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Federal transit agency orders improvements to Boston system

Jun. 15, 2022 15:33 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Federal transportation officials issued a series of orders to the Boston area's troubled public transit agency Wednesday to address what they called “longstanding issues" with the system's “overall safety program and safety culture." The Federal Transit...

Bonus pay coming for Minnesota's frontline COVID-19 workers

Jun. 07, 2022 16:58 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota residents who came into work during the height of the coronavirus pandemic will soon be collecting bonus pay. Workers who are eligible for so-called hero pay can begin applying online Wednesday morning and will have up to 45 days to sign up, Minnesota...

4 workers hurt when Boston subway trains collide

Jun. 02, 2022 16:27 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A collision involving two subway trains in Boston sent four employees of the city's troubled transit system to the hospital, officials said. Both Green Line trains derailed in the crash around 9:20 p.m. Wednesday, officials said. The subway system continued to...

Amelie Mauresmo: Women's tennis has less 'appeal' than men's

Jun. 01, 2022 16:28 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Amelie Mauresmo, a former No. 1 player who is in her first year as the French Open's first female tournament director, said Wednesday that nine of the 10 night sessions at Roland Garros involved men's matches because women’s tennis currently has less “appeal.” ...

After mass shooting, NYC explores gun detectors in subways

Jun. 01, 2022 10:35 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In the aftermath of a mass shooting on a New York City subway train, the mayor floated a high-tech idea: deploy scanners that can spot someone carrying a gun into the transit system before they have a chance to use it. The technology to scan large numbers of people...

Shanghai to reopen subways in easing of COVID lockdown

May. 19, 2022 07:02 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The locked-down Chinese metropolis of Shanghai will reopen four of its 20 subway lines Sunday as it slowly eases pandemic restrictions that have kept most residents in their housing complexes for more than six weeks. The city will also restart 273 bus lines...

Bus drivers demanding 10% pay hike strike in Iranian capital

May. 16, 2022 16:15 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Bus drivers in Tehran seeking a 10% wage increase walked off the job Monday, paralyzing parts of the city, local media reported, the latest civic demonstration in Iran amid growing public frustration with food price spikes and mounting economic pressures. Mayor...

Years late, London's 'game-changer' subway line set to open

May. 12, 2022 05:32 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Andy Byford points out the cathedral-like ceiling, the crystal-clear acoustics, the “pureness of the aesthetic” that surrounds him. The head of London’s public transport system is rhapsodizing about a subway station — part of a new line he says will be “the...

Charleston area bus service giving free rides in May

Apr. 30, 2022 11:38 AM EDT

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Residents in the Charleston area can ride buses for free beginning Sunday as the region’s public transportation system launches a campaign aimed at encouraging new ridership. Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority officials said Thursday...

Masks back by popular demand on San Francisco BART trains

Apr. 29, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A mask mandate for commuter rail passengers is back by popular demand in the San Francisco Bay Area, the region that two years ago imposed the nation’s first coronavirus stay-at-home order and now is bucking the national trend away from required face coverings. ...