streets around the city. The mayor’s “Great Streets” program — issued under his first official executive order — involves […]

10/10/2013

In this Aug. 29, 2013 photo provided by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in New York, two kittens stand between the rails on subway tracks in the Brooklyn borough of New York.  (AP Photo/Metropolitan Transit Authority)

2 kittens that stopped NYC subway service found

NEW YORK (AP) — It only took two kittens to stop the city’s subway in its tracks. Power was cut to the B and Q lines in Brooklyn for more than an hour after a […]

08/29/2013

NYC Subway

After NYC subway deaths, barriers get new eye

NEW YORK (AP) — Every day, throngs of riders stand on the edge of danger in the nation’s busiest subway system, waiting on platforms with nothing between them and the tracks.

01/05/2013

LA charges into new territory with express lanes

LOS ANGELES (AP) – It’s familiar fare for much of the country and the world, but new territory for car-crazy Los Angeles County: Freeway lanes that aren’t free. For the first time starting Saturday night, […]

11/10/2012

Passengers step in to help attacked LA bus driver

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Authorities say passengers came to the rescue after a man attacked a Los Angeles County bus driver. It happened shortly before 2:30 a.m. Monday aboard a Metro bus near Los Angeles […]

11/05/2012

NY governor: MTA subway, rail, bus fares waived

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the agency that runs New York City’s subways, buses and commuter rails is waiving fares on Thursday and Friday to help ease recovery from the […]

10/31/2012

Carmageddon II: Don't get complacent

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – With “Carmageddon II” just days away, Caltrans officials today urged motorists not to get complacent over the success of last year’s San Diego (405) Freeway closure in the Sepulveda Pass, warning […]

09/25/2012

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