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Hartsfield-Jackson launches project to reduce wait times for Plane Train people-mover, add capacity

79 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Public transport Train station Train Delta Air Lines Airport World's busiest airport Atlanta World's busiest airports by passenger traffic
Bus trips off to rocky start for North Hills schools
North Hills School District administrators described it as the “perfect storm.”
43 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Bus Public transport Road High school Minibus Bus stop Bus transport School bus
New York party promoter says suicide attempt was ‘spur of the moment’
Domonique Echeverria lost her arm and leg when she jumped in front of a moving J train last November.
78 points by New York Post | Train station Railway platform James St. James Disco Bloodbath Public transport Transport Train Suicide
Metro votes to hold public hearings on cuts to late-night service
A Metro Board committee voted Thursday to hold public hearings to discuss deep cuts to late-night service that would give maintenance crews more time to repair the subway system. Metro offered four options that would provide an extra eight hours a week for track work and maintenance. Three of the ...
43 points by The Washington Times | Public transport Public transport timetable Rapid transit Rail transport Commuter rail Airport Mark Ovenden
Transit authority adds bus route, changes service on 27 others
Find out if your trip will be affected beginning Nov. 6
14 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Southern United States Bus Bus rapid transit Taxicab Public transport Double-decker bus Buses Minibus
D-Line service to be suspended in Englewood, Littleton most of Sunday
Light rail service on the D-Line between Englewood and Mineral stations will be suspended for much of Sunday so that crews can perform wire repairs on the track.
3 points by The Denver Post | Train station Railway platform Rapid transit Public transport Rail transport Tram Light rail Metro station
Amtrak train strikes, kills pedestrian in Northbrook
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a train near the Northbrook Metra station shortly after 4 p.m. today, a Northbrook spokeswoman said.As emergency personnel investigate the death of the pedestrian, identified only as female, traffic is being directed by police away from the area of Shermer...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Milwaukee District/North Line Metra Union Station Public transport Train station Amtrak Traffic Train
Metra: Trains delayed after pedestrian struck by Amtrak train
Metra trains on the Milwaukee District North Line were delayed Thursday afternoon after a pedestrian was reportedly struck by an Amtrak train.
13 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Metra Milwaukee District/North Line Union Station Chicago Amtrak Public transport Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul and Pacific Railroad Northbrook
Central Arkansas agency gets federal funding for bus service
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A central Arkansas agency is receiving more than $1.6 million in federal funding to improve bus services. The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration announced on Thursday nearly $211 million in funding nationwide as part of its bus and bus facilities grant program. The ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Public transport Bus Natural gas Public transport bus service Transport Bus stop Washington D.C. Arkansas
RTA millage supporters get out the vote in Ferndale
As campaign starts, advocates describe transportation challenges for disabled people and those trying to get to work.        
183 points by Detroit Free Press | Bus Public transport Metro Detroit Commuter rail Rapid transit Oakland County Michigan Michigan Transit police
Traffic tailbacks lengthen wait for Eid holidaymakers at bus terminals
Dhaka Medical College Hospital intern Ashik Talukder was waiting at Kalyanpur to catch a Shyamoli Paribahan bus to Naogaon on Thursday.
258 points by | Public transport Bus stop Bangladesh Train station Justin Long Town Public transport bus service Chi McBride
San Francisco to install mini Bay Bridge bus ramp
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A miniature version of the Bay Bridge will soon serve as part of a San Francisco bus ramp. The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/2bVcNO7 ) that the small version of the bridge's eastern span will cost $22 million and allow buses to drive directly between the ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | San Francisco San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge Golden Gate Bridge Suspension bridge Bridge Public transport Bus English-language films
Airport tax cut brings planes, but revenue yet to take off
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) - A city's steep tax cut has succeeded in getting more planes to park at the local airport. But officials are still waiting for tax revenues to grow. The Daily Press newspaper on Tuesday reported (http://bit.ly/2bR5wie) that city officials in Newport News expect proceeds to increase ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Taxation Virginia Hampton Roads Newspaper Public finance Public transport Time Airport
Metro Detroit voters urged to OK transit plan
Ballot question for Region Transit Authority, millage to be decided Nov. 8       
-1 points by The Detroit News | Metro Detroit Detroit Public transport Michigan Oakland County Michigan Wayne State University Rail transport Airport
Group to urge metro Detroit voters to OK transit plan
Ballot question for Region Transit Authority, millage to be decided Nov. 8       
-1 points by The Detroit News | Metro Detroit Detroit Public transport Michigan Oakland County Michigan Wayne State University Rail transport Airport
EDITORIAL: On the road again
County seeks voter support for tax hike
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Inflation Consumer price index Price index Tax Gasoline Price indices Grand Central Parkway Public transport
MTA pushes new jobs plan for New Yorkers to build new subway cars
The next subway car model could be made for New Yorkers, by New Yorkers.
