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What's behind Germany's transport strikes that have stranded air, rail and bus travelers?

Feb. 20, 2024 10:05 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of travelers across Germany found themselves stranded on Tuesday when ground staff walked off the job at seven of the country’s biggest airports. The one-day strike by the Ver.di labor union, which runs until 7:10 a.m. Wednesday, affects several hundred...

Burning insulation causes DC to evacuate Metro station and suspend service on multiple lines

Feb. 15, 2024 14:53 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — An insulator under a rail car caught fire Thursday, forcing the evacuation of an underground Metro station when smoke filled the station. The DC Fire and Emergency Services agency posted on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, that nine people...

Power outages hit Boston transit system during morning rush hour, stranding thousands

Feb. 15, 2024 14:43 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Thousands of commuters were left stranded around Boston Thursday during the morning rush hour, after power outages hit several lines of the beleaguered transit service. To help make up for the morning chaos, fare gates will be open at subway stations on all four...

London's iconic underground map is getting an update, with 6 new names and colors

Feb. 15, 2024 10:32 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — For anyone with even a passing acquaintance with London, the city's Tube map is as iconic as the red buses or the black cabs. But for the past few years, there's been something not quite right about the map originally designed by Harry Beck in 1933 — a collection of...

Buttigieg visits interstate highway bridge in Pacific Northwest slated for seismic replacement

Feb. 13, 2024 18:52 PM EST

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Tuesday toured the century-old Interstate 5 bridge that connects Portland, Oregon, with southwest Washington state, a vital but earthquake-vulnerable structure that's set to be replaced as part of a multibillion-dollar...

3 shooters suspected in NYC subway fight that killed 1 and injured 5, police say

Feb. 13, 2024 17:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police now believe there were three shooters in a deadly fight that started on a rush-hour subway car, but they announced no arrests by Tuesday afternoon in the gunfire a day earlier that left one person dead and five wounded. Shots erupted just...

Gunfire at New York subway station kills 1, injures 5. Police say teen dispute sparked shooting

Feb. 13, 2024 13:17 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An argument between two groups of teenagers riding the New York City subway exploded into deadly violence Monday when shooting started after the train's doors opened at a station, killing a man and wounding five others. The gunfire broke out on an elevated train...

More than 1,000 flights already cancelled due to storm, was one of them yours? Here's what to do

Feb. 13, 2024 10:56 AM EST

A nasty storm with 60 mph winds raked parts of the Northeast on Tuesday creating dangerous conditions on the road and snarling airports. More than 1,200 flights were cancelled before noon, mostly along the East Coast, but that is likely to spread west as the day goes on. ...

Heavy snow in the Tokyo area knocks out power to homes and disrupts travel

Feb. 05, 2024 19:56 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Heavy snow hit the Tokyo area on Monday, disrupting trains and grounding more than 100 flights, with transport officials cautioning drivers to avoid nonessential travel. The Japan Meteorological Agency said the snowfall was expected to peak Monday night, with up to 55...

Union calls for Lufthansa ground staff at major German airports to strike on Wednesday

Feb. 05, 2024 03:58 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A union has called on Lufthansa's ground staff to walk off the job for a day on Wednesday in a pay dispute, the latest of several transport strikes in the country. The Ver.di union said Monday it is calling on ground staff for the German airline at Frankfurt, Munich,...