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  • California bullet train project on track to blow through billions of more dollars

    08/31/2018 12:22:48 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 51 replies
    FOX News ^ | 08/31/2018 | By Barnini Chakraborty
    California's biggest boondoggle just broke the bank. Not only is the massive high-speed rail project 11 years behind schedule and billions in the red, managers are now saying they will need to ramp up spending to hit a 2033 deadline. California’s money pit cost taxpayers $3.1 million a day last year. But that’s small potatoes compared to what they’ll have to shell out over the next four if they want to meet their deadline and budget, estimated most recently at $100 billion in a report last month by the New York Times. The California High Speed Rail Authority will have...
  • More software issues lead to return of flaggers along RTD A Line ( Denver )

    08/28/2018 8:10:08 AM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Ch 2 news ^ | AUGUST 28, 2018 | EVAN KRUEGEL,
    DENVER -- Flaggers have returned to some crossings along the RTD A Line between Union Station and Denver International Airport. In June, the flaggers were removed, but they have returned as RTD tries to figure out a software problem that was discovered on a number of rail lines in the area. The flaggers have returned to the York, Steele, and Holly street crossings, a move that signifies RTD believes the automated gates are still not safe enough to operate without on-site supervision. ... RTD is only saying its contractor, Denver Transit Partners, is doing some updating and testing of the...
  • Train-loving toddler, 3, killed by freight train after he and his two-year-old sister sneaked...

    08/08/2018 11:06:41 AM PDT · by Morgana · 41 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | August 8, 2018 | DM reporter
    FULL TITLE: Train-loving toddler, 3, killed by freight train after he and his two-year-old sister sneaked away from home and went to the railroad tracks An Indiana family has been left devastated after their three-year-old son and his two-year-old sister were hit by a freight train after sneaking out of their home. Caleb Wilson was killed on impact when he was struck by the train around 9.30am on Tuesday. His sister Ellie was hospitalized in critical condition. The children's parents have been identified as Kelsey Benson and Jacob Wilson. Family members said Caleb adored trains and that Ellie adored her...
  • Chaotic Pittsburgh freight train derailment blocks light rail tracks

    08/06/2018 5:59:17 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 1 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 5, 2018 | Frank Miles
    A freight train derailed in Pittsburgh Sunday, officials said, uprooting seven rail cars and sending shipping containers tumbling down a hillside onto light rail tracks below. No injuries have been reported, authorities said, and no hazardous materials were involved. Norfolk Southern spokesman Jim Glass said the westbound train heading from northern New Jersey to Chicago consisted of three locomotives and 57 loaded intermodal rail cars, and was 7,687 feet long and weighed 4,838 tons. Such trains primarily carry consumer goods such as appliances, clothes, electronics and food, he said. The cause of the derailment was under investigation. Glass said the...
  • The Amazing Psychology of Japanese Train Stations

    05/28/2018 5:21:09 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 50 replies
    citylab ^ | 22 May 2018 | ALLAN RICHARZ
    ... Japanese rail system occasionally becomes the focus of international headlines—as on May 11, when West Japan Railways issued a florid apology after one of its commuter trains left the station 25 seconds early.... The orderliness of society is taken as a given—Japanese commuters know how to queue on an escalator and can easily navigate the confusing, but wide-open, spaces of Tokyo’s rail stations without assistance. This allows rail operators to instead focus on deeper psychological manipulation. Operating on the theory that exposure to blue light has a calming effect on one’s mood, rail stations in Japan began installing these...
  • Runaway train with 1,000 passengers rolls for miles in India

    04/09/2018 5:40:51 AM PDT · by BeadCounter · 59 replies
    CNN ^ | March 9, 2018 | Huizhong Wu
    A disaster was narrowly averted in eastern India Saturday after a runaway train carrying up to 1,000 passengers rolled with speed for several miles before being brought to an emergency stop by railway staff. Video on social media shows the train, which was traveling from the western state of Gujarat to Odisha state in the east, speeding past stations as onlookers and passengers scream helplessly. The train was eventually stopped after railway workers placed wooden wedges on the tracks, bringing it to a crunching halt.
  • NTSB releases preliminary report on Virginia train crash involving Congress members

