You have to brace yourself watching them. One video shot from the dashboard of a bus shows a pedestrian being hit full-force and dropping. Another video shows a woman crossing in front of a bus and nearly getting plowed over.
A Virginia man who allegedly threatened during a Facebook chat to detonate explosives in the Washington area was arrested last week and is undergoing a mental evaluation, according to federal court documents that came to light Tuesday.
The man accused of attempting to help bomb subway systems in the Washington area will remain in federal custody after his court-appointed attorneys declined Friday to challenge his continued detention.
A year after a Washington, D.C., subway crash killed nine people and injured dozens, federal accident investigators on Tuesday blamed faulty track circuits for the wreck, but also criticized the numerous local and federal entities entrusted with keeping passengers safe.
Saying it makes no sense that the federal government sets safety standards for railroad passenger cars but not for subway or light-rail cars, the National Transportation Safety Board on Thursday added improved subway car design to its list of "most wanted" transportation safety improvements.
Co-workers are always a great topic of conversation. You never run out of things to say when it comes to talking about the different types of people you work with, what you love, what you hate and how you deal with it all.
Federal safety investigators said Tuesday they fear flaws found in Washington's Metro subway system after a deadly crash this summer may endanger other transit systems, and they sent out an urgent recommendation asking that other rail operators check for similar problems.
The cause of a deadly Washington Metro subway crash last month remains a mystery, with one problem identified by investigators persisting even after engineers replaced a key part that was believed to be faulty, a top Metro official said Tuesday
In the wake of a deadly June accident, the National Transportation Safety Board on Monday put out a rare recommendation for the Washington Metro to install a system that would automatically warn operators if train sensors behave erratically.
Officials investigating last week's crash of two Metro subway trains said a system used to detect trains in the area of the accident had failed intermittently in the days immediately before the fatal crash.
David and Ann Wherley were high school sweethearts who were king and queen of their high school prom in York, Pennsylvania. They were preparing to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary next month, but their lives were tragically cut short last week in the Metro train crash in Washington.
The trains that crashed on the Washington Metro depended on a 33-year-old automated control system widely used in cities across the United States, according to the American Public Transportation Association.
A former commanding general of the District of Columbia National Guard -- who ordered jets over the Capitol amid the September 11, 2001, terror attacks -- was among those killed in a transit train crash in Washington this week, authorities said Tuesday.