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Category: Multi-Modal Transportation :: Rail
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RTD: Speed caused Aurora derailment that severed woman’s leg; operator fired 16.2.2019 Denver Post: Local
The Regional Transportation District has fired the operator of a light rail train that derailed in Aurora last month -- ejecting and severely injuring a passenger -- after determining the train was going too fast as it approached a curve.
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The lie that spawned California's bullet train: Private investors would be eager to fund it 15.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

To the editor: I could not believe your editorial chiding Gov. Gavin Newsom for scaling back the bullet train.

If the voters had carefully read Proposition 1A before authorizing it in 2008, it never would have been approved. The initiative was based on a lie that construction and operation would...

Elon Musk’s Boring Co. talked with New York about building transit tunnels 15.2.2019 LA Times: Business Inc. isn’t the only tech-related company having a hard time in New York this year. Elon Musk’s Boring Co. at one point talked with New York City-area officials about connecting John F. Kennedy International Airport with Manhattan directly via tunnel, a route long considered a kind of...

Fiery truck explosion temporarily closed eastbound I-70 at Genesee 14.2.2019 Denver Post: Local
Eastbound Interstate 70 is closed near Genesee after a semi-tractor-trailer burst into flames Thursday morning during rush hour.
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Lakewood blaze guts several apartments; man injured while rescuing dog 14.2.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
One man was injured when he re-entered a three-story Lakewood apartment building early Thursday morning while a fire was ripping through several apartments and rescued a dog.
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RTD lacks technology that might have prevented Aurora derailment that severed woman’s leg 14.2.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
RTD has technology that can automatically stop its light rail trains from colliding with each other but the transit agency doesn't have the ability to slow a train rounding a sharp bend at high speed, The Denver Post has learned.
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How the bullet train went from peak California innovation to the project from hell 14.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

It was billed as the most ambitious public works project since the transcontinental railroad opened up the West.

The high-speed rail network would transform California — ​cleaner air, less congested freeways and airports, and more limited suburban sprawl with a whole new style of housing around...

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Abandoning high-speed rail would be a mistake for California, the country and the planet 13.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Gov. Gavin Newsom distressed some people and delighted others Tuesday when he announced that he was putting on hold California’s ambitious plans to build a bullet train from San Francisco to Los Angeles, and that he would instead focus on finishing high-speed rail service where construction was...

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Read Gov. Gavin Newsom's prepared remarks for his first State of the State address 13.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Here are the full prepared remarks for Gov. Gavin Newsom’s first State of the State address:

Mr. Speaker, thank you for being a champion for all Californians – and for welcoming Jen and me into your house today.

Madam Pro Tem – thank you for your commitment to collaboration, which has helped make...

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Many L.A. neighborhoods are already living the YIMBY nightmare 10.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

To the editor: In “To overcome its housing crisis, California needs YIMBY to become the new NIMBY,” Bill Boyarsky never says he is OK with a 10-story apartment building rising next to his house. He says it makes sense to rezone single-family neighborhoods to higher-density apartments when they...

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RTD: Train horns at Denver’s A-Line crossings will fall silent March 1 9.2.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
RTD announced Friday that University of Colorado A-Line trains that have blasted their horns hundreds of times a day for nearly three years will at long last fall silent.
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Man killed in collision with train at Smith Road and Quebec Street 6.2.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
A man who was on railroad tracks in east Denver was struck and killed early Wednesday morning.
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To overcome its housing crisis, Calfornia needs YIMBY to become the new NIMBY 6.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

My wife and I bought our house, a two-bedroom fixer-upper a couple of miles south of UCLA, in 1978. My dad termed the house “a dump,” and he was shocked at its outrageous price tag of $92,000.

Today our modest bungalow, because of its location, would sell for something approaching $2 million, but...

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In India’s fast-growing cities, a grassroots effort to save the trees 6.2.2019 Energy & Climate |
Densely populated megacities in the developing world, which are most in need of tree cover, often have the least.
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Patriots Super Bowl Parade 2019: Traffic, Parking Bans 5.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Parking bans, street closures and packed public transportation were all plaguing the city Tuesday morning.
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I-25 ramp closures planned tonight at C-470 and E-470 4.2.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
State transportation officials will close Interstate 25 ramps at C-470 and E-470 Monday night and early Tuesday morning for an express-lane project.
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Denver police investigate double fatal crash Saturday in West Colfax 3.2.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Officers responded to the crash shortly before 11 p.m., and closed Colfax Avenue in both directions between Winona Court and Xavier Street, police said on Twitter.
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Build the Sepulveda Pass subway right the first time — by connecting it to LAX 2.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

To the editor: The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s plan to run a train under the Sepulveda Pass (or over it, using a monorail), but truncate it at the already-crowded Expo Line in West L.A., is half-baked.

Failure to bring it down to Playa Vista and on to Los Angeles...

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1 injured as freestyle skiing van carrying 9 collided with elk near Hayden 1.2.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
A woman was injured late Thursday night when a van carrying nine people collided with an elk on the outskirts of Hayden.
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CSX reaches settlement over death of Sarah Jones on ‘Midnight Rider’ 31.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Rail operator CSX Transportation has reached a financial settlement with the family of Sarah Jones, the camera assistant who was killed in 2014 on the Georgia set of “Midnight Rider” when a train collided with crew members who were shooting a scene on a rail track.

The settlement was filed on Friday...

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