Four girls grew up to become accomplished engineers and scientists, one chased amoebas in a creek. Another loved puzzling out math problems. One fed her curiosity through a sash full of Girl Scout badges, while another became enamored with science during a trip to a crocodile farm.
Engineers who operate commuter trains in the Philadelphia area have reached a tentative contract with the regional transit agency.
Negotiations between SEPTA and the union representing the engineers on its regional rail lines have reached an impasse, but riders shouldn’t worry about a work stoppage, at least for now.
“I’m kind of a producer, partially, an engineer, I’m not really good at either one. It’s hurt my records in the past. We’re performance-oriented: technical things don’t matter that much”
Cop, firefighter, may be some of the most popular guesses for the most dangerous jobs out there, but they do not even make the list.
The “positive train control” system will automatically bring trains to a stop if that were to happen here.