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Hong Kong police say protesters out of control, deny curfew

Nov. 14, 2019 11:28 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police warned protesters Thursday that they were moving “one step closer to terrorism” by sinking the city into chaos, as riot squads skirmished with militant students at major universities. China’s leader said ending the violence and restoring order are Hong...

Meet one of the state's more than 10,000 'super commuters'

Nov. 12, 2019 12:45 PM EST

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Six days a week, Ricarte Burgos wakes up at 3:30 a.m. to drive halfway across Massachusetts to get to work. Fortunately, the 40-year-old Springfield resident narrowly avoids the morning traffic jam along the Massachusetts Turnpike at that hour. But the journey carries with it...

New Mexico public transportation project to begin operations

Nov. 9, 2019 11:53 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico city officials have announced a new public transportation project is expected to begin operations in Albuquerque this month. City officials say the Albuquerque Rapid Transit project includes designated bus-only lanes and stops that would carry riders along Central Avenue...

Bus company reports more than 50% growth in ridership

Nov. 4, 2019 6:28 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Newly released data shows Concord Coach Lines' ridership in Maine is up by more than 50% from a decade ago. The Portland Press Herald reports that company statistics show more than 640,000 passengers rode Concord Coach Lines in Maine last year. The company has become one of the...

Fresh protests, looting erupt in Chile despite new Cabinet

Oct. 29, 2019 5:50 AM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Fresh protests and attacks on businesses erupted in Chile Monday despite President Sebastián Piñera's replacement of eight key Cabinet ministers with more centrist figures and his attempts to assure the country he has heard calls for greater equality and improved social...

Clashes in post-election dispute shut down much of Bolivia

Oct. 28, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Backers and foes of Bolivian President Evo Morales are blocking streets and highways across the country in a dispute over official election results that show the leftist leader winning reelection without a runoff. Anti-Morales protesters have shut down the eastern city of Santa Cruz...

NYC subway system celebrates 115th anniversary

Oct. 27, 2019 10:54 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Happy anniversary, New York City subway! The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is marking the 115th anniversary of the opening of the first rapid transit subway. The subway line running along Manhattan's east side connecting City Hall with Harlem opened on Oct. 27, 1904. That line was...

Car tab ballot measure would slash cost, hurt transportation

Oct. 26, 2019 12:29 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — An anti-tax activist is again bringing a $30 car-tab initiative to voters in Washington state that would cut a major source of funding for transportation projects across the state. Sponsored by Tim Eyman, Initiative 976 would lower most taxes paid through annual vehicle registration to $30...

Lincoln Children's Zoo to hold trick-or-treat event

Oct. 26, 2019 10:18 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Lincoln Children's Zoo is holding its annual trick-or-treat event, Boo at the Zoo, and the city's bus system is offering free shuttles to get there. StarTran will provide the free shuttle bus service to Boo at the Zoo starting this Saturday through Wednesday. Shuttle service will...

Masses of Chileans jam capital in protest against government

Oct. 25, 2019 8:55 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of protesters marched peacefully in Chile's capital Friday, intensifying pressure on a government struggling to contain deadly unrest over economic hardship. The huge throng surged toward a central plaza as participants blew whistles, banged pots and pans and...