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Fed Ex driver dies in wreck with Amtrak train in Missouri

Feb. 07, 2023 12:59 PM EST

PLEASANT HILL, Mo. (AP) — A FedEx driver was killed early Tuesday when a truck collided with an Amtrak train, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. The collision occurred about 9:30 a.m. north of Pleasant Hill, about 37 miles (59.55 kilometers) southeast of Kansas City. ...

Car crashes, hangs over edge of parking garage

Feb. 04, 2023 16:19 PM EST

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A crash on the top of floor of a Boston area parking garage on Saturday left a car hanging precariously off the edge and injured at least one, according to firefighters. The Cambridge Fire Department in a tweet at about 2:15 p.m. said it was conducting a...

Virginia Scenic Railway showcases Blue Ridge's beauty

Feb. 04, 2023 09:07 AM EST

STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — Blue Ridge, a mountainous area in Central Virginia with rugged ridges and rounded, weathered peaks, may not always get the attention it deserves. Still, a recent tourist attraction has many climbing on board. The Valley’s newest leisure activity, Virginia...

Companies pledge millions in fed effort to stem road deaths

Feb. 03, 2023 06:34 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 50 businesses and nonprofits — including rideshare companies Uber and Lyft, industrial giant 3M and automaker Honda — are pledging millions of dollars in initiatives to stem a crisis in road fatalities under a new federal effort announced Friday. It's...

Passengers disarm gunman who killed DC employee, shot others

Feb. 01, 2023 17:16 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man “randomly” brandishing a firearm shot three people, killing one, in a Wednesday morning rampage in the nation's capital that started on a city bus and ended in a Metro tunnel after passengers attacked and disarmed him. Authorities were still piecing...

Freight car derailment in Detroit disrupts Amtrak service

Feb. 01, 2023 15:38 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Some Amtrak commuter service between Detroit and Chicago has been disrupted after freight cars derailed along tracks on Detroit's southwest side. An Amtrak spokesman said several routes were canceled through Friday, the Detroit Free Press reported Wednesday. ...

'Amtrak Joe' Biden hails plans for big East Coast tunnel fix

Jan. 30, 2023 18:51 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Greeted by the cheerful blare of a train horn, President Joe Biden stood Monday before a decrepit rail tunnel that he estimated he's been through 1,000 times — fearing for decades it might collapse. “For years, people talked about fixing this tunnel,” Biden...

France braces for major transport woes from pension strikes

Jan. 30, 2023 15:02 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — France's national rail operator is recommending that passengers stay home Tuesday to avoid strikes over pension reforms that are expected to cause major transport woes but largely spare high-speed links to Britain, Belgium and the Netherlands. Labor unions that...

Lone assailant injures 3 in Brussels subway stabbing attack

Jan. 30, 2023 14:38 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — A lone assailant wielding a knife injured three people in Brussels on Monday during a rush-hour rampage through a subway car before being detained by police in the station under the European Union’s headquarters, officials said. The Brussels prosecutor’s...

Should federal grants favor highway repair over expansion?

Jan. 29, 2023 10:39 AM EST

Arizona officials refer to a notoriously congested stretch of desert highway through tribal land as the Wild Horse Pass Corridor, a label that's less about horses than the bustling casino by the same name located just north of where the interstate constricts to four lanes. With the...