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Editorials from around Pennsylvania

Sep. 18, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania's newspapers: No matter who stops the raw sewage, it's going to cost Harrisburg residents Harrisburg Patriot News/Pennlive.com Sept. 18 For several decades, the clock has been ticking, and leaders in Harrisburg have been kicking the clock down...

Man injured by NJ Transit bus gets $12.75M settlement

Sep. 17, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A man who suffered brain injuries after being struck by a New Jersey Transit bus has settled a lawsuit for more than $12 million. The accident in 2016 occurred as Jason Gillespie walked in a crosswalk in Summit and left him unable to work or drive and with permanent neurological damage....

Sound Transit beefed up light rail security before shooting

Sep. 17, 2019 11:32 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Before last weekend's deadly shooting at a Seattle light rail station leaders at Sound Transit were concerned about maintaining a sense of safety for the 80,000 daily light-rail passengers. The Seattle Times reports the agency boosted the security budget nearly 37 % this year to $34.4...

Boston train derailment in June blamed on broken axle

Sep. 16, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston public transit authorities say a broken axle was to blame for a subway train derailment this summer that caused commuter disruptions and criticism of the system. Jeff Gonneville, deputy general manager of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, said Monday that the...

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...

Paris metro warns over major strike, transport chaos Friday

Sep. 12, 2019 8:32 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Sympathy can only take you so far. That's what the French government spokeswoman is finding out after she said she would sympathize with Paris commuters facing a metro strike on Friday — from the comfort of her chauffeur-driven official car. Sibeth NDiaye told BFM TV she's going to use...

Washington Supreme Court set to hear public transit case

Sep. 11, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Supreme Court is set to hear a lawsuit seeking to overturn a voter-approved measure to raise public transit funds. The Everett Herald reported the court was scheduled to hear the case Wednesday. Seven residents filed the lawsuit that seeks to overturn a rate increase by...

Blown motor causes smoke at Boston subway stop

Sep. 10, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A blown motor on a train entering a Boston subway station briefly caused smoke in the station. A spokesman for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority say a train entering Andrew Station on the Red Line on Tuesday afternoon experienced a motor problem, which created some smoke. The...

Tulsa Transit provides a glimpse of new Aero bus station

Sep. 8, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Bus Rapid Transit systems are often sold as providing the speed and convenience of rail service without the cost and time required to construct a rail system. That was evident on a recent Monday morning when one of Tulsa's Aero Bus Rapid Transit buses pulled up to a newly completed Aero...

Federal transit agency approves Honolulu rapid rail plan

Sep. 6, 2019 9:46 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A federal agency has approved a rail recovery plan submitted by the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation, officials said. U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz said the Federal Transit Administration approved the proposal submitted earlier this year, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Thursday....