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Kennedy Plaza bus plan spurs discrimination complaint

Jan. 20, 2021 2:42 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Opponents of a proposal to break up the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority's bus hub in Kennedy Plaza in Providence have filed a federal civil rights complaint against the state over the project, alleging it is discriminatory. Grow Smart RI and the South Providence Neighborhood...

FILE - In this July 10, 2020, file photo, healthcare workers test patients in their cars at a drive-thru coronavirus testing site run by the University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Medicine and the Nevada National Guard in Las Vegas. Schoolteachers, college professors and child care workers have been added to the eligibility list for COVID-19 vaccinations in the Las Vegas area. The Southern Nevada Health District on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, added

Vegas-area teachers, child care workers make vaccine list

Jan. 19, 2021 3:52 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — School teachers, college professors and child care workers have been added to the sign-up list for COVID-19 vaccinations in the Las Vegas area, officials said. The Southern Nevada Health District on Monday added “frontline community support” workers for eligibility, including...

A woman waits at a bus stop in Zurich, Switzerland, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. The traffic situation is difficult after persistent snowfalls in eastern Switzerland. (Ennio Leanza/Keystone via AP)

Avalanche warnings aired after heavy snowfall in Switzerland

Jan. 15, 2021 9:03 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Switzerland have warned of high avalanche risk in mountainous regions of the Alpine nation after heavy snowfall in recent days. Zurich's public transport company halted all tram and bus services in Switzerland's biggest city Friday, saying snow had brought down trees and...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jan. 8, 2021 10:23 AM EST

Recent editorials of regional and national interest from New England’s newspapers: CONNECTICUT: Duby’s dubious COVID communications contract The Day Jan. 7 Gov. Ned Lamont has been largely judicious in the use of the emergency powers granted him to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, which makes the...

Maine city sees reduced bus service amid driver shortage

Jan. 5, 2021 4:26 PM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The bus system in one of Maine's largest cities is reducing service amid a shortage of drivers. Bangor's bus service is short a half dozen drivers, and has been short by at least five since October, the Bangor Daily News reported Tuesday. The service has reduced service on some routes,...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, file photo, Patrick Foye, Chairman and CEO of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, hands out face masks on a New York City subway. For the New York area’s public transit providers, 2020 was a year of existential challenges created by the coronavirus pandemic. Ridership and revenues cratered, more than 100 transit employees lost their lives and gaping budget holes could remain problematic for years. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

New year brings optimism for NY-area mass transit systems

Dec. 29, 2020 8:55 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — For the New York area’s public transit providers, 2020 was a year of existential challenges as the coronavirus pandemic caused ridership and revenues to crater, took the lives of more than 100 transit employees and created gaping budget holes whose effects may not be fully felt for...

President Donald Trump's motorcade departs Trump International Golf Club, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in West Palm Beach, Fla. Trump is returning to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Trump signs massive measure funding government, COVID relief

Dec. 27, 2020 11:42 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a $900 billion pandemic relief package Sunday, ending days of drama over his refusal to accept the bipartisan deal that will deliver long-sought cash to businesses and individuals and avert a federal government shutdown. The massive bill includes...

Harvey police arrest security guard in video that goes viral

Dec. 24, 2020 5:09 PM EST

HARVEY, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago police chief said officers captured on a widely shared video arresting a security guard did so after the guard allegedly struck a man who had been handcuffed. Harvey Police Chief Robert Collins said the security guard the officers arrested last Saturday was working...

NYPD: Attack on woman of Asian descent possible hate crime

Dec. 24, 2020 12:05 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police have opened a hate crime investigation into the assault last week of a woman of Asian descent riding the subway in Manhattan. The attack happened Dec. 17 aboard an A train at West 4th St. A group of three men and three women began haranguing the 32-year-old over her...

FILE- In this March 18, 2020 file photo, SEPTA worker Ervin Lavenhouse wears a mask as he works sweeping up trash on the platform at the 52nd Street station, in Philadelphia. The Transport Workers Union that represents nearly 5,000 employees of Philadelphia's regional mass transit authority wants the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority to remove a cap on paid leave if workers are exposed to coronavirus.  (Jessica Griffin/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, File)

SEPTA union says quarantine leave policy not enough

Dec. 22, 2020 5:05 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In late March, as leaders for Philadelphia's regional mass transit authority prepared to unroll restrictions on boarding buses, requirements for cleaning and rider mask mandates to stem the spread of the coronavirus, Anthony Bowman struggled to get comfortable amid a fever and shortness...