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Train derailment caused $2.2 million damage

WASHINGTON — Transportation officials say a train derailment in Maryland that resulted in the death of two young women caused $2.2 million in damage. The National Transportation Safety Board, which is investigating the accident, released a preliminary one-page report Wednesday. ...

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Investigators looking into Ellicott City train derailment

ELLICOTT CITY — Investigators were checking videos, track conditions and maintenance records Wednesday to find the cause of a deadly train derailment in Maryland and figure out if two young women sitting on a railroad bridge over the town’s main ...

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CSX train derails in Ellicott City, kills 2 college students

ELLICOTT CITY — A train hauling coal derailed on a bridge in this city’s historic district, killing two college students who had been drinking together and hanging out on the tracks. Nearly two dozen railroad cars flipped over, including some ...

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FAA to bar operation that led to close call

WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration will bar airports nationwide from using a traffic-reversing operation that led to a close call last week at an airport near the nation’s capital. No commercial airports will be able to use the maneuver, ...

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Officials to discuss new subway safety standards

HYATTSVILLE — The U.S. Transportation Department will have the power to withhold grant money to urban transit systems that don’t make safety improvements under a law signed this month by President Barack Obama. Lawmakers and transportation officials gathered Monday to ...

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FAA issue rules to prevent tired airline pilots

WASHINGTON — Rules aimed at preventing airline pilots from flying while dangerously fatigued were issued Wednesday by the Federal Aviation Administration, a move safety advocates have been urging for more than two decades. The rules update current pilot work schedule ...

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