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Shanghai to reopen subways in easing of COVID lockdown

May. 19, 2022 07:02 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The locked-down Chinese metropolis of Shanghai will reopen four of its 20 subway lines Sunday as it slowly eases pandemic restrictions that have kept most residents in their housing complexes for more than six weeks. The city will also restart 273 bus lines...

Bus drivers demanding 10% pay hike strike in Iranian capital

May. 16, 2022 16:15 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Bus drivers in Tehran seeking a 10% wage increase walked off the job Monday, paralyzing parts of the city, local media reported, the latest civic demonstration in Iran amid growing public frustration with food price spikes and mounting economic pressures. Mayor...

Years late, London's 'game-changer' subway line set to open

May. 12, 2022 05:32 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Andy Byford points out the cathedral-like ceiling, the crystal-clear acoustics, the “pureness of the aesthetic” that surrounds him. The head of London’s public transport system is rhapsodizing about a subway station — part of a new line he says will be “the...

Charleston area bus service giving free rides in May

Apr. 30, 2022 11:38 AM EDT

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Residents in the Charleston area can ride buses for free beginning Sunday as the region’s public transportation system launches a campaign aimed at encouraging new ridership. Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority officials said Thursday...

Masks back by popular demand on San Francisco BART trains

Apr. 29, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A mask mandate for commuter rail passengers is back by popular demand in the San Francisco Bay Area, the region that two years ago imposed the nation’s first coronavirus stay-at-home order and now is bucking the national trend away from required face coverings. ...

Airlines want to bring back passengers banned over masks

Apr. 21, 2022 17:12 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Remember all those thousands of passengers that airlines banned for not wearing face masks? Now the airlines want them back — or at least, most of them. And leaders of unions that represent flight attendants are reacting with outrage. American,...

Justice Dept. to appeal order voiding travel mask mandate

Apr. 21, 2022 00:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is filing an appeal seeking to overturn a judge’s order that voided the federal mask mandate on planes and trains and in travel hubs, officials said. The notice came minutes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention asked the...

Justice Dept. to appeal order voiding travel mask mandate

Apr. 20, 2022 22:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is filing an appeal seeking to overturn a judge’s order that voided the federal mask mandate on planes and trains and in travel hubs, officials said Wednesday. The notice came minutes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Connecticut drops face mask mandate on buses, 2 rail lines

Apr. 20, 2022 18:33 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Department of Transportation announced Wednesday it is making face masks optional on buses and commuter rail lines after the federal Transportation Security Administration this week ended enforcement of a mask mandate. The nation’s federal...

Feds will appeal mask ruling only if mandate still needed

Apr. 19, 2022 19:50 PM EDT

The Justice Department said Tuesday it will not appeal a federal district judge’s ruling that ended the nation’s federal mask mandate on public transit unless the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention believes the requirement is still necessary. In a statement released a day...