Latest Mass transit systems News

Transit center approved for old fairgrounds site in Detroit

Nov. 24, 2021 10:02 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — An $18.6 million transit center will be constructed on the site of the former Michigan State Fairgrounds in Detroit. Detroit City Councilmembers on Tuesday approved by a 5-2 vote a plan that calls for buses and passengers to use what had been the...

DC Metro to stay on reduced service through end of the year

Nov. 22, 2021 15:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The regional train system serving the Washington, D.C., area will remain on drastically reduced service levels through at least the end of this year, as authorities grapple with a safety problem that has forced the majority of the trains out of service. ...

Man fatally shot on Los Angeles County rail platform

Nov. 22, 2021 10:02 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man shot another man to death on a Los Angeles County Metro Rail station platform and then fired at sheriff’s deputies, who shot him, the Sheriff’s Department said. A rail patron at the station in Willowbrook flagged down the deputies Sunday...

RIPTA gets $900,000 grant to help develop transit corridor

Nov. 21, 2021 12:16 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority is getting a $900,000 federal boost to develop plans for a high-capacity transit corridor to connect Central Falls to Warwick via Providence, according to the state's congressional delegation. The...

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...

US national parks to offer look into green-friendly transit

Nov. 17, 2021 14:19 PM EST

Americans may soon get a better glimpse into a future of green-friendly transportation by visiting a U.S. national park. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg signed a joint pledge Wednesday to test some of the newest and most...

Cleveland transit cop who shoved man off platform charged

Nov. 17, 2021 11:33 AM EST

CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — A Cleveland transit officer who was captured on surveillance video shoving a 68-year-old man off a rail platform and onto the tracks in February has been charged. Patrick Rivera, 41, pleaded not guilty to three charges, including first-degree...

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...

Roads, transit, internet: What's in the infrastructure plan

Nov. 15, 2021 17:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The $1 trillion infrastructure plan that President Joe Biden signed into law Monday has money for roads, bridges, ports, rail transit, safe water, the power grid, broadband internet and more. The plan promises to reach almost every corner of the...

New Yorkers won't face bus, subway fare hikes, service cuts

Nov. 15, 2021 15:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers won’t face higher fares or service cuts on buses and subways for the time being. Gov. Kathy Hochul and acting Metropolitan Transportation Authority CEO Janno Lieber said Monday the goal is to induce more people to come back to public...