Latest Mass transit systems News

4 injured as bus smashes through shopping center parking lot

Dec. 02, 2022 18:27 PM EST

DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) — A commuter bus smashed into 16 cars at a San Francisco Bay Area shopping center on Friday, injuring four people, one of them critically, authorities said. Shortly before noon, the SamTrans bus smashed into the vehicles at a Target store parking lot at the...

Officer acquitted in man's shooting at Chicago train station

Nov. 22, 2022 15:48 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police officer was found not guilty Tuesday in the February 2020 shooting and wounding of an unarmed man during a struggle at a downtown commuter train station. Cook County Judge Joseph Claps acquitted Melvina Bogard, 33, of aggravated battery and...

Mass transit extension to Dulles Airport opens at tough time

Nov. 12, 2022 08:15 AM EST

CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) — It's taken 60 years and billions of dollars. One man went to prison over shoddy construction. Now, mass transit is finally coming to Dulles International Airport outside the nation's capital. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority will open the...

Transit officer wounds suspect after woman shot, killed

Nov. 08, 2022 12:28 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia transit officer shot and wounded a suspect after a woman was shot and killed on a street in south Philadelphia, authorities said. Police said a 20-year-old woman was shot about 10 times just before 8 a.m. Tuesday. She was pronounced dead at Penn...

Strike shuts down bus service in Orange County

Nov. 03, 2022 13:59 PM EDT

ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — Thousands of transit riders in one Southern California county found themselves without bus service Thursday after vehicle maintenance workers went on strike. The strike against the Orange County Transportation Authority idled hundreds of buses serving nearly...

Manager of Boston's troubled transit system to step down

Nov. 01, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The general manager of Boston's troubled public transit system, who shepherded the agency through the pandemic when ridership plummeted and has faced calls to resign during a federal safety review, announced Tuesday that he will step down early next year. Steve Poftak...

Tampa’s streetcar is a front row seat to downtown’s rebirth

Oct. 30, 2022 03:17 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The bell-clanging car rumbled by plots that once held cigar factories but now were glossy developments, and operator Connie Cosme considered how the city had changed since she first stood behind the controls two decades ago. “That was an empty lot,” she said...

Drought snarls Mississippi River transit in blow to farmers

Oct. 28, 2022 10:10 AM EDT

ALONG THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER (AP) — Adam Thomas starts harvesting soybeans on his Illinois farm when the dew burns off in the morning. This year, dry weather accelerated the work, allowing him to start early. His problem was getting the soybeans to market. About 60% of the Midwest...

Magnitude 5.1 quake strikes in San Francisco Bay Area

Oct. 25, 2022 22:47 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A magnitude 5.1 earthquake rattled the San Francisco Bay Area on Tuesday, causing delays of some commuter trains. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey said the 11:42 a.m. quake was centered 12 miles (19 kilometers)...

Data breach victims sue Rhode Island transit agency, insurer

Oct. 25, 2022 14:19 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Two people whose personal information was compromised in a data breach at Rhode Island’s public bus service that affected about 22,000 people sued the agency and a health insurer on Tuesday seeking monetary damages and answers. The class-action suit filed...