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Editorial Roundup: New York

Sep. 22, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

Advance Media New York. September 22, 2021. Editorial: NY independent redistricting is an epic flop New York’s first attempt at independent redistricting was an epic failure, and there is absolutely no joy in saying we told you so. ...

NTSB: Train that rear-ended another was on 'full power'

Sep. 21, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The operator of a light rail train that struck the rear of another train in the Boston area in July had turned the speed controller to full power, according to a federal report released Tuesday, and the regional transit agency said it is moving to fire the person. ...

German police arrest suspect after highway bus incident

Sep. 21, 2021 17:23 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A Serbian man was arrested in southern Germany on Tuesday after an altercation on board a Serbia-bound bus and an ensuing standoff led to the closure of a section of highway in Bavaria, police said. The incident started with a fight involving several...

London subway in first major expansion since the '90s

Sep. 20, 2021 09:29 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — London’s subway opened two new stations Monday in the network’s first expansion since the 1990s, an expansion that Mayor Sadiq Khan said will play a key role in the capital’s recovery from the pandemic. The two new Northern Line stations are at the...

Carpenters in Seattle area go on strike

Sep. 16, 2021 11:21 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A strike by carpenters in Washington state is expected to slow work at hundreds of construction projects across the region, include Microsoft office projects. The Seattle Times reports the walkout for higher pay by carpenters in the state is the first in...

Tourists from China sue Utah after deadly tour bus crash

Sep. 15, 2021 18:19 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The state of Utah didn't do enough to make sure a remote highway was safe before a tour bus crashed, killing four people from China and injuring two dozen more in 2019, family and survivors said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday. The lawsuit alleges...

All New York subway stations now have security cameras

Sep. 13, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — All of New York’s 472 subway stations now are equipped with security cameras. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced Monday that it had installed the last of thousands of cameras at the G line’s Broadway stop. The...

Atlanta transit authority seeks input for railcars' new look

Sep. 12, 2021 14:16 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's transit authority is soliciting public input for the exterior graphic design of new railcars. The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, or MARTA, is encouraging current and potential future riders to vote for one of four design options...

Chinese city with coronavirus outbreak stops buses, trains

Sep. 12, 2021 06:45 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A city in southern China that is trying to contain a coronavirus outbreak told the public Sunday not to leave town, suspended bus and train service and closed cinemas, bars and other facilities. Anyone who needs to leave Putian, a city of 2.9 million...

NYC subway breakdown blamed on 'power off' button being hit

Sep. 10, 2021 12:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A recent power outage that disrupted half of New York City's subway system for several hours and stranded hundreds of passengers was likely caused by someone accidentally pressing an “Emergency Power Off” button, according to investigations released Friday. ...