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Truck driver not guilty over fatal train crash near Cairns

Brisbane Times February 25, 2015

A truckie charged over a fatal 2008 train crash in which two men were killed in far north Queensland has been found not guilty of dangerous operation of a vehicle causing death. 55 more words

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Chappaqua, NY: 90-years-on and Federal funds sought to enable grade-separation

Some 90 years after it was first proposed, grade-separation of the intersection of Roaring Brook Road and the Metro-North Harlem Line right-of-way in Chappaqua, New Castle, is again in play. 178 more words

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Valhalla, NY: NTSB issues preliminary report

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued a preliminary report on the crash between a Metro-North passenger train and a SUV in Valhalla on February 3rd, 2015 in which five passengers and the driver of the SUV were killed. 184 more words

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Washington, DC: Senator repeats call for extra crossing safety funding

Senator Richard Blumenthal (Democrat-Connecticut), speaking after the truck-train collision in Oxnard, California, on February 24th, 2015, has again said that funding for level crossing safety improvements has to be increased. 64 more words

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Oxnard, CA: Stranded truck, driver flees, many injured

Police in Oxnard, Ventura County, have confirmed that the truck hit by a Metrolink commuter train on February 24th, 2015, was stranded across the tracks when the collision occurred. 229 more words

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The US Has 2,000 Level Crossing Accidents A Year

This is a chilling statistic, which is stated in this article on the BBC, about this morning’s train crash in California. As 250 of these accidents involve fatalities they are a major tragedy and illustrate how level crossings should be eliminated or at least made safer. 72 more words

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Kentucky, USA: Railway/Highway At-Grade Crossing Surface Management: An Overview

The Kentucky Transportation Center at the University of Kentucky has released a report that draws on data from around the United States to describe the features of a successful railway/highway at-grade crossing management programme; it emphasises the highway/trackbed structures and crossing surfaces. 134 more words

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