Latest Mass transit systems News

5 lawsuits from Hoboken train crash settled for $8 million

Jun. 14, 2021 15:11 PM EDT

More than $8 million has been paid to settle five lawsuits stemming from the deadly crash of a New Jersey Transit train in 2016, including one filed by the family of a woman who was killed. Attorneys representing Fabiola Bittar de Kroon and four other plaintiffs who had...

Public transit workers vote to join union

Jun. 13, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

Public transit workers in three southern Maine communities are joining a union to help them negotiate higher wages. Thirty-two drivers, mechanics and other workers in the Biddeford, Saco and Old Orchard Beach transit service voted to join the Amalgamated Transit Union...

CTA hopes to win back Chicago riders after pandemic slump

Jun. 12, 2021 09:24 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Commuters returning to the buses and trains run by the Chicago Transit Authority will be greeted by employee volunteers acting as “ambassadors,” part of a campaign to bring riders back as coronavirus restrictions end. The CTA launched the campaign in...

Feinberg tapped as 1st woman to chair NYC transit authority

Jun. 08, 2021 17:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sarah Feinberg has been nominated to chair New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and if confirmed, would become the first woman to head North America's largest public transit system. Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced...

US agency: Fatal tour bus crash shows safety shortcomings

Jun. 03, 2021 19:35 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A tour bus crash that threw more than a dozen people onto a remote Utah highway in 2019, killing four Chinese tourists, highlights a lack of safety standards for bus roofs and windows, U.S. investigators said Thursday. The bus crashed after the...

NY transit officials confirm cyberattack; say harm limited

Jun. 02, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hackers infiltrated computer systems for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in New York, setting off a scramble to counter a potentially crippling cyberattack against North America’s largest transit system, MTA officials confirmed on Wednesday. ...

Volkswagen tests electric cars, transit apps on Greek island

Jun. 02, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — German carmaker Volkswagen launched a five-year project Wednesday on the small Greek Aegean island of Astypalea to test the adoption of electric vehicles in areas switching to sustainable energy generation. The 20-million-euro ($24.4 million)...

Man stabbed in early-morning dispute in NYC subway station

May. 31, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

A man was stabbed during an argument in a Harlem subway station early Monday, police said. The victim, 51, was wounded in the chest and neck and taken to a hospital in stable condition, according to police. No arrests have been made in the stabbing,...

LEADING OFF: Ohtani rerouted to Friday, Thor out 6 weeks

May. 27, 2021 22:43 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Friday: ___ OHTANI ON DELAY Shohei Ohtani is set to pitch for the Angels in Oakland — assuming he can get to the ballpark on time. Los Angeles' two-way star was...

Authorities ID 8 victims of California railyard shooting

May. 27, 2021 00:48 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — An employee opened fire Wednesday at a California rail yard, killing eight people before taking his own life as law enforcement rushed in, authorities said, marking the latest attack in a year that has seen a sharp increase in mass killings as the nation emerges from...