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NTSB issues safety alert to subways, rail over wheel defect

Dec. 01, 2021 14:52 PM EST

The National Transportation Safety Board on Wednesday issued a safety alert to subway systems and commuter railroads over a wheelset problem that led to a derailment in the nation’s capital, saying the defect is difficult to detect and potentially devastating. The...

Woman beaten on train in latest SEPTA violence

Dec. 01, 2021 13:56 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia transit officials say a woman was beaten by two juveniles on a train Tuesday evening, just hours after hundreds of people gathered at a rally prompted by an attack on the train last month. The rally against Asian American hate was...

Officials: Sides reach tentative pact in Reno bus strike

Dec. 01, 2021 10:14 AM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A union for drivers and the operator of metro Reno's transit bus system say they've reached a tentative agreement to settle a contract dispute that dramatically reduced service during the past three weeks. Officials of Teamsters Local 533 and Keolis...

Is travel safe during the pandemic this holiday season?

Nov. 22, 2021 13:25 PM EST

Is travel safe during the pandemic this holiday season? It depends. It can be safe if you're fully vaccinated against COVID-19, but officials say people who haven't gotten the shots should delay travel. Regardless of vaccination status, all travelers...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Nov. 22, 2021 10:11 AM EST

Dubuque Telegraph Herald. Nov. 21, 2021. Editorial: Dubuque community thankful for John Deere, its workers This week, as people from all walks of life take a moment to reflect on all they have to be grateful for, many in our community will give thanks...

Governors abandon pact to reduce transportation pollution

Nov. 18, 2021 19:36 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker is abandoning his administration's ambitious plan to create a multi-state compact aimed at dramatically reducing transportation pollution after the deal failed to gain traction in other states. The announcement comes after Democratic...

NJ Transit adds service to airport, parade and shopping

Nov. 18, 2021 12:24 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit is adding buses and trains over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend to get passengers to the airport, parade and shopping centers. Early getaway rail and bus service will be available starting Wednesday to accomodate increased travel...

Universities to buses: Tennessee COVID law exemptions sought

Nov. 16, 2021 17:52 PM EST

NASHVILLE Tenn. (AP) — Universities, transportation agencies and the operator of a national laboratory are among those landing exemptions to a new Tennessee law that strictly limits or prohibits most government entities and businesses from implementing COVID-19 prevention mandates. For...

Ferry, bus lanes could replace shelved LaGuardia rail link

Nov. 16, 2021 16:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A new effort to find a mass-transit solution for LaGuardia Airport after a $2 billion rail link project was put on hold amid criticism from public officials will look at options including ferry service, a subway extension and dedicated bus lanes. The...

Michelle Wu sworn in as Boston’s first woman elected mayor

Nov. 16, 2021 15:13 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Michelle Wu was sworn in Tuesday as Boston’s first woman and first person of color elected mayor in the city's long history. The swearing-in of the city's first Asian American mayor came two weeks after Wu won the city's mayoral election. Before Wu,...