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A commuter, left, rides the subway without a face mask in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced a new public service campaign to encourage mask usage as well as a new $50 fine policy for those who refuse to wear face coverings on subways, buses and commuter railroads. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

NYC tries $50 fines to get scofflaws to don masks on subway

Sep. 18, 2020 3:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The young man slouched against the inside of the subway doors as the No. 3 train headed south along Broadway. Across the aisle, another young man lay asleep, sprawled across three seats. In ordinary times, it would be the snoozing seat hog who got angry glares. But in the age of COVID-19,...

MBTA officials try to envision post-COVID-19 transit system

Sep. 14, 2020 4:52 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — MBTA officials are beginning to envision a post-COVID-19 public transit system — one that may include changes to services given a possible looming budget gap. The main problem is ridership, which plunged at the beginning of the pandemic as riders fled the Massachusetts Bay...

NJ Transit launches ridership app that shows how many aboard

Sep. 14, 2020 12:09 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — NJ Transit on Monday announced a pilot program for its mobile app that allows passengers preparing to board to see how many other passengers are riding their bus or train. Green, yellow and red color-coded icons will indicate light, medium or heavy ridership, the agency said....

An employee wearing a face mask and face shield stands to guide passengers to maintain a one-way walk flow as a precaution against the coronavirus at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: South Korea stays in downward infection trend

Sep. 10, 2020 11:06 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s daily count of new coronavirus cases is under 200 for a ninth straight day, continuing a downward trend in fresh infections for the country. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday the 176 cases added in the previous 24 hours took the...

FILE0 In this March 12, 2020 file photo, a commuter wears a mask while riding the subway in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Commuters who refuse to wear a mask on New York City subways, trains and buses could face a $50 fine starting Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

Subway, bus riders face $50 fine for refusing to wear a mask

Sep. 10, 2020 4:11 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Commuters who refuse to wear a mask on New York City subways, trains and buses could face a $50 fine starting Monday. The agency that runs one of the world's busiest transit systems, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, can issue fines once the agency files emergency regulations...

An Indian boy cries as a medical worker prepares to collect his swab sample for COVID-19 test at a rural health centre in Bagli, outskirts of Dharmsala, India, Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. India's coronavirus cases are now the second-highest in the world and only behind the United States. (AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia)

Asia Today: India surges to world's 2nd-worst virus caseload

Sep. 7, 2020 10:16 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s coronavirus cases surged to 4.2 million, the second-highest total in the world, on Monday as urban metro trains partially resume service in the capital New Delhi and other states. The 90,802 cases added in the past 24 hours pushed India’s total to 4,204,614, passing...

Commuters travel in an almost empty Delhi metro train in New Delhi, India, Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. India's coronavirus cases are now the second-highest in the world and only behind the United States, as the caseload crosses Brazil on a day when urban metro trains partially resume service in the capital New Delhi and other states. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

India now 2nd behind US in virus cases amid economic pain

Sep. 7, 2020 4:35 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's increasing coronavirus caseload made the Asian giant the world's second-worst-hit country behind the United States on Monday, as its efforts to head off economic disaster from the pandemic gain urgency. The 90,802 cases added in the past 24 hours pushed India’s total past...

FILE - In this March 17, 2020, file photo, Tulsa Health Department director Dr. Bruce Dart takes part in a news conference in Tulsa, Okla. The Oklahoma State Department of Health is working to revise the state's COVID-19 alert system, which some state health officials have said is not

Oklahoma health department developing new virus alert plan

Aug. 26, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Department of Health is working to revise the state’s COVID-19 alert system, which some state health officials have said is not “helpful” for areas at high risk due to the coronavirus pandemic, health department spokesperson Rob Crissinger said...

FILE - In this April 30, 2020, file photo, New York City subway conductor Desmond Hill works on the N train in New York. Unions representing New York transit workers are demanding better safety measures and more access to protective gear as more businesses and schools re-open their doors. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Transit workers demand protections as NY re-opens

Aug. 25, 2020 7:43 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Unions representing New York transit workers are demanding swift access to protective gear, better enforcement of mask-wearing and increased service as more businesses and schools re-open their doors. MTA Chairman Patrick Foye told lawmakers at a Tuesday legislative hearing that subway...

Vermont Transportation Agency gets transit vehicle grant

Aug. 16, 2020 8:15 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Agency of Transportation is going to be using a nearly $840,000 federal grant to buy new public transit vehicles to replace existing vehicles throughout the state, the agency said. The new vehicles will replace transit vehicles that account for approximately 70% of the...