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Posted on September 16, 2009

Senate proposal would allow guns on Amtrak


WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Wednesday, the Senate voted to let passengers bring handguns in their checked baggage onto Amtrak. The proposal seeks to give riders rights similar to those of airline passengers. Opponents say Amtrak doesn’t have the security structure in place. For the full story, click here.


New transportation chief appointed to Mass.


BOSTON — On Tuesday, Gov. Deval Patrick selected Jeffrey B. Mullan to succeed James A. Aloisi Jr. as Massachusett's transportation chief. For the full story, click here.


Japan begins campaign against groping on trains

TOKYO — The National Police Agency is cracking down on Websites that provide tips on how to grope women on trains without getting caught. They will also set up a study group with railway operators to discuss other measures to take to stop gropers. For the full story, click here.





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