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Greece: Strikes over labor changes halt ferries, services

Oct. 2, 2019 9:14 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Strikes against Greece's new conservative government halted ferries and transport services Wednesday as labor unions held protest rallies over a bill they argue will undermine collective bargaining rights and the right to strike. Supported by the country's largest labor unions, the...

Strike in Greece disrupts island ferries, Athens transport

Sep. 24, 2019 6:14 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek island ferries were tied up in port on Tuesday and Athens public transport, hospitals and state schools faced disruptions as unions went on strike against proposed labor reforms. Police said about 8,000 people marched peacefully through central Athens as they took part in three...

San Francisco's cable cars running again after rehab work

Sep. 23, 2019 2:02 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco's famed cable cars are running again after a 12-day service halt to rehabilitate the gearboxes that help run the 19th century public transportation system. The wooden cars are slowly climbing San Francisco's hills Monday, with operators ringing their brass bells. The San...

Cubans wait hours in gas lines as fuel crisis bites

Sep. 20, 2019 12:05 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — A fuel shortage blamed on the Trump Administration has turned filling a tank in Cuba into an ordeal even for a country used to waiting in lines. Around Havana, drivers spend days hunting desperately for gas, calling friends and updating online chat groups with sightings of diesel, regular and...

The Latest: Hurricane Humberto is closing in on Bermuda

Sep. 18, 2019 11:25 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on tropical weather (all times local): 11:20 a.m. The National Hurricane Center is warning Bermuda to hurry up and complete any efforts to protect life and property as Hurricane Humberto approaches the island. Dangerous winds are expected to hammer Bermuda from late Wednesday...

Bermuda braces for approach of Category 3 Hurricane Humberto

Sep. 17, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Humberto grew into a powerful Category 3 storm Tuesday evening, and officials on Bermuda made plans for early shutdowns of schools, public transportation and government offices on the British Atlantic territory ahead of the storm's likely close pass on Wednesday. Tropical Storm...

Paris sees biggest transport strike in decade over pensions

Sep. 13, 2019 11:06 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The biggest strike to hit Paris public transport since 2007 created major traffic jams Friday, disrupting tourists' plans and forcing commuters to work from home or find alternative ways to reach the office. French unions were protesting plans for sweeping pension changes by President Emmanuel...

Officials: Phoenix rail extension back on track after vote

Aug. 28, 2019 7:38 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A fall groundbreaking for an extension of a light rail system in Phoenix is back on track after voters rejected a referendum that would have killed any future expansion in the nation's fifth-largest city, transit officials said Wednesday. "We have been on hold for several months waiting for...

Phoenix voters rejecting anti-rail initiative by wide margin

Aug. 28, 2019 1:23 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix voters said "yes" to expanding light rail transportation in the nation's fifth largest city Tuesday by soundly saying "no" to a measure that aimed to stop any more development of the system, according to early, unofficial returns. Mayor Kate Gallego expressed confidence the measure...

Massachusetts transit agency considers fare-free buses

Aug. 19, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts public transit agency is considering a fare-free bus system. The Telegram & Gazette reports that the Worcester Regional Transit Authority Advisory Board voted unanimously last week to conduct a fare analysis that includes consideration of a fare-free system. In a...