Latest Mass transit systems News

TriMet to reduce bus services due to workforce shortage

Dec. 03, 2021 17:26 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — TriMet officials said this week that bus services will be reduced starting Jan. 9 because of an extreme shortage of bus operators. The Portland-area transit agency said TriMet would temporarily reduce service levels by 9%, meaning TriMet will...

Boston approves $8M to make 3 bus lines free in 2022

Dec. 02, 2021 17:13 PM EST

BOSTON, Mass. (AP) — Boston is preparing to cancel bus fares on three Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority bus lines in early 2022, using $8 million from the city's federal coronavirus relief funds. The program, which passed the City Council on Wednesday, will...

Man dies after falling from stairs at Chicago train station

Dec. 01, 2021 15:51 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A man died Wednesday after he fell from a stairway at a Chicago Transit Authority train station and plunged to the street below, police said. CTA officials said video from an internal reviewed showed the man climbed over a stair railing and fell from an...

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...

Worker shortage prompts cuts to St. Louis bus service

Nov. 28, 2021 17:45 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Bus service will be reduced in St. Louis along more than three dozen routes this week because of a significant worker shortage. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Metro Transit currently has about 150 openings it is struggling to fill with most...

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...