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Motorcyclist ejected in crash, then fatally struck by train

Sep. 16, 2022 23:20 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A motorcyclist was struck and killed by an oncoming train in Northern California after flying from the bike during a crash and falling onto railroad tracks, officials said Friday. The crash caused major service delays for the Bay Area Rapid Transit system....

New York drops mask requirement on public transportation

Sep. 07, 2022 14:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York state is dropping its mask requirement on public transportation thanks in part to the availability of new booster shots targeting the most common strain of COVID-19, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Wednesday. Masks will be encouraged but not required on buses...

Work on closed Boston subway line about halfway complete

Sep. 02, 2022 12:40 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Half of the maintenance work scheduled to take place during a monthlong shutdown of one of the Boston public transit system's subway lines has been completed, officials said Friday. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority suspended passenger service along the...

1 injured in shooting aboard Northern California train

Aug. 26, 2022 21:11 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — One person was wounded Friday afternoon during a shooting aboard a train in Northern California and the suspect remained at-large hours later, authorities said. The person was taken to the hospital in stable condition following the incident in Oakland on a...

7 rural public transit agencies to split $3.2M

Aug. 24, 2022 04:06 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Seven agencies will split $3.2 million in federal funding that was awarded for projects aimed at improving rural public transit systems in Kentucky, officials said. The funding will go to agencies across the state that serve 36 counties, a statement Tuesday...

Montgomery to mark 66th anniversary of Bus Boycott

Aug. 21, 2022 12:11 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Montgomery is marking the 66th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott with a series of celebrations and events next week. Rosa Parks, an African-American woman, was arrested Dec. 1, 1955 after refusing to give up her seat to a white passenger on a...

Details released on extra tolls for New York City drivers

Aug. 10, 2022 17:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Drivers entering the heart of New York City would pay an extra $9 to $23 as soon as the end of next year under a plan aimed at reducing congestion in the country’s most congested city. Details on the plan, known as congestion pricing, were included in an...

Ride-sharing apps rise in Venezuela as public transit decays

Jul. 30, 2022 13:33 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Ride-sharing apps like Uber, DiDi and Lyft may have driven across much of the globe, but they haven't yet rolled into Venezuela, where U.S. sanctions and years of hyperinflation and other woes made it difficult to operate. So a handful of local...

New York moving ahead with 'congestion pricing' toll plan

Jul. 27, 2022 18:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York is inching toward becoming the first U.S. city to charge motorists an extra fee for entering its most congested areas. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority said Wednesday a long-delayed environmental assessment should be released by federal regulators...

Washington's most populous county OKs free transit for youth

Jul. 26, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — People age 18 and under will ride buses, water taxis and streetcars for free in Washington state’s most populous county starting Sept. 1. The King County Council on Thursday unanimously approved the plan, The Seattle Times reported. Introduced by...