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  • BREAKING: Five dead as high-speed train derails near French city

    11/14/2015 8:06:49 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 74 replies
    UK Express ^ | November 14 | Rob Virtue
    AT LEAST five people have died and seven have been injured after a high-speed train derailed near the French City of Strasbourg, local media has reported.
  • Train crash in northern Bavaria kills one, injures others -report

    11/05/2015 5:05:33 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 4 replies
    reuters ^ | 11-05-2015 | reuters
    A passenger train collided with a heavy-duty lorry at a railway crossing in northern Bavaria late on Thursday killing at least one person and injuring several others, German media reported. The train was carrying around 50 people when it rammed into a lorry near Freihung, northeast of Nuremberg late on Thursday evening, several news websites reported. "It hurtled at 100 km per hour (62 miles per hour) without breaking into the truck,"
  • Man on Cellphone Killed By Train in South Florida

    10/22/2015 5:00:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | 10/22
    Authorities say a man talking on his cellphone was killed by a train in South Florida. West Palm Beach police say the man was walking near the Regional Transportation Authority tracks Thursday afternoon when he was hit. The Palm Beach Post reports that witnesses told police the man was hit after going under crossing gates. Police didn't immediately identify the man.
  • Black women kicked off Napa Wine Train to sue for discrimination ($11 million)

    group of predominantly African American women kicked off the Napa Wine Train in late August -- allegedly for being too loud -- filed an $11-million racial discrimination lawsuit Thursday. They said their reputations were tarnished and that some of them even lost their jobs after the incident.
  • Obama praises France train heroes as 'very best of America'

    09/17/2015 3:42:11 PM PDT · by Paul46360 · 10 replies
    "He celebrated them as three friends who had been headed for a fun reunion in Paris when they "ended up engaging a potential catastrophic situation and pinning down someone who clearly was intent on doing a lot of harm to a lot of people, inflicting terror on the French people."
  • Injured France train hero Spencer Stone returns home to U.S.

    09/08/2015 10:27:45 AM PDT · by WL-law · 13 replies
    CBS News ^ | 9-4-15 | CBS
    TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The U.S. Air Force airman who was injured when he and two childhood friends tackled a heavily armed gunman on a Paris-bound train returned to his native California Thursday night. Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone arrived at about 8:30 p.m. at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California, near Sacramento. .... Stone has been undergoing medical treatment in Germany since he, National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos and Sacramento college student Anthony Sadler, all childhood friends from the Sacramento area, subdued the gunman on a passenger train speeding through Belgium on Aug. 21. Skarlatos and Sadler...
  • Military Train with UN vehicles in Wheaton IL 9-5-15 (foul language warning)

    09/07/2015 7:11:15 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 54 replies
    Youtube ^ | 09/07/15 | ImDroided
    I filmed this on 9-5-15 at my parents place in down town Wheaton IL. All of the vehicles are marked UN on the doors. Why is a UN train in the Chicago area? Jade Helm?
  • France Announces Train Attack was 'Terrorist'

    08/25/2015 3:56:08 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 39 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/8/15 | Ari Yashar
    Ayoub El Khazzani, the 25-year-old gunman from Morocco who opened fire on a train in France last week, intended to murder everyone on the train as part of a Muslim terrorist attack before being stopped by citizens, revealed French Prosecutor Francois Molins on Tuesday. El Khazzani, who lived in Spain where he was flagged as a potential jihadist by intelligence services that alerted France about him before the attack, was armed for a massacre, Molins said. He was toting an AKM assault rifle replete with 270 rounds of ammo, a Luger M80 automatic pistol packed with a full clip, a...
  • Eleven Black Women Were Kicked Off a Train for Laughing Too Loud

    08/25/2015 7:35:06 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 93 replies
    Vice ^ | 8-25-2015 | Scott Pierce
    Getting wine-drunk on a train in Napa Valley sounds pretty good if you're the guys from Sideways or the parents in Bob's Burgers, but it's apparently a lot less fun if you're a black woman with a loud laugh. A group of 11 women, members of the Sistahs on the Edge book club, were kicked off the Napa Valley Wine Train last Saturday for allegedly being too loud and disturbing other passengersóbut the women say it was because of their race. One of the book club's members, Lisa Johnson, chronicled the event on Facebook, igniting an outcry across social media...
  • New hero identified (Another American!)

