Latest Mass transit systems News

NYC mayor says even he doesn't feel safe on subway system

Jan. 19, 2022 14:15 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — After a woman was pushed to her death in front of a New York City subway train beneath Times Square over the weekend, Mayor Eric Adams acknowledged to reporters Tuesday that even he didn’t feel entirely safe riding the rails. The Democrat recounted when he rode...

Woman killed in subway shove at Times Square

Jan. 19, 2022 13:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman was pushed to her death in front of a subway train at the Times Square station Saturday, police said, a little more than a week after the mayor and governor announced plans to boost subway policing and outreach to homeless people in New York City's streets and trains. ...

Vaccination mandated for commuters on Manila public transit

Jan. 17, 2022 05:30 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — People who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 were banned from riding public transport in the Philippine capital region Monday in a desperate move that has sparked protests from labor and human rights groups. The Philippines's vaccination campaign...

Atlanta transit leader CEO Jeffrey Parker dies

Jan. 15, 2022 16:48 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Jeffrey Parker, who led the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority during a time of expansion and then during the pandemic when public transportation ridership plummeted, has died, the agency announced. A spokesperson for the agency, Stephany Fisher, said that...

Hong Kong bans transit flights from over 150 countries

Jan. 14, 2022 06:47 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong International Airport said it will ban transit passengers from 150 countries and territories starting Sunday, tightening stringent travel controls in an effort to stem the spread of the highly contagious omicron variant. Authorities also said Friday they...

New York to receive $6B chunk of federal aid for transit

Jan. 12, 2022 11:59 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s subways and commuter rails are getting a $6 billion chunk of federal COVID-19 relief funds. Sen. Chuck Schumer announced Wednesday the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has received the money as part of more than $14.5 billion in overall...

Two killed when car crashes into Maryland transit bus

Jan. 08, 2022 17:11 PM EST

PIKESVILLE, Md. (AP) — Two people were killed when their vehicle struck a Maryland Transit Administration bus in Pikesville, Baltimore County police said. Authorities said a 2017 Nissan Altima traveling eastbound Thursday on Old Court Road crashed into a stopped MTA bus, police...

Omicron explosion spurs nationwide breakdown of services

Jan. 08, 2022 11:16 AM EST

Ambulances in Kansas speed toward hospitals then suddenly change direction because hospitals are full. Employee shortages in New York City cause delays in trash and subway services and diminish the ranks of firefighters and emergency workers. Airport officials shut down security checkpoints at the...

Criminal probe opened into Boston area's transit agency

Jan. 07, 2022 09:38 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors have opened a criminal investigation into the Boston area's public transit agency to determine whether there was a “lack of oversight or negligence" that contributed to a trolley crash in July that sent 27 people to the hospital. The investigation into...

Sound Transit cancels north line due to landslide on tracks

Jan. 04, 2022 08:33 AM EST

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Sound Transit has canceled its north line service between Seattle and Everett through Wednesday because of a landslide that has covered the tracks near milepost 19.6, about 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) north of Edmonds. The transit agency said Monday it plans to...