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$11B for transit would aid bullet train, move Olympic crowds

May. 14, 2021 20:08 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday proposed spending an additional $11 billion on transportation improvements, much of it for a troubled bullet train intended to eventually link California's major metropolitan areas and for projects supporting the 2028 Summer Olympics in...

Nevada governor pushes expanded state infrastructure bank

May. 10, 2021 20:24 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Gov. Steve Sisolak and state Treasurer Zach Conine are asking Nevada lawmakers to fund a state infrastructure bank that could enable new roads, public transportation or energy storage projects starting in July 2021. The two Democrats presented a...

Death toll in Mexico City subway collapse rises to 26

May. 07, 2021 23:12 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The death toll from the collapse of an elevated section of the Mexico City metro rose to 26 Friday after an injured passenger died in a hospital. A total of 33 victims remain hospitalized, recovering from injuries suffered in the Monday accident. ...

May Day rallies in Greece halt ferries, disrupt flights

May. 06, 2021 08:30 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Thousands of striking workers and other protesters blocked traffic in Athens and cities across Greece Thursday to mark rescheduled May Day celebrations and rally against planned labor reforms accelerated by the pandemic. The strikes and protests...

Overpass collapse on Mexico City metro kills at least 24

May. 04, 2021 18:33 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The death toll from the collapse of an overpass on the Mexico City metro rose to 24 Tuesday as crews untangled train carriages from the steel and concrete wreckage that fell onto a roadway. Monday night's accident was one of the deadliest in the...

The Latest: Colo. governor extends statewide mask mandate

May. 02, 2021 20:33 PM EDT

DENVER — Colorado’s governor has extended a statewide mask mandate for another 30 days, but loosened face covering requirements for groups who are vaccinated against COVID-19. Under Gov. Jared Polis’ new executive order, people gathering inside in groups of 10 or...

Valdosta launches transit system after years of debate

May. 02, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) — An on-call transit system has launched in a south Georgia city, ending nearly two decades of debates over whether the city should accept federal transit funding. Valdosta City Manager Mark Barber said Valdosta On-Demand is a good middle ground. ...

Public transit hopes to win back riders after crushing year

May. 02, 2021 09:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking the Los Angeles Metro for his first trip in months, Brad Hudson felt a moment of normalcy when the train rolled into the South Pasadena, California, station, harkening back to his daily commute into LA before the coronavirus pandemic. Then...

Schumer: NYC must restore around-the-clock subway service

May. 02, 2021 07:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is demanding the Metropolitan Transportation Authority restore around-the-clock subway service in New York City, which has been reduced for cleaning during the pandemic. The city’s subway system, long celebrated for its...

VP Harris visits Ohio to talk public transit, spending plan

Apr. 30, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris promoted a range of benefits from public transportation Friday in an Ohio visit. “Good transit equals vibrant communities” Harris said. The Democrat and Ohio’s Democratic U.S. senator, Sherrod...