    08/24/2015 4:28:49 PM PDT · by lulu16 · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug. 24, 2015 | Faith Karimi, Ashley Fantz and Nic Robertson, CNN
    Mark Moogalian, 51, a French-American who describes himself on his website as an author, teacher and musician, encountered the gunman before the Americans, tried to wrestle a rifle from him and was shot in the neck, his wife, Isabelle Risacher, told France's Europe 1 radio. Moogalian remains hospitalized in stable condition and will receive the Legion of Honor later.
  • Shattering new evidence reveals Obama spent $500MIL to train Jihadi elite force which now

    08/23/2015 10:31:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 8/23/15 | Walid Shoebat
    Obamaís $500 million plan to combat Bashar Al-Assad and ISIS forces in Syria created an elite force called ďRegiment-30Ē. While Fox News revealed the program only gained 54 applicants, new evidence reveals that there were ďthousands of outside forcesĒ who joined Regiment-30, who are now also joining Al-Nusra terror front in Syria. The U.S-appointed Regiment-30ís main leader, as ironclad evidence reveals, is one code-named Abu Iskandar and he has now sent out an official appeal, including airing an explosive T.V interview, confirming they joined the notorious terrorist Al-Nusra Front which carried out massacres against Christians in Adra and Maaloula in...
  • Islamic Jihadi opens fire with AK-47. Terrorism not ruled out.

    08/22/2015 6:09:24 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 30 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-22-2015 | MOTUS
    It happened again: on a train filled with cheese eating surrender monkeys hurtling through the Belgian countryside towards Paris, the Americans came to the rescue: Crew on Paris-bound train barricaded themselves in their staffroom and locked the door as Kalashnikov-wielding terrorist went on the rampage Ė leaving PASSENGERS to take him down. And, as usual, the passengers were 3 Americans and a Brit. When an Islamic terrorist (Can I say that? The French called for caution before jumping to conclusions.) opened fire with an AK-47 (wait, youíre not allowed to have an assault rifle in France!) he was rushed and...
  • Three injured in Shooting on Amsterdam-Paris Train (U.S. Marines take down shooter)

    08/21/2015 11:05:21 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 73 replies
    StraightsTimes ^ | 8-21-2015 | ST
    A gunman shot and wounded three people on a train travelling between Amsterdam and Paris before the assailant was overpowered by passengers, a spokesman for French state rail company SNCF said. The incident happened near Arras in northern France shortly after 4pm GMT
  • Principal commits suicide amid Common Core test scandal [ New York ]

    07/26/2015 8:45:47 AM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 26, 2015 | Susan Edelman,
    The principal of an innovative West Harlem public school killed herself the day after her students took the state Common Core exams ó which were later tossed out because she cheated ... Jeanene Worrell-Breeden, 49, of Teachers College Community School, jumped in front of a B train in the 135th Street station ... She was pulled out from under the train and taken to Harlem Hospital, where she died eight days later. The city Medical Examinerís Office ruled it a suicide. The leap came at 9:20 a.m., less than 24 hours after her 47 third-graders wrapped up three days sweating...
  • Southwest light-rail e-mails show messaging behind cost announcement

    07/08/2015 5:34:46 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 5 replies
    MPLS Star Tribune ^ | 7-8-15 | Janet Moore
    At 8:10 a.m. on Monday, April 27, the Metropolitan Council released the startling news that the price tag of the proposed Southwest light-rail line had increased by $341 million to $2 billion. Met Council Chair Adam Duininck said in a news release at the time that ďall options are on the table,Ē including not building the line at all. E-mails among Duininck, Metro Transit officials and other political players ó including Gov. Mark Dayton ó obtained through a Minnesota Data Practices Act request reflect the behind-the-scenes positioning in the days leading to the announcement. The 231 pages of e-mails donít...
  • Train Carrying Toxic Gas Derails in Tennessee

