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Barges break loose on Ohio River in Pittsburgh, damaging a marina and striking a bridge

Apr. 13, 2024 18:16 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — More than two dozen river barges broke loose from their moorings and floated down the Ohio River in Pittsburgh, striking one bridge that had already been preemptively closed and damaging a marina, officials said. The boats eventually were pinned to the riverbank or went over a...

Teaching refugee women to drive goes farther than their destination

Apr. 12, 2024 00:11 AM EDT

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — In a large, empty parking lot outside Atlanta, one car slowly careened around parking spaces. From the passenger seat, driving instructor Nancy Gobran peered over large sunglasses at her student, a 30-year-old Syrian refugee woman who was driving for one of the first...

Freight railroads ask courts to throw out new rule requiring two-person crews on trains

Apr. 11, 2024 15:44 PM EDT

Four railroads have asked federal appeals courts to throw out a new rule that would require two-person train crews in most circumstances, saying the mandate is arbitrary, capricious and an illegal abuse of discretion. The identical challenges of the Federal Railroad Administration's...

Massachusetts House budget writers propose spending on emergency shelters, public transit

Apr. 10, 2024 19:29 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts House leaders unveiled a proposed $57.9 billion state budget for the 2025 fiscal year that would include $500 million for the state’s emergency shelter system and what lawmakers say is a record investment of $555 million for the beleaguered Massachusetts Bay...

New Jersey Transit approves a 15% fare hike, the first increase in nearly a decade

Apr. 10, 2024 13:18 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit's board of directors has unanimously approved a 15% fare increase for bus and train riders, the first time its rates will rise in nearly 10 years. The increase approved Wednesday will take effect July 1. It's intended to help close a more...

Governor orders transit agency to drop bid to charge NYC Marathon $750K for use of Verrazzano bridge

Apr. 04, 2024 23:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's governor on Thursday ordered the state's transit agency to drop efforts to impose a $750,000 fee on the New York City Marathon for using the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul also encouraged the New York Road Runners, organizers of...

Maritime terminal prepares for influx of redirected ships as Baltimore bridge cleanup continues

Apr. 03, 2024 19:25 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The only maritime shipping terminal currently operating in the Port of Baltimore is preparing to process an influx of ships as crews continue clearing the mangled wreckage of the collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge. Tradepoint Atlantic will unload and process an...

Transportation officials want NYC Marathon organizers to pay $750K to cross the Verrazzano bridge

Apr. 03, 2024 17:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Marathon organizers will soon have to pay a bridge toll, just like every other commuter, if New York transit officials have their way. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is demanding the New York Road Runners, organizers of the venerable...

Freight railroads must keep 2-person crews, according to new federal rule first proposed under Obama

Apr. 02, 2024 22:55 PM EDT

Major freight railroads will have to maintain two-person crews on most routes under a new federal rule that was finalized Tuesday in a milestone in organized labor’s long fight to preserve the practice. The Transportation Department's Federal Railroad Administration released the...

Low-income subway, bus and commuter rail riders in Boston could be getting cheaper fares

Mar. 29, 2024 13:43 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Tens of thousands of lower income riders who rely on greater Boston's public transit system could soon be getting a break on their fares under a plan approved by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s board of directors. The vote was a big win for...