Blog Heap o'Transport Links 25 June 2011

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Blog-Heap links regarding transportation and related infrastructure,
also energy, because it takes energy to transport,
and virtuality, because telepresence saves on transpresence.

Transport Threat

Bomb scares, threats hit Metro about twice daily
washingtonexaminer.com Sat 2011 Jun 25, 12:14pm

Metro has responded to 339 calls for service in the first half of 2011 involving a suspicious person, package, bomb threat or similar condition, according to the transit agency. That's almost two cases every day. ... It was not immediately clear how many — if any — of the 339 cases involved actual bombs or credible threats.

Transport Tragedy

Cops: Metal pin from dump truck killed passenger on I-95 in Greenwich - GreenwichTime
greenwichtime.com Sat 2011 Jun 25, 12:09pm

The metal object that killed a Waterbury woman while she was riding in a sport utility vehicle on Interstate 95 south in Greenwich on Saturday was a locking pin that likely flew off a one-ton dump truck, State Police said Wednesday. Investigators at Troop G in Bridgeport are trying to uncover what happened around 12:34 p.m. that led to the object smashing through the windshield of a 2003 Ford Escape and striking the victim, Sara Betancourt, who was sitting in the front passenger seat....