    07/02/2015 8:38:46 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 12 replies
    NASDAQ ^ | 2 July 2015 | Dow Jones Business News
    A tank car containing a hazardous flammable chemical derailed and caught fire just south of Knoxville, Tenn., causing the evacuation of 5,000 residents within a two-mile radius of the crash. The train was traveling to Waycross, Ga., from Cincinnati, Ohio, when a single tank car derailed and caught fire around midnight in the area of Maryville, Tenn., rail operator CSX Corp. said in a statement. No civilians were injured by the fumes, but 10 law enforcement officers helping with the evacuation were taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for exposure to the fumes, said Marian O'Briant, spokeswoman for...
  • US train carrying toxic chemicals derails and catches fire causing mass evacuation

    07/02/2015 6:07:21 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 2 2015 | KATE PICKLES
    A train carrying toxic chemicals has derailed and caught fire causing thousands of people to be evacuated. More 5,000 people have been forced to leave their homes after a train with 'highly flammable and toxic gas' derailed and caught fire near Knoxville, Tennessee. Seven police officers were taken to hospital after breathing in fumes from the blaze, while fire-fighters in gas masks have been going from door to door to evacuate residents. As many as three cars derailed, Blount County Sheriff's spokeswoman Marian O'Briant said. Local fire authorities ordered a one-mile evacuation, and Hazmat crews responded to the scene. 'Evacuation...
  • Rachel Dolezal in earlier interview:

    06/16/2015 7:32:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 16, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via Truth Revolt and the Daily Mail, here‚Äôs the best evidence lefties have that Dolezal isn‚Äôt the racial equivalent of Caitlyn Jenner. The basic story she tells might well be true: Albert Wilkerson, the man she passed off as her dad, did serve in the Corps and did migrate north as a young child after his father ‚Äúhad a confrontation with a police officer‚ÄĚ in Birmingham. But he isn‚Äôt her father, of course, and the fact that she went so far as to steal his history to back up her own claim of being black is a step that Jenner...
  • In their universe, a costly train is success

    06/03/2015 6:39:35 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 14 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 6-3-15 | Joe Soucheray
    The political class -- they build themselves new office buildings and such -- live in a different universe from the rest of us, and the rest of us are getting routinely pickpocketed. No greater proof of this truth exists than the remarks of St. Paul's own City Council Member Dave Thune last week after Metro Transit released the financial figures for the first six months of the Green Line. Passengers boarding the Green Line from its debut in June, 2014 through the end of the year paid $6.21 million into the farebox, or about 35.8 percent of what it costs...
  • Green Line's $6.21M in 2014 fares pay 35.8 percent of expenses

    05/29/2015 6:16:02 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 17 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 5-28-15 | Fredrick Melo
    While Metro Transit's Green Line isn't exactly paying for itself through passenger fares, it's doing a better job than most other Minnesota public transit options. Passengers boarding the state's second light-rail line from its debut in June through the end of 2014 paid $6.21 million into the fare box, or about 35.8 percent of what it costs to operate the 11-mile route. "I think 35 percent is a really good percentage," said St. Paul City Council member Dave Thune. "I love it. I think it has been a success. The kind of traffic it's seeing, going from one end of...
  • SEPTA Engineer Saw ĎTrespasserí On Tracks Moments Before Train Was Hit By Object

    05/19/2015 9:05:06 AM PDT · by Abby4116 · 45 replies
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) ó A transit train driver says he saw a ďtrespasserĒ on the tracks moments before an unknown object struck a window on the train. The SEPTA train was struck on the same night and in close proximity to the Amtrak train that derailed on May 12th in Philadelphia. According to SEPTA officials, the engineer saw a trespasser on the track moments before an unidentified object smashed a window.
  • BREAKING & NSFW: Here Are #Amtrak Engineer #BrandonBostianís Disturbing **** Pics

    05/17/2015 1:10:00 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 197 replies
    gotnews.com ^ | May 14, 2015 | Charles C. Johnson
    Could Bostianís disturbed sex life have masked a deeper disturbance?
  • Amtrak Train May Have Been Struck Before It Derailed, Officials Say

