Transportation

An aerial view of the site of an early morning train crash Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 between an Amtrak train, bottom right, and a CSX freight train, top left, in Cayce, SC. The Amtrak passenger train slammed into a freight train in the early morning darkness Sunday, killing at least two Amtrak crew members and injuring more than 110 people, authorities said. (AP Photo/Jeff Blake)
February 04, 2018 - 9:54 pm
CAYCE, S.C. (AP) — An Amtrak passenger train slammed into a parked freight train in the early-morning darkness Sunday after a thrown switch sent it hurtling down a side track, authorities said. Two Amtrak crew members were killed, and more than 100 people were injured. It was the third deadly wreck...
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February 03, 2018 - 2:49 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- When a heavy rain hits New Orleans, residents move their cars to higher ground for fear of fast-rising street flooding. Knee-deep potholes can eat a car's fender. When pressure drops in the city's aging water delivery system, restaurants and cafes have to boil water to feed...
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January 28, 2018 - 11:58 am
(WWL.com) - Louisiana receives a green light for having nine critical traffic safety laws. The Bayou State is one of seven listed as a “best state” in the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety report. Tara Gill, the Director of State Programs, says the ignition interlock offender law for convicted...
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David Blake
January 24, 2018 - 2:03 pm
The wreck on the southbound Causeway this morning is another stark reminder as to why there's a major construction project coming that bridge officials say will improve safety for drivers. The guardrails are six inches lower on the older, southbound lanes, where all but one crash where a vehicle...
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Chris Miller
January 17, 2018 - 1:19 pm
Ice on the runways earlier today at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport forced the cancellation of many flights and the delay of many others. The runways reopened around noon as airlines worked to reschedule their flights. "We continue to urge travelers to check on their flight status...
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January 11, 2018 - 9:06 pm
(WWL.com) - A major road construction project on I-10 will affect travelers between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Groundbreaking ceremonies were held Thursday afternoon for the project which will expand an over six mile stretch from four to six lanes from south of Baton Rouge to Highway LA-73 near...
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Pacific Press
December 19, 2017 - 5:30 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Honda says another person has been killed by an exploding Takata air bag inflator. The company says the person died when a 2004 Honda Civic crashed on July 10 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Officials from Honda and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration inspected the car...
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Cars from an Amtrak train that derailed lie spilled onto Interstate 5, Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, in DuPont, Wash. The Amtrak train making the first-ever run along a faster new route hurtled off the overpass Monday near Tacoma and spilled some of its cars onto the highway below, killing several people, authorities said. (Bettina Hansen/The Seattle Times via AP)
December 18, 2017 - 10:38 pm
DUPONT, Wash. (AP) — An Amtrak train making the first-ever run along a faster new route hurtled off an overpass south of Seattle on Monday and spilled some of its cars onto the highway below, killing at least three people, injuring dozens and crushing two vehicles, authorities said. Attention...
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Chris Miller
November 29, 2017 - 3:58 pm
After months of work, the interchange at Canal and City Park is set to reopen Monday, Dec. 4, according to the RTA. The roadway has been out of service since August while crews prepared the area for an expansion of the Canal St. streetcar line. Presently, the tracks end at Canal St. and City Park...
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David Blake
November 17, 2017 - 1:08 pm
Once again, two lanes are closed on the eastbound I-10 high rise bridge. The delays Thursday were horrendous, and unless drivers take a number of alternate routes, it is likely to be bad again. 910am Bambi Hall - DoTD.mp3 The emergency work is being done on supports down below the high rise bridge...
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