With the release of new statistics that show a total of 125 reportable incidents involving light-rail trains the past three years, transit officials are cautioning drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians to watch out -- or else, these crashes happen.
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The Transportation Safety Administration released surveillance video showing the moment a camera's battery overheated in a backpack and exploded on Friday, November 10, 2017, at the Orlando International Airport. The scare prompted an evacuation causing flight delays and cancellations. TSA officer Ricardo Perez, a 20-year Army veteran, believed the bag contained an improvised explosive devce, so he grabbed the bag and took it to an area where an explosion would be minimized, according to the TSA. The smoke ended up being caused by an exploding battery.
A Caltrans construction team demolishes the Mayday Bridge above Interstate 80 between Saturday night and breakfast time Sunday. In this video published Oct. 25, Caltrans and its contractor scramble to finish on time and reopen busy I-80 between Sacramento and San Francisco to motorists at the Midway/Lewis Road section on September 8 and September 9, 2017. A new bridge, built to the latest seismic safety standards, is scheduled for completion as early as spring 2018.
Sacramento businessman Bill Taylor, perhaps best known for his Willie's Burgers chain, wants to run a trolley between various Sacramento attractions. The Elephant Train, named after a once popular State Fair attraction, could run from Old Sacramento to the Crocker Art Museum to hotels and restaurants.
Hundreds of truckers took to the road in a combination convoy and protest as part of weeklong national effort called Operation Black and Blue, made up of many independent truckers who complain the federal Electronic Logging Device regulation set to be begin in December will unduly burden them financially and give major trucking companies an advantage over smaller independent contractors. A protester spoke about the issue in Modesto as truck drivers offered their honks of support on Highway 99 near downtown Modesto.
The San Joaquin passenger train service, which oversees Amtrak trains from Bakersfield to Sacramento, may add trains on the Union Pacific line through midtown Sacramento, with a Natomas stop connected to the airport via shuttle buses. Here's a look.
Operation Lifesaver celebrated its 45th year in 2017, launching a national Rail Safety Week from September 24-30. These safety tips can be practiced all year long, fitting with OLI's ongoing mission of reducing collisions, fatalities and injuries at highway-rail crossings and preventing trespassing on or near railroad tracks.