    05/15/2015 4:20:44 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 374 replies
    New Yoirk Times ^ | May 15, 2015 | DAVE PHILIPPS and EMMA G. FITZSIMMONS
    PHILADELPHIA ó An assistant conductor on the Amtrak train that derailed on Tuesday believes she heard the engineer tell another regional train operator in a radio transmission that the train had been struck by something just before the accident, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. At a news conference on Friday, Robert L. Sumwalt, the safety board official who is leading the investigation, said the F.B.I. had been asked to examine what he described as a fist-size impact area found on the lower left side of the trainís windshield. Officials said that the F.B.I. had been called in because...
  • FBI to probe whether crashed Amtrak train was hit or shot at

    05/15/2015 4:54:09 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 86 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/15/2015 | Julian Hattem
    The FBI has been asked to investigate the possibility that the Amtrak train that crashed outside of Philadelphia was hit by a bullet or some other object. According to the The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), an assistant conductor in the trainís cafť car claimed to have overheard a regional train engineer saying he had been ďhit by a rock or shot at.Ē
  • Train was hit by object before derailing: assistant conductor

    05/15/2015 4:25:41 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 15, 2015 | Danika Fears
    The 39-year-old assistant conductor was listening in on Brandon Bostianís radio conversations with a SEPTA train engineer, who told the Amtrak engineer his train had been hit by a rock or shot at. The SEPTA engineer said he had a broken windshield and made an emergency stop, she said. Bostian also said something about his train being struck by an object, she told National Transportation Safety Board investigators Friday.
  • Details In (Gay) Train Engineer's Troubled Past Emerge (2008 Crash)

    05/14/2015 7:07:28 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 15 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | Septermber
    CHATSWORTH Investigators probing Friday's fatal Metrolink collision planned to interview the freight train's brakeman and the conductor Wednesday, the first full day of resumed service along the stretch of track that was closed after the crash that killed 25 people and injured 135 others. Investigations have linked the cause of the crash to Metrolink engineer Robert Martin Sanchez, a La Crescenta resident who previously lived in Menifee. Authorities Tuesday staged a re-creation of the collision, bringing two trains nose-to-nose on the tracks in Chatsworth and then moving them back and forth to determine what the engineers on each was able...
  • GotNews IDs Gay Activist Train Engineer Who Caused Amtrak Crash

    05/14/2015 6:42:56 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 59 replies
    Got News.com ^ | May 13, 2015 | Charles C. Johnson
    BREAKING: GotNews IDs Gay Activist Train Engineer Who Caused Amtrak Crash UPDATED W/ PHOTOS! May 13, 2015 by Charles C. Johnson 184 Comments Gotnews.com has independently identified the engineer at the center of the Amtrak crash that has killed at least seven. Brandon Bostian is the 32-year-old gay man who lawyered up after a deadly derailment in Philadelphia. The train was reportedly going twice the speed limit.
  • Amtrak train reportedly traveling at more than 100 mph before crash that killed 7 (Breaking)

    05/13/2015 10:51:08 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 66 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | May 13,2015 | FoxNews.Com
    DEVELOPING: The Amtrak train that derailed near Philadelphia Tuesday night-- killing at least seven and sending over 200 to area hospitals-- appeared to have been traveling at more than 100 miles an hour as it approached a sharp curve on the track, two people with knowledge of the investigation told The Wall Street Journal.
  • 6 Dead, Over 140 Hurt After Amtrak Train Derails, Rolls on Side in Philadelphia

    05/13/2015 4:56:19 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 37 replies
    NBC ^ | May 13, 2015
    At least six people were killed and over 140 people hurt after an Amtrak train, carrying 238 passengers and five crew members, derailed and rolled onto its side in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia Tuesday night, according to officials. The death toll from the crash rose to six Wednesday morning when Temple University Hospital officials confirmed one patient had died of their injuries overnight. 54 patients were treated at Temple, 25 remained hospitalized Wednesday morning including eight patients in critical condition, chief medical officer Dr. Herbert Cushing said at a briefing. -excerpt- The derailment occurred at almost the exact...
  • Plenty of ideas would trump that $2 billion train