    02/21/2018 11:35:17 AM PST · by csvset · 83 replies
    WTKR ^ | 21 Feb 2018 | Staff
    CROZET, Va. – A train carrying dozens of Republican members of Congress, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, to their legislative retreat in West Virginia hit a truck on January 31, 2017 leaving one person dead. Wednesday the National Transportation Safety Board released a preliminary investigation into the crash. They said around 11:15 a.m., a 2018 Freightliner truck equipped with a McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing refuse body was traveling southbound on Lanetown Road in Albemarle County near Crozet, Virginia. The refuse truck, operated by Time Disposal LLC, had a 30-year-old driver and two passengers as it drove towards a highway–railroad grade...
  • Bullet train sparks fight as old as Texas: progress v tradition

    02/18/2018 8:33:31 AM PST · by Elderberry · 39 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 2/16/2018 | Dug Begley
    William Shelton will not let go of the past, even if it is in the way of someone else's future. He has spent more than five years rebuilding his family's ancestral home, board by board, and has no intention of leaving it or the 250-acre farm that has been in his family since 1851. Two years ago, surveyors started showing up, wanting a clear idea of his property lines for Texas Central Railway, the company behind plans for a 200-mph "bullet train" connecting Houston to Dallas. The proposed route would go through Shelton's farm. "I guarantee I will be restoring...
  • Amtrak train breaks apart at 125 mph [MD]

    02/06/2018 10:52:56 AM PST · by Red Badger · 101 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 02/06/2018 | By Danielle Furfaro
    <p>A high-speed Amtrak train bound for Penn Station broke apart as it was cruising through Maryland on Tuesday, sources told The Post. Modal Trigger A high-speed Amtrak train bound for Penn Station broke apart as it was moving at top speed through Maryland.</p>
  • No way to run a railroad: Three fatal AMTRAK crashes in 49 days

    02/04/2018 8:14:01 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4 FEB 2018 | Thomas Lifson
    It would appear that something is seriously wrong with the way passenger rail is operating in the United States under the federal corporation AMTRAK. This crash is the third fatal AMTRAK crash since the AMTRAK Cascades train derailed in Washington State at the cost of 3 lives and 62 passenger injuries only 49 days ago. ...I did a quick and dirty calculation of the ratio of crashes to total passengers carried. AMTRAK carried 31.3 million passengers in 2016, while Japan’s railways carried 7.589 billion in 2014, the closest date I could find quickly, or 242 times more passengers. If Japan’s...
  • Amtrak passenger train collides with freight train in SC, injuries reported

    02/04/2018 2:37:21 AM PST · by LiveFreeOrDie2001 · 100 replies
    ABC ^ | 2/4/2018 | ABC
    An Amtrak passenger train collided with a freight train in South Carolina early Sunday morning, causing injuries, the national passenger railroad service said. Amtrak said in a statement, "Amtrak Train 91, operating between New York and Miami, came in contact with a CSX freight train at around 2:35 am in Cayce, South Carolina." The statement continued, "The lead engine derailed, as well as some passenger cars. There were 8 crew members and approximately 139 passengers, with injuries reported. Local authorities are on the scene responding. More information will be provided as available."
  • Train Derailment – No Accident – Release The Memo!

    02/01/2018 3:10:24 PM PST · by davikkm · 95 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    Dr. Jerome Corsi asks, “with all roads closed for security reasons, how did DUMP TRUCK get there? QAnon had said “warning False Flag MONDAY.” If you read the following document from Dr. Corsi, you will understand what QAnon said. https://www.scribd.com/document/370425505/Qanon-Decode-Multiple-Posts-Mon-Tues-Jan-29-30-Vers-15-0-Narrative-Shifts-completed-Jan-31-2018-JEROME-CORSI I have told you I am not one who goes and reads what QAnon posts, but most of those on YouTube do. Dr. Jerome Corsi believes in Q and follows him. I respect Dr. Corsi, and I admit I am starting to listen to what he is saying.
  • Correction: GOP Train Accident story

    01/31/2018 11:24:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    AP News via Townhall.com ^ | February 1, 2018 | AP News
    CROZET, Va. (AP) — In a story Jan. 31 about a fatal train crash carrying dozens of Republican members of Congress, The Associated Press, relying on information from a congressman at the scene, misidentified who was killed in the pickup truck. It was a passenger who died, not the driver. A corrected version of the story is below: Train carrying GOP lawmakers strikes trash truck; 1 killed A train carrying dozens of Republican members of Congress to a policy retreat has slammed into a garbage truck in rural Virginia By ALAN FRAM and HEIDI BROWN Associated Press CROZET, Va. (AP)...
  • BREAKING: Train Carrying Lawmakers to GOP Retreat Collides With a Dump Truck;

