WILMINGTON, Mass. (AP) — Investigators are focusing on human as error as the likely reason a train struck a car at a crossing in Massachusetts late last week, killing the 68-year-old driver.
Roberta Sausville was killed Friday when her vehicle was struck in Wilmington by a Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority commuter train, authorities said.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee transportation officials are launching a plan to use all available staff to patch potholes carved out by back-to-back winter storms.
The state Department of Transportation said crews will be patching the potholes over the coming days and weeks, weather permitting.
FULSHEAR, Texas (AP) — The location and altitude of a powered paraglider were not on an air traffic controller’s radar display when a small plane was placed on a collision course with it near Houston, federal investigators said Friday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States moved Friday to block 44 flights to the U.S. by Chinese airlines in retaliation for China forcing the cancellation of flights by U.S. airlines.
The Transportation Department order affecting four Chinese airlines is the latest development in a long-running dispute over COVID-19 restrictions.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. crash investigators are urging the Federal Aviation Administration to require private planes to be equipped with carbon monoxide detectors, citing deadly crashes that were attributed to poisoning by the odorless gas.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board on Thursday released its preliminary report on last month’s fatal crash of a small plane in southern Arizona, but it doesn’t list a possible cause.
WASHINGTON (AP) — With traffic fatalities spiking higher, the nation’s top safety investigator says a widely cited government statistic that 94% of serious crashes are solely due to driver error is misleading and that the Transportation Department should stop using it.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Transportation Security Administration officers seized 106 guns at Raleigh-Durham International Airport in 2021, nearly double the number they seized at the airport in the previous year, a news release said.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — People who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 were banned from riding public transport in the Philippine capital region Monday in a desperate move that has sparked protests from labor and human rights groups.
STONINGTON, Conn. (AP) — It’s been compared to the sound of a pod of humpback whales, or the soundtrack from a horror movie.
The unusual noises on a stretch of Interstate 95 in southeastern Connecticut have gotten it dubbed “the singing road" or “the singing highway,” and it has motorists perplexed.
ATLANTA (AP) — Jeffrey Parker, who led the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority during a time of expansion and then during the pandemic when public transportation ridership plummeted, has died, the agency announced.
WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) — An Amtrak conductor was killed Saturday after falling from a train at a station in Westerly, police said.
The conductor is believed to have fallen off the train as it was leaving the station, WJAR-TV reported.
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — A pilot and passenger are presumed dead after the crash Friday of a helicopter in a south Louisiana marsh, a local government official said.
The sheriff's office in coastal Lafourche Parish got a call from a witness who saw the aircraft going down about 10:15 a.m.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A stretch of Interstate 70 westbound into Kansas City that closed after a fire under a bridge killed a homeless person will likely be closed until Monday, state transportation officials said.
UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) — A man at the scene of a medical helicopter crash outside Philadelphia this week told a dispatcher he was most concerned about the infant girl who survived, but that the pilot was the only passenger not alert after the wreck, according to a 911 call excerpt released Thursday.
ATLANTA (AP) — Delta Air Lines said Wednesday it will extend through 2023 the window for customers to rebook credits earned when they purchased but then canceled flights during the pandemic.
Before the announcement, Delta flight credits were set to expire at the end of 2022.
UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) — Federal investigators pored over the wreckage of a medical helicopter a day after it crash-landed without loss of life next to a church in a residential area of suburban Philadelphia, somehow avoiding a web of power lines and buildings.
SHOW LOW, Ariz. (AP) — A single-engine plane that crashed Dec. 22 near a rural Arizona airport, killing the pilot and his passenger, had just aborted an approach because of proximity to another small plane that was already inbound, federal investigators say.
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s subways and commuter rails are getting a $6 billion chunk of federal COVID-19 relief funds.
Sen. Chuck Schumer announced Wednesday the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has received the money as part of more than $14.5 billion in overall federal relief aid.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal appeals court has found that Oklahoma’s law creating a 10-minute limit on trains blocking city streets violates the federal government’s authority.
“Exclusive jurisdiction over transportation by rail carriers and the operation of tracks or facilities, including side tracks” rests with the federal Surface Transportation Board under the Interstate Commerce Commission Termination Act, according to Tuesday's ruling by the 10th U.S.