The Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. railcars credited with saving lives during a derailment in Connecticut May 17 had crush-resistant frames developed after a 1987 accident in which cars caved in, trapping people who otherwise might have lived.
Metro-North Railroad’s New Haven line will resume regular service in time for Wednesday’s morning commute, five days after a derailment in Connecticut involving 16 cars knocked out part of the busiest U.S. rail corridor and left more than 75 people injured.
Connecticut and federal authorities told commuters to make alternate plans while asking for patience as investigators examine the site of a Metro-North rush-hour train derailment that left three people critically injured.
Investigators are working in Connecticut to gather evidence from yesterday’s collision between two Metro-North Railroad commuter trains so they can restore Amtrak and other rail service between New York and Boston.
Two Metro-North Railroad commuter trains collided in Bridgeport, Connecticut, injuring dozens of people and limiting Amtrak service between New York and Boston in one of the worst U.S. passenger rail accidents since 2008.
A National Transportation Safety Board recommendation for states to lower the definition of drunken driving to a blood-alcohol reading of no more than .05 percent failed to earn immediate support from groups the board considers allies.
InsideClimateNews.org — A key piece of data related to the biggest tar sands oil spill in U.S. history has disappeared from the Environmental Protection Agency's website, adding to confusion about the size of the spill and possibly reducing the fine that the company responsible for the accident would be required to pay.