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  • Fears rise for missing in SKorea ferry sinking

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Strong currents, rain and bad visibility hampered an increasingly anxious search Thursday for 287 passengers still missing a day after their ferry flipped onto its side and sank in cold waters off the southern coast of South Korea. Nine people, including five...

  • Freight train industry to miss safety deadline

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Only one-fifth of its track will be equipped with mandatory safety technology to prevent the most catastrophic kinds of collisions and derailments by the deadline set by Congress, the freight railroad industry said Wednesday. The Association of American Railroads said in a...

  • Metro Silver Line project director resigns

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The head of the beleaguered $3 billion project to extend Metro's Silver Line through Tysons Corner is resigning. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority announced Wednesday that project director Pat Nowakowski is leaving next month to take a job at another transit...

  • Va. transportation plan makes debut Wednesday

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's six-year transportation plan totals $13.1 billion, with $9.9 billion earmarked for highway construction. The Commonwealth Transportation Board released the plan Wednesday at a meeting in Richmond. It allocates funding for essential highway, bridge, rail and...

  • CSX railroad expects modest 2014 profit growth

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — CSX railroad expects to deliver modest profit growth this year, but the impact of the severe winter will linger into the second quarter. Officials with the railroad said on a conference call Wednesday that the improving economy and stronger domestic utility demand for coal...

  • Federal Highway Trust Fund is nearly broke; DOT chief wants Congress' help

    On the road in a tour bus this week, the U.S. transportation secretary is spreading some bad news: The government's Highway Trust Fund is nearly broke.

  • D.C. Drivers Must Get New Licenses

    City officials say All 540,000 holders of D.C. driver’s licenses and other official ID cards will have to have them updated at local DMV offices to qualify for a new Real ID license approved by the...

  • Passenger train derails in northern India; 42 hurt

    GAUHATI, India (AP) — A passenger train derailed in northeastern India early Wednesday, and dozens of passengers suffered mostly minor injuries. The engine and nine of the train's 13 coaches jumped the track near the Jagiroad station, about 140 kilometers (85 miles) east of Gauhati, the...

  • Metro resumes weekend work after 4-week break

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After a four-week break for cherry blossom season, Metro is back to doing weekend work again. Metro says that beginning Friday at 10 p.m. and continuing through Sunday, free shuttle buses will replace trains on portions of the orange and blue lines. On the orange line,...

  • 2 dead after ferry sinks off South Korean coast

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — More than 100 people were still unaccounted Wednesday several hours after a ferry carrying 476, most of them high school students, sank in cold waters off South Korea's southern coast, killing at least two and injuring 14, officials said. There were fears of a big...

  • 751-foot ship grounded in Chesapeake Bay

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A large ship has gone aground in the lower Chesapeake Bay and the Coast Guard says it has received reports of other ships dragging anchor due to high winds. Petty Officer First Class Brandyn Hill said the 751-foot vessel ended up in 15 feet of water Tuesday night but was...

  • Rail companies to report fertilizer delivery plans

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A federal oversight board told Canadian Pacific Railway and BNSF Railway that they have until Friday to report their plans to ensure delivery of fertilizer shipments for spring planting of U.S. crops. The Surface Transportation Board's decision Tuesday comes in response to...

  • State TV: 48 die in bus and truck accident in Togo

    LOME, Togo (AP) — State television in Togo says that 48 people died when a bus and truck collided on a road north of the West African country's capital. A government statement read out on state TV Tuesday night said the dead included 15 people from Burkina Faso and a Nigerian. Another 15...

  • OSHA fines Port of Portland terminal operator

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The company that operates the Port of Portland's container terminal has been fined $18,360 following a safety inspection by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Documents show the federal agency levied the penalty last week after a routine inspection of the...

  • CSX 1Q profit falls 14 pct as weather slows rails

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Harsh winter weather slowed CSX railroad and contributed to a 14 percent drop in first-quarter profit, even as freight volume grew modestly. On Tuesday, the railroad based in Jacksonville, Fla., reported net income of $398 million, or 40 cents per share, in the quarter...



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