    01/31/2018 9:27:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 31, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    UPDATE: Local news reports there has been at least one fatality and another in critical condition. NOW: Amtrak train collides with garbage truck in Crozet. Nurse on scene reports at least one fatality and at least one in critical condition. NBC29 is on scene and will bring you more details as we get them. pic.twitter.com/eU0uYL0JQx— NBC29 (@NBC29) January 31, 2018 ***Original Post***The annual Republican retreat is set to take place Wednesday in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. However, there appears to have been an accident as the lawmakers were en route. NEWS: Per a GOP aide (via a member on...
  • UPDATE: White House confirms one fatality, says no lawmakers seriously hurt in train crash

    01/31/2018 10:03:28 AM PST · by Morgana · 122 replies
    WSAZ ^ | Jan 31, 2018 | WSAZ
    The White House is confirming one fatality and one serious injury after a chartered train carrying Republican lawmakers to a retreat in West Virginia hit a garbage truck. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says there are no serious injuries among members of Congress or congressional staff. Sanders says President Donald Trump has been fully briefed on the matter and is receiving regular updates. The train carrying the lawmakers hit a garbage truck south of Charlottesville, Virginia. Lawmakers are heading to their annual legislative retreat at the Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.
  • Suspicious – Train Carrying GOP To Greenbriar Crashes With Truck Sitting On Tracks – Driver Dead.

    01/31/2018 10:27:06 AM PST · by davikkm · 102 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    President Trump was supposed to be on this Amtrack train to Greenbriar, but for some reason he was not. The train was headed to the Greenbriar in Virginia for a retreat on Republican strategy. I find this very suspicious. The truck was sitting on the tracks, and now the driver is deceased. Most are tweeting they are ok, but there were some injured. This happened outside Charlottesville, Virginia. The person in the truck has been pronounced dead. Senator Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) who was on the train assisted those injured. Two others from the truck were injured.
  • A Weekly Dose of President Trump - Trump Family Train (1/29/18 to 2/4/18)

    01/29/2018 12:07:42 PM PST · by DollyCali · 2,640 replies
    FRiends and Deplorables | 28 January 2018 | DollyCali
    The State of the UnionConfefe baby Confefe Welcome all you deplorables to this week's edition of the Dose! This is EVERYTHING TRUMP. Administration, family, frustrations, joys, winning! We welcome your research, your commentary, your personal OT sharing and your presence. Even if you do not share a lot, just check in and say hi. Lurkers are welcome.
  • Miami-Dade transit takes worst plunge in use ever

    01/04/2018 4:14:02 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Miami-Dade’s beleaguered transit system took its worst plunge in use ever in the past fiscal year, new figures reveal. Ridership among all four transit modes declined a combined 9.6% as almost one in every 10 riders disappeared. ....just as the county is promoting plans for six new legs of mass transit in its multi-billion-dollar Smart plan....
  • CNN: ‘Thomas the Tank Engine’ and ‘Paw Patrol’ Are ‘Fascist Cartoons’

    12/23/2017 5:42:09 AM PST · by KC_Lion · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Dec 2017 | CHARLIE NASH
    CNN called Thomas the Tank Engine and Paw Patrol “fascist cartoons” in an article on Friday, days before children around the globe will find toys from the popular shows under the Christmas tree. In the article, titled “Why kids love ‘fascist’ cartoons like ‘Paw Patrol’ and ‘Thomas,'” CNN contributor Elissa Strauss claimed children are “drawn to worlds in which identities are fixed, order trumps imagination and transgressions are met with routine punishment.” “This clash between what parents desire for their children and what children desire for themselves is most easily observable in cartoon preferences. So often, the more parents dislike...
  • 'Injuries and casualties' reported in Amtrak train derailment near Lacey

    12/18/2017 9:12:29 AM PST · by JME_FAN · 174 replies
    King 5 News ^ | 12-18-2017 | Jimmy Bernhard
    A high-speed Amtrak train derailed onto Interstate 5 between Tacoma and Olympia Monday. Casualties and injuries are reported. Drivers are being told to avoid the area and expect alternate routes to be backed up.