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Stories with subject: Transportation safety
  • Ukraine bares teeth against eastern uprising 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:25 pm
  • KRAMATORSK, Ukraine - In the first Ukrainian military action against a pro-Russian uprising in the east, government forces repelled an attack Tuesday by about 30 gunmen at an airport, beginning what the president called an "anti-terrorist operation" to try to restore authority over the restive region.

  • Drivers in California crash had clean records 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 8:10 pm
  • ORLAND, California - Both drivers in the fiery Northern California crash involving a FedEx truck and bus full of students had clean driving records.

  • IDOT changes work zone signs as speed limit climbs 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 12:37 pm
  • SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois transportation officials are adding extra safety precautions to work zones around the state after the speed limit was increased to 70 mph on some highways.

  • Officials: Distracted driving major problem in NJ 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 12:31 pm
  • TRENTON, New Jersey - Driver inattention was a major contributing factor in 1.4 million crashes in New Jersey over the past decade, roughly half of the total accidents that occurred during that time.

  • Speed camera backers: Safety is 1st, revenue 2nd 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 12:19 pm
  • ALBANY, New York - State lawmakers are taking aim at lead-footed drivers in New York City and Long Island with a proposal to authorize hundreds of speed cameras in school zones, a plan touted as a way to protect pedestrians and raise money for government coffers.

  • Faster airport-screening program expands to DFW 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 6:42 pm
  • FORT WORTH, Texas - Travelers can now apply at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport for clearance to keep their shoes, belts and light jackets on while passing through security screening.

  • Faster airport-screening program expands to DFW 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 5:53 pm
  • FORT WORTH, Texas - Travelers can now apply at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport for clearance to keep their shoes, belts and light jackets on while passing through security screening.

  • Rules lag to help passengers escape crashed buses 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 5:05 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Safety standards to make large buses easier for passengers to escape after a crash have not been adopted 15 years after accident investigators called for new rules.

  • TSA: Security clearance available at Baton Rouge 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 9:55 am
  • BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The Transportation Security Administration has set up an enrollment center in Baton Rouge to help frequent air travelers get to their plane more quickly and with less hassle.

  • Safety ruling clears Philippines to add US flights 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 7:04 am
  • MANILA, Philippines - American aviation authorities cleared Philippine airlines to increase flights to the United States after safety standards improved and the European Union opened its skies to the Southeast Asian country's main budget carrier.

  • Police unveil campaign against distracted driving 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 5:07 am
  • AUGUSTA, Maine - A spokesman from the Department of Public Safety says Maine will join in nationwide efforts to reduce auto accidents that result when drivers don't pay attention to the road.

  • Police increasing patrols for distracted drivers 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 3:04 am
  • ALBANY, New York - State and local police are increasing patrols and checkpoints statewide from April 10 to 15 to encourage drivers not to use their mobile phones.

  • Louisiana editorial roundup 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 2:28 pm
  • Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers:

  • NJ Transit to conduct top-to-bottom safety review 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 2:10 pm
  • NEWARK, New Jersey - In the wake of a commuter rail crash in New York that killed four people and left dozens injured, New Jersey Transit will undergo internal and external reviews of its safety practices and procedures.

  • Crackdown on distracted driving in Washington 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 8:46 am
  • OLYMPIA, Washington - The Washington's Traffic Safety Commission says officers across the state will be cracking down on distracted driving between Thursday and next Tuesday as part of a national enforcement campaign.

  • Railroads stress safety after deaths up in 2013 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 8:04 am
  • OMAHA, Nebraska - Railroads are launching a new campaign to highlight the dangers of being near train tracks after a spike in rail deaths last year.

  • Safety work starting on NH Route 101, I-293, I-93 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 5:19 am
  • MANCHESTER, New Hampshire - The New Hampshire Department of Transportation is starting a safety improvement project in Bedford and Manchester involving the installation of median barriers to prevent vehicle crossovers along a six-mile section of Route 101, Interstate 293 and Interstate 93.

  • Ohio awards more than $570,000 for boating safety 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 5:34 am
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - The state is awarding more than $570,000 from its Waterways Safety Fund to 23 community public safety agencies.

  • Miss. House rejects texting-while-driving ban 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 3:24 pm
  • JACKSON, Mississippi - The state House says it's OK, so Mississippi drivers can text away.

  • Ex-NBA star to teach GA teens about traffic safety 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 10:08 am
  • LITHONIA, Georgia - DeKalb County District Attorney's officials say retired NBA star Shaquille O'Neal is slated to help teach teens about the dangers of drunk and distracted driving.

  • Neb. patrol pushes initiative on safe teen driving 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 5:12 pm
  • LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska officials are ramping up their efforts to encourage safe driving from teenagers.

  • Rhode Island gets almost $1.5M for highway safety 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 3:04 am
  • PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Rhode Island congressmen say the state is receiving almost $1.5 million in federal grants to improve highway safety.

  • Lawmakers push campaign to curb distracted driving 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 6:26 pm
  • DES MOINES, Iowa - Lawmakers in the Iowa Senate have taken a new route to address distracted driving across the state.

  • New Hampshire debates cellphone ban while driving 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 5:10 pm
  • CONCORD, New Hampshire - Hand-held cellphone use should be treated like driving drunk and should be banned in New Hampshire to save lives, safety officials and others told a Senate panel Tuesday.

  • Airlines urge more security, passenger checks 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 1:14 pm
  • PERTH, Australia - The Malaysian airliner's disappearance underscores the need for improvements in security, both in tracking aircraft and in screening passengers, the International Air Transport Association said Tuesday.