    05/04/2015 6:29:56 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 4-28-15 | Joe Soucheray
    As recently as 2010, the estimated cost for the Southwest Light Rail Transit line was estimated to be $1.2 billion, or about the cost of a new football stadium. Then the cost jumped to $1.7 billion because somebody spun the magic wheel. Now the cost is projected to be $2 billion. OK, $1.994 billion, but if they find an endangered earthworm or an especially exotic cattail, all bets are off and the project will shoot over $2 billion in a European minute, for the Metropolitan Council loves to keep playing Europe. The train stops are called Royalston, West Lake, Blake...
  • Storm updates: Latest tornado warnings, damage reports for metro New Orleans

    04/27/2015 10:57:10 AM PDT · by boycott · 40 replies
    NOLA.com ^ | 4-27-2015
    12:40 p.m.: Remarkable, on-the-spot video from WGNO-TV of the train falling off the track at Huey P. Long Bridge embedded below; see our report here.
  • To all that light-rail waste, add fare-skipping

    04/18/2015 11:31:21 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 21 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 4-14-15 | Joe Soucheray
    It took an agreeable 15 minutes Monday to get from the Westgate Station to the Warehouse/Hennepin Avenue station on the Green Line. There was merriment in the air all right, but not enough actual humidity to smell the green grass of Target Field. We are unseasonably dry, and a bit of moisture in the air is essential to bring about the full flowering of the baseball home opener. I watched passengers get on and off; there are seven stops between Westgate and Warehouse, or probably two too many. I don't know who paid and who didn't. Impossible to tell, really,...
  • Police arrest two suspects in MetroLink beating [St. Louis train assault]

    03/31/2015 7:58:52 AM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 25 replies
    fox2now.com (KTVI Channel 2 St. Louis) ^ | March 30, 2015 | Chris Smith
    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) Ė St. Louis police have announced arrest in connection to an assault on a MetroLink train a week ago. Police say they have taken into custody a 15-year-old male juvenile and 21-year-old male. The other male pictured in the surveillance video was identified and is no longer wanted in connection to the assault. The attack that happened a week ago showed a 43-year-old male victim being attacked by several suspects after a man in a red hat asked him what he thought about the Michael Brown case. Thatís when other suspects began to punch the man in...
  • Honduran migrants, maimed by train, protest their plight

    03/10/2015 6:45:26 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 58 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | March 10, 2015 | TRACY WILKINSON
    Some armless, others hobbling on spindly prosthetic legs, Honduran migrants came to Mexico City this week to protest their plight. Maimed in Mexico when they tried to catch a precarious train to reach the United States, they feel forgotten, ignored and with little reason to live. ďOur visa [to enter the U.S.] is our mutilation, our handicap, our lost arms and legs,Ē said Jose Luis Hernandez, 29, of Progreso, Honduras. He fell off the train, known here as La Bestia ó the Beast ó in the northern border state of Chihuahua; caught under its wheels, Hernandezís leg, left arm and...
  • Northstar Commuter Rail Ridership has Dropped, Costs Remain

    03/04/2015 5:29:27 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 15 replies
    kstp ^ | 3-3-15 | jay kolls
    New numbers show that Northstar Commuter Rail Line ridership is down and, after five years of operation, an important goal has not yet been met. Metro Transit numbers show ridership in 2014 was down 8 percent for weekday rides. In 2008, Metro Transit had a goal of removing 5,000 cars from the road by encouraging commuting on Northstar. However, only about 2,500 commuters ride during the week, which is well below the goal set seven years ago. Taxpayers paid $315 million to build the Northstar system. Approximately $15 million each of the five years it's been running for operations and...
  • Mexico raided migrant train 153 times in last year

    03/03/2015 8:12:39 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 3, 2015 8:24 PM EST
    Mexican authorities said Tuesday they staged 153 raids over the last year on a train known as ďLa BestiaĒ that rolled toward the U.S. border crowded with hundreds of Central American migrants. Following a big surge in child migrants reaching the U.S. border last year, Mexicoís government cracked down on routes commonly used by migrants to travel from Guatemala to the U.S. border. The head of the National Immigration Institute, Ardelio Vargas, said the 153 train raids were part of 758 immigration inspections over the last year. Ö
  • Video: Man, woman fall into sinkhole in train station

