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NASA Planes Coming To Baltimore

Marylanders are being warned to be on the lookout as their planes fly as low as 1,000 feet over some major Maryland roads in the coming month. It’s all part of a major plan by NASA to help study air pollution over major cities.



Amtrak Chief: Trains More Vulnerable Than Planes

Amtrak President Joseph Boardman says he wants to step up security patrols of the passenger rail network and explore new technologies able to provide advance warning of track tampering following revelations that al Qaida considered attacking U.S. trains.


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Napolitano Applauds Review Of Air Traffic Safety

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says she doesn’t believe a spate of problems with air traffic control is exposing a potential vulnerability for terrorists.



Safety Questions Arise About Cracks Found In Southwest Planes

About 70 Southwest flights have been canceled across the country as the airline and federal investigators examine the fleet of Boeing 737s after the fuselage of one plane ripped open in flight.



NTSB: Cracks Found In 3 Grounded Southwest Planes; Some Flights Impacted At BWI

It’s a tiny, but potentially deadly problem on several Southwest Airlines planes. A plane was forced to make an emergency landing when a hole blew open its roof at 36,000 feet.



Stranded By Trains, Planes After Northeast Storm

The blizzard of December 2010 sucker-punched the northeastern U.S. during one of the busiest travel days of the year.




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