Latest Mass transit systems operation News

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...

Congressman calls for change at MBTA after Boston train fire

Jul. 23, 2022 10:38 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts congressman is calling for changes in the way the Boston-area public transit system operates after a fire on a train prompted one passenger to jump into a river and others to scramble out of windows. No one was hurt Thursday morning when the...

Investigation: Boston train fire caused by loose metal panel

Jul. 22, 2022 10:36 AM EDT

SOMERVILLE, Mass. (AP) — A fire on a Boston-area public transit train that prompted one passenger to jump into a river and others to scramble out of windows appears to have been caused by a metal panel on the train's base that came loose and touched the electrified third rail, the system's...

Passengers climb out of windows during Boston train fire

Jul. 21, 2022 15:53 PM EDT

SOMERVILLE, Mass. (AP) — One passenger jumped into a river and several others climbed out of windows when a Boston-area public transit train caught fire during the Thursday morning commute, officials said. The fire is the latest in a string of dangerous problems with the troubled system. ...

Panamanians angry over inflation press on with protests

Jul. 12, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Frustrated Panamanians have taken to the streets in protest for more than a week, building upon anger over fuel prices that have nearly doubled to show their general dissatisfaction with the government. The protests grew Tuesday despite Presient Laurentino...

Spain announces temporary taxes on banks, energy companies

Jul. 12, 2022 09:01 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez on Tuesday announced temporary taxes on banks and energy companies and promised a series of measures to help people suffering from soaring inflation and utility costs as Russia's war in Ukraine drags on. The taxes on the banks and...

Federal transit agency orders improvements to Boston system

Jun. 15, 2022 15:33 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Federal transportation officials issued a series of orders to the Boston area's troubled public transit agency Wednesday to address what they called “longstanding issues" with the system's “overall safety program and safety culture." The Federal Transit...