    02/26/2015 2:38:38 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 11 replies
    WOKV ^ | 02/23/15 | Jonathan Tully
    SEOUL ó A man and a woman were subjected to a terrifying fall, as a sinkhole suddenly opened underneath them, according to FoxCT.com. The whole incident was filmed via surveillance cameras in a Seoul train station. The couple emerge from a train, only to fall into the hole. CNN reports the hole was nearly 10 feet deep.
  • 30 injured, 2 critical, in Southern California commuter train collision with truck

    02/24/2015 8:14:41 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 24, 2015 | Fox News
    At least 30 people were injured, including two critically, Tuesday morning when a Metrolink commuter train collided with a tractor-trailer truck on the tracks in Ventura County, northwest of Los Angeles. Oxnard police Sgt. Denise Shadinger said the crash was reported at 5:44 a.m. Shadinger said the truck became fully engulfed in flames. Authorities are describing the scene as a multi-casualty incident. Details of the injuries were not immediately clear.
  • After West Virginia Oil Train Derailment, Sign Keystone Bill

    02/19/2015 11:08:19 AM PST · by raptor22 · 22 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 19, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Energy: Three million gallons of Bakken crude burning in rural West Virginia after an oil train derails in a snowstorm ought to underscore the environmental safety of replacing rail cars with the Keystone XL pipeline. One of the reasons President Obama says he'll veto the Keystone pipeline bill that, as a result of last November's GOP electoral gusher, has found its way to his desk is that it will only carry Canadian crude to foreign markets and is not worth jeopardizing the environment. Two things are wrong with that argument. The first is that Keystone XL will also bring Bakken...
  • World's Simplest Electric Train

    02/04/2015 9:48:51 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 38 replies
    SpicyTec.com ^ | Who knows?
    Look at this simple structure electric train made of just magnet,copper wire and a dry cell. Just a cool, inexpensive scientific effect that might be fun to play with.
  • 7 dead after Metro-North train collides with car

    02/03/2015 6:23:26 PM PST · by whatexit · 40 replies
    NY Post ^ | 02/03/2015 | Rebecca Harshbarger, Kirstan Conley, Larry Celona
    At least seven people were killed and 9 injured after a car collided with a Metro-North train in Westchester on Tuesday night, according to law enforcement sources. The vehicle and the front of the Harlem line train to burst into flames killing one in the car and six on the train, sources said. One of the injured was listed in very serious condition, sources said. The northbound train left Grand Central Station at 5:45 p.m., during peak commuter hours, when it struck the car, which was on the train tracks, an hour later in Valhalla, according to officials. Authorities say...
  • California bullet train agency damaged habitat of endangered fox

    02/03/2015 9:09:52 PM PST · by george76 · 19 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Feb. 2, 2015 | Ralph Vartabedian
    Even before it begins significant construction on the bullet train route, the California High-Speed Rail Authority has violated federal protections for the endangered San Joaquin kit fox in the Central Valley, federal regulators said in a letter last week. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said the authority had set up a nine-acre construction yard outside the approved footprint for the project, affecting habitat and resulting in the destruction of a kit fox den. n a Jan. 26 letter, the service said the rail agency, along with the Federal Railroad Administration and its contractors, had failed to comply with the...
  • Police: Knife-wielding assailant injures two cops at Wilmington train station

    01/22/2015 11:08:44 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    Boston Metro ^ | January 22, 2015
    Two police officers in Wilmington were injured while trying to catch and arrest a knife-wielding 28-year-old Maynard man who had threatened people at a commuter rail station Wednesday. Authorities say Seth Mather, used a knife to threaten two people near the Main Street train station around 3:40 p.m. The people, who werenít identified by police, locked themselves in their cars while Mather yelled at them, police said. Mather allegedly slashed two tires. He eventually ran off, jumping off a train platform as police chased him. Officer Louis Martigetti slipped on the icy platform during the chase, injuring himself.
  • At least 10 killed when Texas prison bus hit by train: reports

