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  • US senator: Metro-North fined $552,000 past decade

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Metro-North, the nation's second-largest commuter railroad, has been fined $552,000 over the past decade for safety violations and defects, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Friday. The Connecticut Democrat announced the fines for 139 violations since 2004 in his...

  • Ferry captain arrested in South Korea disaster

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A prosecutor says the captain of the South Korean ferry that sank two days ago has been arrested. Senior prosecutor Yang Jung-jin says 68-year-old Lee Joon-seok and the crew members were detained early Saturday. The ship, the Sewol, sank Wednesday, leaving hundreds...

  • Sun Valley region airport gets $18M grant

    HAILEY, Idaho (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration is awarding a small central Idaho airport that serves the resort area of Ketchum and Sun Valley an $18 million grant for construction work on safety improvements. The Idaho Mountain Express (http://bit.ly/1hQ8AMO ) reports the Friedman...

  • NTSB: Ship hit Md. CSX pier while going too fast

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board says high speed was the probable cause of a shipping accident that did more than $2 million worth of damage to a CSX Corp. coal pier in Baltimore Harbor. The agency reported on Tuesday that the 477-foot tanker, the Wawasan Ruby, was...

  • Oklahoma House's top Democrat: No time for tax cut

    The top Democrat in the Oklahoma House said Thursday that legislators shouldn't cut the state income tax this year, citing declining revenue and critical public education and transportation needs.

  • Boat capsizes in Indonesia; dozens missing, 7 dead

    KUPANG, Indonesia (AP) — A boat loaded with people in a Good Friday procession capsized in high waves off eastern Indonesia, leaving dozens of people missing and at least seven dead, police said. Rescuers and fishermen saved 30 injured people who were rushed to a hospital, local police...

  • Transcript of conversation between ferry, shore

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Following is the transcript released by the Ministry of Ocean and Fisheries of the conversation between Jeju Vessel Traffic Services Center (VTS) on Jeju Island and The Sewol, the ferry that sank on Wednesday. The original transcript is in Korean and the translation...

  • Jackson airport addressing life after Southwest

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport is delaying security checkpoint upgrades and improvements to the concourse after a downgrading of its revenue bonds by Fitch Rating Service. Fitch dropped the rating to BBB+ from A- on the heels of Southwest Airlines'...

  • Transcript shows ferry captain delayed evacuation

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Fresh questions arose about whether quicker action by the captain of a doomed ferry could have saved lives, even as rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of passengers still missing Friday and feared dead. Officials also offered a rare look at their investigations,...

  • California cross-border airport clears key hurdle

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection says it has reached an agreement with an investor group to clear the way for construction of the nation's first cross-border airport terminal connecting San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico. Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske said during a visit to...

  • BNSF outlines fertilizer shipment plan to feds

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — BNSF Railway Co. will add trains in the Dakotas, Minnesota and Montana solely for transporting fertilizer for spring crop planting, the railroad has told a federal oversight board. "Simply put, we are working to deliver high volumes of fertilizer into the marketplace as...

  • Union Pacific railroad's 1Q profit up 14 percent

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The harsh winter didn't keep Union Pacific railroad from delivering 14 percent higher quarterly profit as it hauled more agricultural, industrial and coal shipments. The Omaha, Neb., based railroad said Thursday that it generated $1.09 billion in net income, or $2.38 per...

  • Taxi app Uber faces ban in Berlin

    BERLIN (AP) — Ride-hailing app Uber could face a ban in the German capital after the head of the Berlin Taxi Association convinced a local court that the company's service breaks the law. Berlin's regional court last week ruled that the limousines Uber users can call are illegally cruising...

  • Union Pacific railroad reports 1Q profit Thursday

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific will report its first-quarter earnings Thursday and discuss how much the severe winter affected operations. Union Pacific is the second major railroad to release results this week. CSX said Tuesday that winter weather contributed to a 14 percent drop in...

  • Va. transportation plan begins road show

    CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — State transportation officials are taking their six-year, $13.1 billion draft transportation plan on the road. Their first stop Thursday is Chesapeake, followed by eight other stops across the state through May. The final plan will be adopted on June 18. The plan made...



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