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Student journalists detail troubles with U.S. transportation safety

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Saturday, September 25, 2010; 7:02 PM

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This story is one of several from a project detailing troubles with the U.S. transportation system. It was reported by journalism students in the Carnegie-Knight News21 program in collaboration with the Washington-based Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit investigative journalism organization. The News21 program is based at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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Eleven student journalists spent the summer reporting on transportation safety. They traveled to nine states, the District, Mexico and Canada, talked to hundreds of officials, industry leaders and safety experts, and analyzed thousands of pages of documents, reports, and accident and investigation data from the National Transportation Safety Board and regulatory agencies.

For links to the complete News21 coverage, including stories, graphics and videos, go to washingtonpost.com.

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