    01/14/2015 9:15:17 AM PST · by bgill · 42 replies
    yahoo ^ | Jan. 14, 2015 | Reuters
    A Texas prison bus carrying 15 people veered off a road and was hit by train on Wednesday, prison officials said, with local media saying at least 10 people were killed in the accident. The bus with 12 inmates and three corrections officers was traveling from Abilene to El Paso when it skidded off a highway and ended up on railroad tracks, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice said based on preliminary reports. The accident took place near the western Texas city of Odessa.
  • One dead, two critical and 82 hurt as DC Metro fills with smoke from huge electrical

    01/13/2015 3:25:55 AM PST · by nuconvert · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Jan. 12, 2015
    One dead, two critical and 82 hurt as DC Metro fills with smoke from huge electrical fault: Terrified passengers lie in the dark for an HOUR before help arrives - as announcers tell them to 'stay calm' *Passengers described being stuck inside a pitch-black train for 40 minutes with some lying down to avoid the smoke *One female passenger was reportedly taken to hospital after paramedics found her unresponsive. She later died *Two other passengers are said to be in a critical condition at George Washington Hospital *A firefighter was also hurt during the evacuation and was transported to hospital....
  • Police say multiple people stabbed on Amtrak train in Niles; 1 arrested

    12/05/2014 6:21:40 PM PST · by VanShuyten · 68 replies
    WSBT TVS 22 CBS ^ | 12/5/2014 | Jessica Schliska
    Police confirm to CBS News multiple people have been stabbed Friday evening on an Amtrak train in Niles. dispatchers say the call came in around 7:00 p.m. for reports of multiple people stabbed at the station near N 6th Street and Pokagon Street in Niles. Police confirm to CBS News one person has been arrested. The conditions of those injured are unknown.
  • Watch (still exempt) Debbie Wasserman Schultz Turn Into a Train Wreck...

    10/26/2014 4:47:07 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/24/14
    **SNIP** ďBut what competitive Senate races is the president campaigning in?Ē Heilemman asked. ďIs there one?Ē ďThere are races that the president is campaigning in around the country, and heís also governing,Ē Wasserman Schultz said. ďHeís doing his job and heís also spent time recording robo calls, and doing radio spots, and making sure that our GOTV focus is aggressive as possible.Ē
  • Routes for proposed Houston-Dallas bullet trains unveiled

    10/23/2014 6:06:57 AM PDT · by thackney · 64 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | October 20, 2014 | Dug Begley
    Observers have long known that only a few options were available for the route of the privately funded high-speed train line between Houston and Dallas. Now a firmer picture of where the trains might run is emerging. (Photo courtesy of JR Central) (Photo courtesy of JR Central) As part of the federally required process to evaluate the line, the Federal Railroad Administration and Texas Department of Transportation released maps of the nine routes they are considering and the two chosen for deeper evaluation. The lines that didnít make the final cut seem to be a bit longer, or else have...
  • Met Council board not big transit riders, survey finds

    10/21/2014 5:13:51 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 4 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 10-20-14 | Eric Roper
    Most members of the Metropolitan Council rarely use the public transportation system they are in charge of overseeing, based on transit pass usage and a Star Tribune survey of the 17-member body. Met Council members receive a free transit pass as part of their appointments to the board. Information obtained through an open records request shows that 10 of those passes were never used in the past year. Five council members swiped their cards between 10 and 21 times, while just two registered more than 70 rides. By comparison, a full year of two-way weekday commutes would rack up closer...
  • Obamaís $11 Billion High Speed Rail to Nowhere

    08/08/2014 5:26:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 08/08/2014 | By Brianna Ehley
    The Obama administration has spent almost $11 billion to build a high-speed rail system that doesnít seem to be going anywhere. Since 2009, the president has been pushing for the United States to have a bullet-train-like system similar to those found in Europe and Asia, but a combination of setbacks and dwindling support from states and Congress has slowed the project to a halt, The New York Times first reported. Just last month, Congress rejected the administrationís request for an additional $10 billion for high-speed rail and last year, three governors canceled their federal funding for the projectsódeeming them too...