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Posted on June 24, 2009

Lessons learned from past rail accidents

NEW YORK — In light of the deadly rail crash that took place in Washington, D.C., on Monday, an editor at Popular Mechanics magazine looks at 10 other rail accidents and what safety lessons train operators learned from them. For the full story, click here.

 

CVS reimburses N.Y. MTA for overcharging staff

NEW YORK — CVS, the nationwide drugstore chain, has paid back nearly $1 million to N.Y. MTA, after overcharging transit workers and retirees for prescription drugs, according to transit officials. For the full story, click here.

 

Bus travel rediscovered by young

WASHINGTON
, D.C. — Intercity bus trips ranging from approximately 175 to 300 miles have regained significant popularity, in particular with tech-savvy, urban travelers age 30 and younger. For the full story, click here.

 

 

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