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Mexico City says subway crash caused by cut wires, speeding

Jan. 27, 2023 20:36 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City prosecutors said Friday that severed cables and a speeding driver were responsible for a Jan. 7 subway crash that killed one person and injured dozens. One subway train slammed into another between stations, leading city officials to suspect...

'Dropicana': Stretch of I-15 in Vegas closing for weekend

Jan. 27, 2023 17:05 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A key stretch of the main vehicle travel route between Los Angeles and Salt Lake City will be closed all weekend as part of a project to reshape a busy interchange serving the Las Vegas Strip. Nevada Department of Transportation officials say Interstate 15 will be...

Georgia DOT plans to raise Savannah bridge for larger ships

Jan. 27, 2023 12:10 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Georgia officials have signed off on a plan to raise Savannah's towering suspension bridge to make room for larger cargo ships to reach the city's busy seaport. The state Department of Transportation's board at its January meeting approved hiring a contractor...

Passengers walk through tunnel after Boston subway problem

Jan. 27, 2023 08:53 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — More than 100 passengers had to be escorted on foot through a Boston subway tunnel on Thursday night when three trains became stuck because of a signal problem, officials said. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority suspended Green Line service between Kenmore...

CSX railroad profit up 9% on higher fuel surcharges, rates

Jan. 25, 2023 19:19 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — CSX hauled in 9% more profit in the fourth quarter as the railroad hauled less cargo but charged higher shipping rates and tacked on more fuel surcharges. The Jacksonville, Florida-based railroad said Wednesday that it earned $1.02 billion, or 49 cents per...

Light at the end of the tunnel: Grand Central annex opens

Jan. 25, 2023 18:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — For decades, work on a massive rail project has been grinding 15 stories below the shuffling footsteps of millions of New Yorkers and beneath the East Hudson River and Manhattan skyscrapers. After years of delays and massive cost overruns, the enormously expensive...

Central American gangs raising fears in southern Mexico

Jan. 25, 2023 08:24 AM EST

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — With threatening phone calls, burned minibuses and at least three drivers shot to death, street gangs more closely associated with Central America are imposing their brand of terror-based extortion on public transportation drivers in southern Mexico. ...

Moore names Paul Wiedefeld Maryland transportation secretary

Jan. 24, 2023 17:08 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Wes Moore appointed Paul Wiedefeld, a former general manager and CEO of Metro, to be the state's transportation secretary Tuesday. The appointment is a significant one for the new governor, who has made transportation a top priority of his...

Officials: $78 million grant to aid safety on dangerous road

Jan. 23, 2023 17:56 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal and city officials say a new $78 million federal grant will be used to make major safety improvements along a Philadelphia boulevard called one of the most dangerous in the city. The U.S. Department of Transportation grant will be used to modernize and...

Train station's opening in Bangkok ushers in new travel era

Jan. 19, 2023 22:42 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand ushered in a new age of train travel on Thursday as Southeast Asia’s biggest railway station officially began operations. The government says the huge, modern development on the edge of central Bangkok will bolster the country’s position as a regional hub and boost its...