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A train and a truck collided in December 2013 at a crossing in West Nyack, N.Y. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Pols In Rockland County Call For Stricter Freight Train Safety Standards

U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey, D-Westchester/Rockland, and several other elected officials called for the U.S. Department of Transportation to set stricter standards

03/17/2014

The Hudson River and the Tappan Zee Bridge, as seen from Tarrytown, Feb. 26, 2014. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Environmental Group Pushes For More Oil Freight Train Safety Measures

The derailment of a freight train pulling empty oil cars in upstate New York has raised concerns with environmental groups voicing opposition to the hauling of shale oil along the Hudson River.

02/26/2014

MTA Derailment Video

Feds Blast Metro-North, Call Recent Accidents ‘Unacceptable’

The U.S. Department of Transportation is demanding immediate safety improvements from Metro-North following the deadly train derailment in the Bronx.

12/04/2013

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx (C) meets with Conn. officials, July 22, 2013. (credit: Twitter/Gov. Dannel Malloy)

New Federal Transportation Secretary Meets With Conn. Lawmakers

Secy. Anthony Foxx said investing in the nation’s transportation system is the greatest example of what one generation can do for the next.

07/22/2013

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan (L) and U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood speaking in Kearny, N.J. April 4, 2013 (credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

New Federal Rebuilding Standards Announced In Kearny

Federal officials announced those using federal dollars for major renovations to homes or businesses will now have to follow new uniform rules.

04/04/2013

Bus crash on Interstate-95 in the Bronx on Saturday, March 12, 2011 (credit: CBS 2)

Feds: 26 Unsafe Bus Companies From NY, Other States Shut Down For Safety Violations

In what’s being called the “largest single safety crackdown” of the motor coach industry, federal officials have shut down 26 bus operations that transport more than 1,800 passengers a day along Interstate 95 from New York to Florida for safety violations.

05/31/2012

Rescue personnel work on a bus that overturned Tuesday, May 31, 2011, in Bowling Green, Va. (credit: Steve Helber/AP)

Second Man Charged In Sky Express Bus Crash Waives Extradition

A North Carolina dispatcher will be brought to Virginia to face charges stemming from a bus wreck that killed four passengers as the bus was headed to Chinatown last year.

03/02/2012

This photo provided by the Virginia State Police shows Kin Yiu Cheung, 37, of Flushing, N.Y. , the driver of a bus that crashed on Interstate 95 early Tuesday, May 31, 2011 in Caroline County, Va. (AP Photo/Virginia State Police)

Trial Delayed For Kin Yiu Cheung, Driver In Fatal Sky Express Bus Crash

Kin Yiu Cheung was driving a Sky Express operated bus headed to Chinatown from North Carolina when it swerved off the road and overturned on I-95 in Virginia on May 31.

01/26/2012

Stranded passengers at Terminal 4 at JFK Airport - Queens, NY - Dec 28, 2010 (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Foreign Airlines Now Subject To Same Rules As Domestic Carriers

New passenger protection rules have gone into effect aimed to prevent nightmare scenarios like the one many experienced at John F. Kennedy International Airport during last year’s blizzard.

08/23/2011

Federal Grants To Mean Less Congestion On NJT, LIRR And Faster Amtrak Service

The DOT has announcedthat $745 million would be going toward rail projects that will allow trains to travel up to 160 mph in some sections of the Northeast Corridor and to construction that will allow Amtrak trains to avoid a congested rail junction in part of New York City.

08/23/2011

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L.I. Dad Spearheading Charge For Mandatory Rearview Cameras In Cars

Each week, about 50 children are hit by cars while backing up, often in the owner’s driveway. Now there‚Äôs a new proposal could make rearview cameras mandatory in all vehicles.

03/23/2011