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Maryland transit agency facing $2B shortfall in next decade

Jul. 19, 2019 5:50 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A report from the Maryland Transit Administration says it's facing a funding shortfall of more than $2 billion over the next decade. The Baltimore Sun says the first Capital Needs Inventory says the report also identifies $5.7 billion in necessary spending between now and 2028. Of that...

Court orders new jury to review $1.8M award in bus attack

Jul. 19, 2019 2:59 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit may not be solely responsible for a $1.8 million jury award to a woman injured when a fellow bus passenger hit her with a bottle, a court has ruled. A state appeals court ruled this week that liability also should have been shared by the passenger who threw the...

Cancellations, delays continue to plague NJ Transit

Jul. 17, 2019 7:22 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Cancellations and delays continue to plague New Jersey's rail commuters, a year after similar issues led officials to vow to fix the problem. An engineer shortage has contributed to a spike in cancellations in recent weeks. After a first quarter in which cancellations were down 47%...

Editorials from around New York

Jul. 17, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: Follow the Emiratis' lead, out of Yemen The New York Times, July 15 The conflict in Yemen is unwinnable, dangerous for the region and remarkably cruel. So the drawdown of troops by the United Arab Emirates, the biggest outside ground...

Driver, 5 riders hurt when Virginia transit bus hits church

Jul. 17, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say the driver and five passengers were hurt when their transit bus crashed into an empty church. Newport News police spokeswoman Kelly King says the driver of the bus reported that another car cut off the bus at around 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday and caused him to...

NYC bus terminal's air conditioning not working after outage

Jul. 15, 2019 6:14 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Commuters should expect a warm arrival at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City. The Port Authority says the terminal's air conditioning system is not fully online Monday following Saturday's power outage that left parts of Manhattan in the dark for several hours. The agency...

Harvard student to help Sioux Falls crack transit code

Jul. 15, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Mayor Paul TenHaken wants a City Hall that innovates its way out of persistent challenges like affordable housing, public transportation and government budgeting. He's already created an Innovation and Technology Department, found room in the budget for an innovation manager and...

Coach bus catches fire on 128N in Burlington, no injuries

Jul. 11, 2019 1:32 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Mass. (AP) — A coach bus carrying 20 international students visiting Tufts University caught fire on Route 128 North in Burlington. WCVB-TV reports that Lexington Fire Chief Derek Sencabaugh says the department responded Wednesday to a bus fire at Route 3. The bus driver told firefighters that...

Oklahoma transportation agency starts mass transit office

Jul. 7, 2019 10:14 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is starting a new office to focus on coordinating statewide efforts to expand mass transit. The Journal Record reports the Office of Mobility and Public Transit will take on the responsibilities of the department's Transit Division. That...

Police detain ex-driver accused of taking bus in Nevada

Jul. 5, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Police have detained a former bus driver accused of taking a public bus and picking up passengers along a route in Reno, Nevada, officials said. The man left the downtown station Thursday evening, said Abul Hassan, general manager of Keolis, a contractor that handles bus service....