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Plans move forward to electrify New York City's bus fleet

Dec. 15, 2019 4:28 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's largest public bus system rolled out its first all-electric articulated bus Sunday under a plan to convert New York City's transit agency to a zero-emissions fleet by 2040. The new vehicle was deployed on one of Manhattan's busiest crosstown routes, the 14th Street busway. By...

Massachusetts lawmakers face deadline on surplus budget deal

Dec. 11, 2019 7:15 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker is urging Massachusetts lawmakers to quickly come up with a spending plan for $1 billion in surplus tax revenue. State Comptroller Andrew Maylor had threatened to transfer the entire $1 billion into the state's rainy day fund if Democratic leaders in the Massachusetts House...

T's new fare system expected to be late, over budget

Dec. 10, 2019 11:12 AM EST

The plan to modernize the Boston area public transit system's fare collection technology is expected to cost more and take years longer to implement than originally thought, agency officials said. Plans to have the technology installed by 2021 have now been pushed back to 2024, and the cost is expected to jump...

Report: Boston public transit system needs to improve safety

Dec. 9, 2019 6:47 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The public transportation system in metropolitan Boston needs to step up efforts to improve safety along its network of subways, buses and commuter rail trains. That's the finding of a panel of transit experts hired in June by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's fiscal and...

Albuquerque's new rapid service on Route 66 sees 5th crash

Dec. 8, 2019 11:05 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A fifth crash has struck Albuquerque’s new rapid transit system along the city's historic Route 66 just days into operation City officials say the accident took place Sunday across the street from El Vado Motel when a car over-corrected into a left lane and hit the...

3 Albuquerque bus, vehicle collisions during launch week

Dec. 7, 2019 10:59 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — City officials in New Mexico have confirmed no serious injuries were reported after three of Albuquerque's new buses were involved in vehicle collisions within six days of launch. The Albuquerque Journal reported Thursday that the buses are part of the Albuquerque Rapid Transit...

St. Louis-area streetcar to close soon but might reopen

Dec. 6, 2019 1:53 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A financially strapped St. Louis-area streetcar line will shut down Dec. 29 but might reopen later under new management, according to the nonprofit company that operates it. John Meyer, president of the Loop Trolley Co., said after a meeting of the firm’s board on Thursday that...

Fairfax Connector workers strike, citing stale negotiations

Dec. 5, 2019 5:26 PM EST

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Workers of Virginia's largest transit system went on strike early Thursday after contract negotiations faltered between the union and the private contractor that runs the service. Thousands of Northern Virginia bus riders faced limited service as Fairfax Connector workers —...

Colorado unveils plans for bus system serving 3 ski resorts

Dec. 4, 2019 7:03 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Colorado transportation officials unveiled plans Wednesday for a bus system that will shuttle skiers and snowboarders from Denver to three resorts in an effort to ease traffic congestion exacerbated by a recent population boom. Gov. Jared Polis said during a ceremony at Denver’s Union...

Charleston tri-county area closer to all-electric buses

Dec. 3, 2019 5:24 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The greater Charleston area’s public transportation system is a step closer to being quieter and more efficient. The Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority said Tuesday that it has received an $8.3 million U.S. Department of Transportation grant that it will use to...