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Governor Orders Safety Upgrades for New York City Trains

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has told New York City transit officials to adopt several safety changes following the deadly derailment of a commuter train. Cuomo directed the Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Friday to expedite speed controls for areas vulnerable …

Illinois City’s Chamber of Commerce Scraps Haunted House

A long-running central Illinois haunted house won’t open this year because organizers say safety upgrades are too costly. Officials with the Clinton Chamber of Commerce tell The (Decatur) Herald & Review that it would have cost about $60,000 to install …

City Says Cottage Grove Speedway Must Close

The Cottage Grove Speedway has been ordered to shut down because its owner has failed to make progress on city-mandated environmental and safety upgrades. An ordinance requires owner Bob Farwell to have submitted engineering drawings and permit applications by now …

New York Officials Target Safety on Dangerous Roadway

Safety upgrades are planned for a New York highway that has averaged five pedestrian deaths annually since 2005. Officials in Nassau County are targeting repainted crosswalks, increased signal time for walkers, and upgraded crossing signals. Newsday reports the changes are …