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Seattle schools suspending over 100 bus routes

Oct. 15, 2021 18:13 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Public Schools is suspending 142 school bus routes beginning Monday. District officials said the cuts are necessary because of a national bus driver shortage and because some drivers are choosing not to follow the state-mandated COVID-19 vaccine...

Gov. Baker names new 7-member board of directors for MBTA

Oct. 07, 2021 16:37 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker announced Thursday that he has appointed a new seven-member board of directors for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority that are taking over leadership of the system from a temporary body created to help stabilize the transit agency. ...

Reno bus contractor, union trying again to settle bus strike

Oct. 07, 2021 15:49 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Union leaders and the Washoe County contractor that operates Reno's regional bus system were headed back to the bargaining table Thursday to try to negotiate the end of a nearly two-week strike, the second since August. Bus service has been limited to...

Summer storms were a climate-change wake-up call for subways

Oct. 07, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When the remnants of Hurricane Ida dumped record-breaking rain on the East Coast this month, staircases leading into New York City’s subway tunnels turned into waterfalls. In Philadelphia, a commuter line along the Schuylkill River was washed out for...

Operator involved in Boston trolley crash pleads not guilty

Oct. 06, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The operator of a Boston-are light rail train that crashed into the rear of another train in July, sending more than two dozen people to the hospital, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to two criminal charges. Owen Turner, 50, was released on personal...

Driver involved in Boston rail crash now facing charges

Sep. 24, 2021 08:58 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The operator of a light rail train that crashed into the rear of another train on the Boston area's public transit system in July, sending more than two dozen people to the hospital, now faces criminal charges, according to court records. Owen Turner, 50,...

Albuquerque OKs no-fares pilot program for city buses

Sep. 21, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque's public transit system won't charge fares for riding buses during a 12-month experiment starting Jan. 1. The City Council voted Monday night to approve the pilot program after previously deferring the vote several times. ...

Israel comes to halt for solemn day of Yom Kippur

Sep. 15, 2021 12:09 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli life came to a standstill on Wednesday as Jews marked the beginning of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement and the most solemn point on their calendar, at sundown. Stores, businesses, public transportation and broadcasting shuts down in Israel for...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Sep. 10, 2021 15:39 PM EDT

Boston Globe. September 5, 2021. Editorial: A new MBTA board of directors should be a priority for Governor Baker A new board helped improve the T’s performance after ‘Snowmaggedon.’ It’s no less necessary now. With the...

Investigation prompts access changes for Big Island bus

Aug. 25, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Prompted by a U.S. investigation, Big Island officials have agreed to make changes to the county's bus system to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The investigation stemmed from a complaint from a rider that wheelchair lifts...