Wed October 31, 2012
The Two-Way

Sandy Shuts Down New York And New Jersey Subways, Trains And Tunnels

Originally published on Wed October 31, 2012 3:36 pm

Workers try to clear boats and debris from the New Jersey Transit's Morgan draw bridge on Wednesday in South Amboy, N.J., after Monday's storm surge from Sandy pushed boats and cargo containers onto the train tracks.
Mel Evans AP

It's a commuter's nightmare.

Cars and buses are back on the road in New York City and New Jersey, but workers are still trying to put the subway system and commuter trains back in operation after the devastating effect of Superstorm Sandy. It's a process that could take days or weeks to complete.

The impact on the country's most densely populated metropolitan area has been extensive. Here's a look at what is, and mostly what isn't, working:


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Thu October 18, 2012
Parks & Rec

Trail Ridge Road Closes Early For Winter Season

Darekk2 Wikimedia Commons

Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park has been closed for much of the last week due to consistent winter conditions, high winds and below freezing temperatures. Officials closed the road for the season Wednesday, Oct. 17.

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Sun October 14, 2012
Glenwood Canyon

Happy 20th Anniversary To I-70's "Modern Engineering Marvel"

A dramatic view of the west portal of Reverse Curve Tunnel as seen from the lower roadway
iagoarchangel Flickr - Creative Commons

Sunday marks the 20th anniversary of I-70 through Colorado’s Glenwood Canyon. That stretch of interstate often referred to as a “modern engineering marvel” took 13 years and nearly $500 million to construct.

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Wed October 10, 2012

More People Taking To The Rails As Amtrak Sets Ridership Record

Amtrak's California Zephyr arriving in Chicago, Illinois.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

Over  31 million people traveled on Amtrak during its latest fiscal year, the highest seen by the country's federally subsidized railroad since it entered service in 1971.

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Wed October 10, 2012
The Two-Way

Counterfeit Airbags Pose Surprise Hazard To Motorists

Originally published on Wed October 10, 2012 10:21 am

If the airbag in your car was replaced sometime in the past three years, and it wasn't done at an auto shop attached to a car dealership, there is a small possibility the part could be fake.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is expected to issue an alert today telling consumers whether they should have their vehicles checked for the real McCoy. More than 100 types of vehicle airbags could be involved.

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