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December 1, 2018, 1pm PST
Drug overdoses and suicides caused American life expectancy to drop in 2017 for the second consecutive year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most notable is the gap between the urban and rural suicide rate.
The Washington Post
August 16, 2018, 1pm PDT
At least 39 people died when the Ponte Morandi bridge collapsed in Genoa, Italy during a storm on Tuesday. The cable-stayed bridge is part of a viaduct on the A10 toll road that goes to France, operated and maintained by Autostrada per l'Italia.
NPR
May 15, 2018, 5am PDT
The number of fatalities from SUVs is up more than 80 percent in the United States since 2009.
Jalopnik
April 28, 2018, 9am PDT
A legacy of discriminatory planning exacerbated the low-density sprawl that's been so hard for Los Angeles to roll back.
The American Prospect
March 19, 2018, 7am PDT
The National Transportation Safety Board is looking for the cause of the horrific collapse of the Florida International University pedestrian bridge collapse on March 15, killing six. people. Angie Schmitt questions why a ped span was needed at all.
Streetsblog USA
March 17, 2018, 1pm PDT
A span built to remove the danger of crossing a busy eight-lane roadway to Florida International University became the danger itself when it collapsed five days after being dropped into place using innovative bridge-building techniques.
Miami Herald
February 28, 2018, 1pm PST
In the aftermath of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting in Florida, the debate has been wide-ranging, from gun safety to arming teachers. All agree students must be safe, so why not look at architecture? The NRA has some tips.
The Architects Newspaper
January 8, 2018, 2pm PST
Tired drivers working long hours in damaged trucks makes private garbage collection a dangerous business.
Pro Publica
October 16, 2017, 11am PDT
Sonoma-Marin Rail Transit (SMART) has been operating almost continuously at full schedule, collecting no fares since the epic wildfires began in Sonoma County on Oct. 8. Two stations in the fire-zone are shut down due to lack of access.
Marin Independent Journal
September 8, 2017, 2pm PDT
As Irma leaves the Caribbean and heads for Florida, with landfall expected this weekend, there is a lot to worry about: New building codes will be put to test, fuel to evacuate is in short supply, and cranes have not been dismantled.
The New York Times
August 1, 2016, 10am PDT
Sixteen people enjoying a hot-air balloon ride in Central Texas early Saturday morning lost their lives in a fiery death after the balloon came into contact with high-tension power lines, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.
WFAA
Blog post
July 16, 2014, 6am PDT
Transit-oriented cities are safer than car-dependent cities of comparable size, especially if one considers traffic fatalities in car-dependent cities.
Michael Lewyn
September 23, 2013, 7am PDT
It goes without saying that cycling entails a degree of risk - but are they unduly discussed to the point that it reduces ridership? Cyclicious blogger Richard Masoner gave the issue thought when he heard of a cyclist fatality in a familiar area.
Cyclicious
May 16, 2011, 5am PDT
New speed limit signs will alert drivers that they are going to fast by showing them an image of a skeleton -- an image intended to warn drivers that their speeding could kill.
Transportation Nation
November 15, 2009, 9am PST
Over the past 15 years, more than 76,000 pedestrians have been killed in the U.S. Some say preventing a significant portion of these deaths is as simple as enforcing jaywalking laws. Not so, argues Tom Vanderbilt, author of <em>Traffic</em>.
Slate