Judi Hasson

Deadly Railroad Crossings Challenge States

By: - March 31, 2016

© The Associated Press Emergency personnel examine the railroad crossing where an SUV was struck by a Metro-North Railroad train in Valhalla, New York. States like New York are taking steps to make such crossings safer. On a rain-soaked evening in December, 70-year-old Phyllis LeBlanc and her husband, Steven, were ferrying home her 12-year-old twin […]

Cities Embrace Big-Ticket Transit Projects

By: - January 7, 2016

© The Associated Press A Dallas Area Rapid Transit train pulls into a station. Dallas is one of several cities moving forward with mass transit projects, despite the required tax hikes and cheap gasoline that encourages commuters to drive cars. This story has been updated to say the federal transportation bill would allocate $12 billion […]