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Mexico City brings charges against 10 in subway collapse

Oct. 18, 2021 22:25 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City prosecutors announced Monday they have brought criminal charges against 10 “individuals and companies” for construction and design defects that caused an elevated subway line to collapse in May, killing 26 people. Ulises Lara, the...

DC suspends most of its Metro trains over safety issue

Oct. 18, 2021 21:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington's regional Metro system abruptly pulled more than half its fleet of trains from service early Monday morning over a lingering problem with the wheels and axles that caused a dramatic derailing last week. The ruling promises to complicate daily travel and...

Mexico City: criminal charges brought in subway collapse

Oct. 14, 2021 20:22 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City prosecutors announced Thursday they will bring criminal charges shortly against “several people and companies” for construction and design defects that caused an elevated subway line to collapse in May, killing 26 people. Ernestina...

Metro train derails in Virginia, service suspended in area

Oct. 13, 2021 12:51 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — A Metro train derailed near the Arlington Cemetery station Tuesday and service remains suspended in the area Wednesday, the transit agency said. Metro said firefighters and Metro Transit police officers helped about 200 passengers off the train...

Rail link to LaGuardia Airport put on hold after criticism

Oct. 12, 2021 18:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A $2 billion project to build a rail link connecting New York City to LaGuardia Airport was officially put on hold Tuesday, after weeks of criticism from public officials and a lawsuit from neighborhood and environmental groups. In a news release, the...

Gov. Baker names new 7-member board of directors for MBTA

Oct. 07, 2021 16:37 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker announced Thursday that he has appointed a new seven-member board of directors for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority that are taking over leadership of the system from a temporary body created to help stabilize the transit agency. ...

Summer storms were a climate-change wake-up call for subways

Oct. 07, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When the remnants of Hurricane Ida dumped record-breaking rain on the East Coast this month, staircases leading into New York City’s subway tunnels turned into waterfalls. In Philadelphia, a commuter line along the Schuylkill River was washed out for...

Crane collapse at Chicago station halts city train lines

Oct. 06, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Several city train lines were halted Wednesday after a crane collapsed at a Chicago Transit Authority station on the city’s North Side, according to authorities. No major injuries were immediately reported. Chicago fire officials...

Operator involved in Boston trolley crash pleads not guilty

Oct. 06, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The operator of a Boston-are light rail train that crashed into the rear of another train in July, sending more than two dozen people to the hospital, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to two criminal charges. Owen Turner, 50, was released on personal...

Family hurt in escalator malfunction sues transit agency

Oct. 01, 2021 08:57 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A family from Louisiana injured when an escalator at a Boston train station malfunctioned has sued the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and a contractor. Karson and Holly Bethay and their two children, of Metairie, Louisiana, suffered “multiple...