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Yoga, meditation and prayer: Urban transit workers cope with violence and fear on the job

Jul. 19, 2024 09:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a dimly lit room strung with fairy lights and ivy, transit workers file in and lie on inflated cots. Soothing piano notes play as a teacher rubs their ankles and toes, helping each with heated blankets and eye masks. “Breathe in," she says. "Think of a balloon,...

Long Beach breaks ground on $1.5B railyard expansion at port to fortify US supply chain

Jul. 18, 2024 16:11 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and other officials visited the port of Long Beach on Thursday to break ground on a $1.5 billion railyard expansion project that will more than triple the volume of rail cargo the dock can handle annually. Dubbed...

Georgia transportation officials set plans for additional $1.5 billion in spending

Jul. 18, 2024 13:06 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Transportation officials on Thursday announced plans to spend an extra $1.5 billion on projects in Georgia. Gov. Brian Kemp and lawmakers approved the money earlier this year, dipping into the state's $10.7 billion surplus to speed up state and local roadbuilding. ...

Germany shuts one of its busiest rail routes for 5 months, launching drive to improve reliability

Jul. 15, 2024 04:46 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — One of the busiest railway lines in Germany, the 70-kilometer (45-mile) stretch between Frankfurt and Mannheim, is closing for five months starting Monday as the country launches an effort to get its notoriously disruption-prone network into shape. State-owned railway...

US Transportation Department to invest nearly $400 million for new Interstate 55 bridge in Memphis

Jul. 12, 2024 17:48 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Transportation is providing nearly $400 million to build a new Interstate 55 bridge connecting Tennessee and Arkansas across the Mississippi River, replacing the existing 75-year-old span, officials said Friday. In separate news...

Mexico will build passenger train lines to US border in an expansion of its debt-laden rail projects

Jul. 10, 2024 20:35 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s massive, debt-fueled passenger rail building program is not going to end with the administration of outgoing President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, but will instead double, he said Wednesday. López Obrador said his successor, President-elect Claudia...

Hong Kong's government seeks to regulate online car-hailing platforms, a move likely to affect Uber

Jul. 08, 2024 10:52 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Hong Kong government is seeking to regulate online car-hailing platforms through licensing and impose tougher penalties on illegal ride services, a move likely to have a significant impact on tech companies such as Uber. Transport officials sent a document...

Amtrak service between New York City and Boston restored after lightning causes malfunction

Jul. 07, 2024 09:39 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amtrak rail service between New York and Boston was restored after a lightning strike was believed to have caused a circuit breaker to malfunction, the rail service announced Saturday night. The malfunction caused a power outage on all tracks between Penn Station...

Air travel is getting worse. That's what passengers are telling the US government

Jul. 05, 2024 18:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Air travel got more miserable last year, if the number of consumer complaints filed with the U.S. government is any measure. The Transportation Department said Friday that it received nearly 97,000 complaints in 2023, up from about 86,000 the year before. The...

Some Boston subway trains are now sporting googly eyes

Jul. 01, 2024 17:56 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Subway riders in Boston are playing their own game of “Where’s Waldo?” But instead of searching for a cartoon character with a red and white striped top, they’re on the lookout for subway trains with googly eye decals attached to the front. The head of...