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Protesters wearing face masks to curb the spread of COVID-19 take part in a rally during a 24-hour strike, on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. Civil servants in Greece have walked off the job in a 24-hour strike expected to disrupt public transport and services, on a variety of demands, including better workplace protections against the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

Greece extends coronavirus lockdown by a week

Nov. 26, 2020 9:27 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's government spokesman on Thursday announced a weeklong extension to the country's current lockdown, due to the continued spread of the coronavirus, particularly in the north of the country. Stelios Petas said the lockdown, which was due to end on Nov. 30, would be extended to...

A man wearing a face mask against the spread of coronavirus, stands at the entrance of Athens Academy in the Greek capital on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. Greece is set to extend its lockdown measures beyond the end of November given the spread of COVID-19 and the pressure on hospitals, the country's health minister warned Monday. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

Greece strike to disrupt public transport

Nov. 24, 2020 11:20 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Airlines are rescheduling or canceling flights to, from and within Greece this week as air traffic controllers join a nationwide public sector strike scheduled for Thursday. The strike is set to disrupt public transport, including ferry services between the islands and the mainland....

A man wearing a face mask walks past a banner showing precautions against the coronavirus in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Asia Today: South Korea capital announces new virus controls

Nov. 23, 2020 7:50 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Authorities in the South Korean capital on Monday announced a tightening of social distancing regulations, including shutting nightclubs, limiting service hours at restaurants and reducing public transportation. The measures going into effect on Tuesday also include a ban on...

Cog rail line, gondola considered to ease canyon congestion

Nov. 22, 2020 9:00 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Because of public feedback, two additional alternatives will now be studied as possible solutions to traffic congestion in Little Cottonwood Canyon: a new cog rail line plus a longer version of a proposed gondola that would begin in the valley below the mouth of the canyon. The cog...

Company to pay $550K for misleading MBTA over hand sanitizer

Nov. 18, 2020 12:03 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A Maryland company has agreed to pay $550,000 to settle claims that it misled the Boston-area public transit agency about the effectiveness of its alcohol-free hand sanitizer, the Massachusetts attorney general announced Wednesday. As the coronavirus pandemic took hold in March, the...

Transit officials propose service cuts in wake of pandemic

Nov. 9, 2020 6:19 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Greater Boston's transportation agency proposed a series of public transit cuts Monday that officials say are needed after ridership plummeted when the COVID-19 pandemic hit earlier this year. Weekend commuter rail services, 25 bus routes, all ferry service, and subway service after midnight...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Nov. 9, 2020 9:00 AM EST

The Dallas Morning News. Nov. 8 Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton must resign now Texas needs a functional attorney’s general office. It cannot have that under Ken Paxton. Ken Paxton must resign as attorney general of the state of Texas. Full stop. The issue now goes beyond whether a crime has been...

Marlene Alfonso, a 69-year-old Venezuelan grandmother who goes by “Toothless Cindy,” sings about Venezuelan migrants' lives in hopes of tips from commuters on the Transmilenio, the crowded and crime-ridden public bus system in Bogota, Colombia, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. “I’m showing people how to not feel defeated,” Alfonso said after finishing a set of songs. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

"Toothless Cindy" raps on Colombian buses to make ends meet

Nov. 4, 2020 12:38 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — With her pink cardigan and thick glasses, “Toothless Cindy” is becoming a musical sensation on Colombian public transport. When the music starts blasting from her portable speaker, the 69-year-old turns into a prolific rapper, whose rhymes crack up commuters on the...

Honolulu proposes bills to increase public transport fares

Oct. 31, 2020 2:12 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu City Council has introduced two bills that would increase fares for public transportation. Bill 89, introduced Thursday, would set up a fare structure for the city bus and the rail system and increases fares almost across the board. Bill 87 was introduced the same day and would...

Tarps and fences block the seating area in the Hoboken Terminal waiting room in Hoboken, N.J., Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. Once a gleaming symbol of early 20th-century ambition and prosperity, the grand rail terminal now sits as a somber reminder of the daunting challenges facing mass transit in the New York region. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

8 years later, Sandy still costing transit systems billions

Oct. 29, 2020 12:04 PM EDT

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Once a gleaming symbol of early 20th-century ambition and prosperity, Hoboken’s grand rail terminal now sits as a somber reminder of the daunting challenges facing mass transit in the New York region. Eight years ago Thursday, Superstorm Sandy pushed the Hudson River over its...