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How Hurricane Irma is impacting travel
Hurricane Irma is about three days from making landfall in Florida, according to ABC News meteorologists, but the storm is already causing a statewide travel nightmare. According to gas price watcher GasBuddy, the state’s gas supply is starting to run out as residents rush to fill up their tanks.... Read more
The governors of New York and New Jersey plan to meet with President Donald Trump to discuss long-awaited plans for a new rail tunnel under the Hudson River, considered to be one of the region’s most critical infrastructure needs. Democratic U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York and Democratic... Read more
As Hurricane Irma nears the region, more than 850 flights to and from the Caribbean islands have been canceled, according to flight tracking company FlightAware, while hundreds of flights at major Florida airports have been nixed. At Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico, more than... Read more
Pittsburgh International Airport to allow non-ticketed visitors access to gates
Pittsburgh International Airport will be the first major U.S. airport to allow public access to gates since admittance to terminals was restricted in the aftermath of 9/11. The airport will begin to allow non-ticketed visitors to enter previously passenger-exclusive zones starting Sept. 5. The new Transportation Security Administration pilot... Read more
More than 30 people were injured on Tuesday after a high-speed train made contact with an unoccupied parked train outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, according to official with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. The incident happened just after midnight at a transportation terminal in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, located about 30... Read more
Tappan Zee project nears finish with opening of first span
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signature public works project, a $4 billion bridge to be named after his father, is about to begin carrying commuters across the Hudson River in the New York City suburbs. One span of the future Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge will open to westbound... Read more
Germany: Skyway mishap strands up to 100 cable car riders
German fire crews are focused on evacuating as many as 100 passengers from suspended cable cars that run over the Rhine River in Cologne after a gondola ran into a support pillar. Public transportation authorities for the city in North-Rhine-Westphalia state say 32 of the cars were operating when... Read more
Spanish train crashes in Barcelona station; 53 hospitalized
A Spanish commuter train crashed into a buffer early Friday at a station in northeastern Barcelona, tossing passengers to the floor and sending 53 people to the hospital, officials said. Public Works Minister Inigo de la Serna, who visited the scene, said 56 people in all received medical treatment,... Read more
California fire’s growth is stunted, but 50 homes destroyed
The town of Mariposa, with its century-old saloons and covered sidewalks, normally bustles with summer visitors on their way to Yosemite National Park but the Gold Rush-era hamlet was mostly empty as ash rained down and heavy smoke from a nearby blaze darkened the sky. The blaze in the... Read more
Italy wildfires force evacuations, cause disruption
Italian authorities have evacuated two campgrounds in Tuscany as wildfires cause disruption across central and southern Italy. Mayor Luigi Bellumori of the Tuscan town of Capalbio told ANSA that the campgrounds were evacuated Sunday as a precaution as winds changed the course of the blaze near the border with... Read more