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The Hartford CourantAlong busy Flatbush Avenue in West Hartford or at the East and Allen Street intersection in New Britain, the message couldn't be much more dramatic: Towering new bridges announce that the busway is arriving swiftly. Engineers estimate they're about 35...
Tribune reporterMetra's SouthWest Line trains are on the move again through the Fuller Park neighborhood where a freight train derailed this morning, but delays of up to 90 minutes plagued the evening rush hour, according to Metra. “We want commuters to know...
Overpasses have been built in recent years at two of the Chicago area's most notoriously blocked rail/highway crossings, lifting delays for thousands of vehicles a day. And work is underway to untangle four other bottlenecks. That's the good news. The...
The worn-out railroad crossing on Race Track Road in Pompano Beach has been called many things, but smooth is not one of them. Instead, motorists use "washboard" and "bone rattler" to describe the experience of bouncing over the rails, which they have...
The Hartford CourantU.S. Rep Bill Shuster, R-Pa., House chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, met with Amtrak's brass in New York last Friday, and then hopped on an Amtrak train for Hartford. Fellow Rep. John Larson and state Department of...
Father’s Day concert The Somerset County Community Band annual Father’s Day Concert at 5 p.m., June 16 on the lawn stage of the Philip Dressler Center in Somerset. There will be free ice cream sundaes. 814-443-3055. Strawberry Festival Mt....
Tags: Holidays, Steaks, Highway Transportation, Lobbying, Museums
MONON, Ind. (AP) — An Amtrak train traveling from Indianapolis to Chicago on Wednesday collided with a farm tractor hauling a tank of anhydrous ammonia across a northern Indiana rail crossing, injuring two people, officials said. White County...
The Hartford CourantThe department of transportation plans overnight work on the bridge over New Britain Avenue beginning at 9 p.m. on Sunday, June 16. Lane closures will affect the area between New Park Avenue and South Street, according to an email bulletin from the DOT....
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An Amtrak train heading from Indianapolis to Chicago hit a tractor in central Indiana, requiring passengers take buses to their destination, injuring the train engineer and the tractor driver officials said. The engineer on the train was examined at a...
Tags: Science and Technology
MONON, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana sheriff says an Amtrak train carrying 89 passengers from Indianapolis to Chicago collided with a tractor hauling a tank of anhydrous ammonia, injuring two people. White County Sheriff Patrick Shafer says the...
Q: Where can I learn more about quiet zones to silence train horns on the Florida East Coast Railway in downtown West Palm Beach? Shelagh Dufault, West Palm Beach A: Local governments in Palm Beach County are expected to team up to apply to the...
The Hartford CourantIn a time of economic sluggishness and calls for belt-tightening in both state and federal budgets, some in Connecticut's Congressional delegation insist that the right answer is to spend more, particularly on roads, bridges, railways and other projects...
Jun 16, 2013 |Story| Hartford Courant
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Jun 12, 2013 |Column| Hartford Courant
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Jun 9, 2013 |Column| South Florida Sun-Sentinel
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