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Canadian author Bruce Campbell speaking to an audience in Albany, NY (March 20, 2019)
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A rail disaster in Quebec in 2013 touched off international concern about the safety of so-called "oil trains" that haul crude from oil fields to refineries and ports across North America, including Albany.  A Canadian author and a local activist say that while the media attention has waned, the danger is as great as ever.

Two New York state lawmakers are renewing their call for a mandated study on rail crossings. The Democrats were at a crossing recently in Rockland County, where a pedestrian was struck and killed by a train.

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The Connecticut Department of Transportation is proposing fare increases on rail and bus lines along with cuts in service, a plan some residents say will make public transportation worse.

The hundreds of tourism signs the Cuomo administration installed along New York's highways could wind up costing the state $14 million in federal funding.

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The often-closed scenic highway traversing a mountain near the U.S. Military Academy has been shut down for the winter because of hazardous road conditions.

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer says he'll fight legislation that would allow longer trailer trucks on the nation's highways.

The Democrat said Wednesday that a provision in the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations bill would authorize twin 33-foot trailers.

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A northern Dutchess County intersection considered dangerous will soon be getting a flashing traffic light. This comes after calls from local officials and residents following two fatal accidents this year.