Train crossings built for much slower trains
The Southern Transcon line of train tracks where the deadly Amtrak derailment happened on June 27, 2022 was completed in 1908. Trains of that early 20th Century era travelled at approximately 40-60 miles per hour, so people who needed to drive across in rural locations had a reasonable amount of time to see the train approaching and cross safely - even if they were driving heavy, slow farm equipment. Fast forward a hundred years, and trains travel at increasingly faster speeds due to technology and the human need for speed, yet rural ...
In 2019, more than 36,000 people died in motor vehicle collisions in the United States. Then, in March of 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic shut the country down and had dramatically changed people’s daily lives for the better part of 2 years. While Americans drove less in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic, data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that fatalities from motor vehicle collisions are increasing at a rate not seen since World War II ended.
Between the late 1960s and 2019, fatalities from motor vehicle collisions had been falling ...
R&B Partner Michael Holden's approach to his work is methodical, committed and smart and he lets his results do the talking. Since joining the firm as a law clerk more than 15 years ago, he has risen through the ranks and been a dependable force, ultimately being named Partner in 2021. He plays a leadership role in the office, mentoring and supporting younger attorneys and conveying his deep knowledge about personal injury litigation.
Michael's practice primarily is focused on transportation and car accidents, workplace injury, premises and product liability, nursing home abuse and ...
Low-income victims of automobile collisions rely on Medicaid to cover their medical bills. But what happens when the hospitals and doctors who provide these victims medical care never send the bills to Medicaid? What happens when the medical providers try to make a dollar off of their misfortune rather than send the bills to Medicaid, even when the victims provide their Medicaid cards? What happens when the hospitals refuse repeated requests to do so?
Rather than billing Medicaid, unethical hospitals and doctors deliberately bypass Medicaid and place a lien – an interest over an ...
On December 29, 2020, American Airlines passengers bravely boarded a scheduled flight from Miami to New York on a Boeing 737 MAX 8. This was the first time in 21-months that the MAX 8 had flown passengers in the U.S., paving the way for more flights — and more passengers — to be flown on the jet. By the end of February, it is estimated that nearly 100 daily flights in the United States will be flown by the MAX 8, with United, Southwest, and Alaska also resuming service in the first quarter of the year.1 Soon, it will be harder to avoid the MAX 8.
Since the Boeing 737 MAX 8 was grounded back in March ...
The cost of the tragic 737 Max continues to increase, with Boeing bleeding money to get it back in the air. Beyond dollars, Boeing has lost the confidence of consumers, who will forever be wary to put themselves or their loved ones on a 737 Max, regardless of how safe the company claims it is.
Boeing CEO David L. Calhoun needs to simply stop. Focus efforts on repairing your corporate culture, which according to recent memos is at best broken and, at worst, corrupt. Go back to go forward. Earlier 737 models have a solid safety record, which businesses, individuals and economies around the world ...
A new study from the Booth School at the University of Chicago estimates ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft, have become significant contributors to the rise in fatal traffic accidents. They are not only increasing street congestion and hurting transit companies, but are killing people. An article from Streetsblog notes that the increase in congestion is partly because drivers spend 40 to 60 percent of their time circling without passengers, which is known as “deadheading.” Uber and Lyft have increased traffic deaths by 2-3 percent nationally, which is 1,100 additional ...
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