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Posted on July 22, 2009

Rail crash safeguards not always used

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The automatic control intended to stop a train if the driver blacks out is sometimes turned off by operators, who feel pressured to improve on-time performance in order to speed loading and unloading. For the full story, click here.

 

Foreign rail firms looking to stimulus

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Companies overseas are pursuing any opportunities available in the $8 billion set aside for high-speed rail. For the full story, click here.

 

Motorcoach from 1937 rescued, renovated

SEATTLE — After finding an old motorcoach in an abandoned field, two area residents who remembered it from their childhood bringing tourists up to Mount Rainier, spent $60 thousand to revamp the 1937 Kenworth Touring Motor Coach. For the full story, click here.

 

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