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Rick Shapiro

FMCSA Makes Bus Inspection and Repair A Top Priority

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has noted with increasing concern the last several years that there have been a high number of commercial bus accidents with fatalities. That is why the FMCSA announced recently that it is making […]

Randy Appleton

17 People Hurt in Maryland Bus Crash

At least 17 people were hurt during a bus crash in Anne Arundel County MD  last night.  The Anne Arundel County Fire Department reported that a Regional Transit Authority bus hit a Toyota Corolla at Dorsey and Shipley roads at […]

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Delaware Family Sues Amtrak for Wrongful Death

The family of an Amtrak worker who was killed in a train crash near Chester PA on April 3 has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the rail company. The 61 year-old man was one of two men who died […]

Rick Shapiro

Washington DC Metro System Plagued with Problems

Anyone who lives in the Washington DC area knows that the last few years have not been a good time for Metro. The DC area subway system, started in the mid 1970s and once considered a great public transportation success, […]

Randy Appleton

Railroad Track Accidents – Understanding Your Legal Rights

Time and again, we read about someone on, or near, railroad tracks getting hit and killed by a train. The moment an awful incident occurs on a railroad track, understand that the railroad company owning those tracks goes into liability-protection […]

Rick Shapiro

Railroad Accidents Up, Despite Industry Claims

The tragic derailment of an Amtrak train makes five train accidents so far this year. The Association of American Railroads has boasted that 2014 was “the safest year on record for the railroad industry.” But that claim is under scrutiny and […]

Patrick Austin

VA Sen. Warner Says US Rail Agency ‘Bailed’ on His Train Safety Meeting

Sen. Mark Warner, (D-VA), is telling federal regulators and the oil and rail industries that there must be action to reduce public risk from trains carrying hundreds of thousands of gallons of crude oil. Warner held a safety forum on […]

Rick Shapiro

Rail Workers’ Health Problems Increasingly Cited as Accident Causes

Sometimes years-long investigations by federal, state, local and company officials follow any accident involving a train. Regardless of whether the rail mishap was a derailment, collision, cargo spill, fire or explosion, hundreds of experts devote thousands of hours to determining […]

Patrick Austin

Virginia Senators Seek Tougher Regulations for Crude Oil Trains

The US senators in Virginia are asking for more regulations of railroad shipments of crude oil, as well as more efficient communication with local first responders this week, after a CSX train derailed last week in Lynchburg. Three oil tanker […]

Patrick Austin

Rail Agencies Adopting Smoking Policies to Cover E-Cigarettes

FDA has not yet attempted to control the use and sale of electronic cigarettes, but many transit agencies around the US are getting ahead of the game. They are starting to adopt regulatory policies that treat e-cigarettes the same as […]