A drunk, middle-aged man survives after falling off an underground platform on to the train tracks in Sweden. The only witness jumped down on the track to steal the man’s valuables. Then he climbed back up on the platform and left his victim to be hit by a train. The man survived, but was seriously injured and had to amputate half his left foot. Swedish police now hope that surveillance [...]
BOSTON (CBS) – MBTA workers sprung into action on Wednesday to rescue a little girl’s close friend, who had fallen onto the tracks.
Casey and Michelle Carey-Brown’s 3-year-old daughter Roozle said her beloved stuffed animal bunny, Nummy, was nervous about riding the T.
While on their journey Wednesday, the four all rode one stop on the Orange Line from Stony Brook to Green Street. While getting off thetrain, Nummy’s worst fears were realized [...]
A lot of pictures. And stories.
A Dark Corner of America: Photographs Show Philadelphia’s Seedy, Drug-Fueled Underbelly And Its Inhabitants’ Struggle To Survive(April 27, 2012)
“It’s been described as the street of lost souls and forgotten dreams. On Philadelphia’s Kensington Avenue, the desperation is palpable. Drug addicts and prostitutes take shelter under elevated train tracks that run three miles into the far northeast of the city, in a run-down neighbourhood that has become [...]
Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding the transportation jobs bill and legislation to repeal subsidies for big oil companies raking in record profits. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery:
Tens of thousands of bridges and millions of miles of roadways across the country are in a state of disrepair.
But, rather than putting Americans to work fixing those roads and bridges – and repairing [...]
News for 11/06/2011
Alarming state report predicts $294 billion shortfall for transportation over next decade (California)
“California faces a staggering $293.8 billion shortfall over the next decade to maintain its crumbling roads, outdated freeways and cash-strapped transit agencies.
The California Transportation Commission’s first review of state transportation needs since 1999 paints a scenario through 2020 that is beyond bleak and suggests that today’s jammed and pothole-riddled roadways may one day seem like the [...]