Latest Transportation News

NYC subway service snarled due to worker safety concerns after a conductor was slashed in the neck

Feb. 29, 2024 19:23 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Morning commutes on a New York City subway line were severely delayed Thursday after a train conductor was slashed in the neck, with transit officials blaming union members for disrupting service as they demanded safer working conditions. The attack on the conductor...

Airlines could face more fines for mishandling wheelchairs under a Biden administration proposal

Feb. 29, 2024 17:05 PM EST

The Biden administration is proposing to make it easier for the government to fine airlines for damaging or misplacing wheelchairs by making it an automatic violation of a federal law on accessible air travel. The U.S. Transportation Department also called Thursday for airlines to...

Freight train carrying corn derails near Amtrak stop in northeast Nevada, no injuries reported

Feb. 28, 2024 17:08 PM EST

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Sixteen railroad freight cars carrying corn derailed early Wednesday under a key railroad overpass in the northeast Nevada city of Elko, but no injuries were reported and no hazardous materials were involved, authorities said. The Union Pacific train derailed just...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Feb. 26, 2024 07:28 AM EST

Lincoln Journal Star. February 24, 2024. Editorial: Big criminal justice issues will need big ideas Give Omaha Sen. Justin Wayne credit for finding innovative ways to force the Legislature to take a serious look at Nebraska’s criminal justice system and,...

Man killed in New York City subway car

Feb. 23, 2024 14:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A 45-year-old man was killed in a New York City subway car early Friday morning, police said. The New York Police Department said the man was killed around 5 a.m. as he was riding a southbound D Train that was pulling into the 182-183 Streets station in the Bronx. ...

Scandinavian storm tears a roof off a Swedish train station and leaves ferries idle but no one hurt

Feb. 23, 2024 08:53 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A storm packing strong winds in Sweden tore a roof off of the main train station in Goteborg on Friday, knocking out power and temporarily halting rail traffic in and out of the country's second largest city. There were no immediate reports of injuries. ...

Container ship hits bridge in south China, killing 5 and knocking section of roadway into the water

Feb. 22, 2024 09:12 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Five people died after a large container ship hit support pillars for a bridge over a river in southern China early on Thursday, sending a section of the roadway and five vehicles crashing down. Three small trucks, a bus and a scooter fell off the bridge south of the...

What's behind Germany's transport strikes that have stranded air, rail and bus travelers?

Feb. 20, 2024 10:05 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of travelers across Germany found themselves stranded on Tuesday when ground staff walked off the job at seven of the country’s biggest airports. The one-day strike by the Ver.di labor union, which runs until 7:10 a.m. Wednesday, affects several hundred...

Burning insulation causes DC to evacuate Metro station and suspend service on multiple lines

Feb. 15, 2024 14:53 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — An insulator under a rail car caught fire Thursday, forcing the evacuation of an underground Metro station when smoke filled the station. The DC Fire and Emergency Services agency posted on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, that nine people...

Power outages hit Boston transit system during morning rush hour, stranding thousands

Feb. 15, 2024 14:43 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Thousands of commuters were left stranded around Boston Thursday during the morning rush hour, after power outages hit several lines of the beleaguered transit service. To help make up for the morning chaos, fare gates will be open at subway stations on all four...