Sarah Feinberg was on the job as the nation's chief railroad regulator for just three weeks when a packed commuter train slammed into an SUV stopped on tracks north of New York City, killing six people.
During Feinberg's tenure, the Federal Railroad Administration has aggressively policed safety violations, closing cases at a higher rate and collecting more fine money per year than her predecessors.
As oil trains continued to derail and catch fire, Feinberg again turned to technology, championing modern electronic braking systems.
 with a link between recent commuter train crashes and sleep apnea becoming clearer, Feinberg issued a safety advisory urging railroads to test engineers for the dangerous, fatigue-inducing disorder.
Technology companies have started adding railway crossing locations to GPS devices and mapping applications, warning motorists as they approach.
At her confirmation hearing, Trump's Transportation Secretary nominee, Elaine Chao, was non-committal on the deadline for installing speed controls saying she needed a briefing on the technology before answering.
The temperature in Alaska's second-largest city never reached 30 degrees below zero last winter, but Mother Nature is making up for it this year.
At Fairbanks International Airport, the mercury dipped to minus 50 on Wednesday.
Meteorologist Christopher Cox of the National Weather Service says Fairbanks averages 11 to 12 days of temperatures that reach 40 below zero or colder each winter.
He attributes the recent cold snap to a low pressure trough that moved in from Siberia.
Clouds that reflect heat back to the surface protected Fairbanks until Tuesday afternoon.
Cox says the clouds are expected to be back Thursday, and the temperature could increase by 10 to 20 degrees.
The official coldest spot in the state was 130 miles west of the city, in the village of Tanana (TAN-nah-naw), which hit minus 59.
ACTON – True West Brewing in downtown Acton is a throwback, but with a modern twist. While most breweries that have opened in Massachusetts in the past couple of years have been taprooms – beer only, with little to no food available – True West is a full brewpub. Not only do they brew their own beer, they also have a full menu of food available. “We do small batch beer and we’re a locally sourced menu,” said True West General