501 points by Daily News | New York City New York City Subway Public transport Train New York Think tank MTA Regional Bus Operations Train station
Primary survey: 3 GOP House incumbents face two challengers in Weare, Deering
Gary HopperParty: RepublicanAge: 59Town of residence: WeareOccupation: grandfatherIncumbent? If so, how many terms? 6+Do you support . . .Commuter rail funding? NoProviding more state money for higher education? NoPro-gun legislation, such as constitutional carry? YesReauthorizing Medicaid expansion...
5 points by Concord Monitor | Minimum wage Employment Conservatism Public transport Wage Hippocratic Oath United States Constitution Commuter rail
Primary survey: Three Republicans vie for Epsom, Pittsfield House seat
David J. PalfreyParty: RepublicanAge: 78Town of Residence: EpsomOccupation: retired from a career in bankingIncumbent? Served in House of Representatives from 2008 through 2012Do you support . . .Commuter rail funding? I do not support commuter rail funding as studies have shown it would require a...
3 points by Concord Monitor | United States House of Representatives Cannabis Law Legality of cannabis by country Legal and medical status of cannabis United States Congress Public transport United States Constitution
Eid holidaymakers throng Dhaka's railway station
The great Eid rush has picked up at the central railway station in Dhaka on Thursday, the last working day before the holidays.
263 points by | Dhaka Bangladesh Train Train station Holiday Prime minister Public transport Trains
Cops: Death of BU student hit by train is accidental
The tragic death of a 17-year-old Boston University freshman from China, who apparently was hit by a commuter rail train as he walked along the tracks, appears to have been accidental, MBTA police said yesterday.Transit police Superintendent Richard Sullivan declined to release the student’s name because the investigation is continuing, but he said foul play is not suspected.
-1 points by Boston Herald | University Rail transport Public transport Train Locomotive Multiple unit Fenway Park Commuter rail
Brooklyn-Queens BQX trolley has overwhelming support: poll
The $2.5 billion route would run through more than a dozen neighborhoods between Sunset Park, Brooklyn, and Astoria, Queens.
288 points by Daily News | Bus Rapid transit Sustainable transport Train Tram Trolleybus Queens Public transport
Light Rail service to be suspended in Baltimore this weekend for track repairs
Light rail service will be suspended this weekend along Mt. Royal Avenue in Baltimore for track repairs, the Maryland Transit Administration said Monday. The shutdown, which will close the Camden Yards, Lexington Market, Mt. Royal and North Avenue stations, will begin 6 p.m. Friday and last until...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Baltimore Light Rail Oriole Park at Camden Yards Rapid transit Baltimore Maryland Public transport Sunday Maryland Transit Administration
MTA to close 3 Brooklyn R train stations for 6-month renovations
Three R train stations in Brooklyn are getting makeovers this year, and it'll force riders to use other stops for six months, the MTA said.
-1 points by Daily News | Public transport New York City Subway Bus Train station Minibus Transport Tram New York City
Ride-hailing apps are killing taxis. Is public transit next?

-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Bus Public transport Bus stop Sustainable transport Public transport bus service Public transport timetable Rapid transit
Metro board latches on to wheelchair securing issues
Concerns over properly securing wheelchairs and passengers leads Metro to prepare upcoming discussion of how to better train bus operators and eliminate growing concerns voiced by disabled riders
-1 points by The Houston Chronicle | Public transport Bus Wheelchair Disability Bus stop Board of directors Public transport timetable Transit police
Missing woman found after Good Samaritan sends tip
A missing Westchester woman last seen in Manhattan was found when a Good Samaritan recognized her at LaGuardia Airport and called police, officials said. Veronica Hallock, 24, had been missing since Tuesday when she took a Metro North train into the city without telling her family, who reported her missing. She was last seen in...
12 points by New York Post | New York City Manhattan Metro-North Railroad Grand Central Terminal New York City Subway Amtrak Hudson River Public transport
Port Authority gives $32B NYC construction projects green light
The Port Authority approved a sweeping $32.2 billion capital plan for a host of big-buck construction projects on Thursday.
3 points by Daily News | Project management Project Management Construction Public transport Planning Bus stop Plan
Man searches for owner of wedding ring found in LIRR parking lot
He’s looking for his one true — owner.
10 points by Daily News | Railway platform Public transport Wedding ring Train station Nassau County New York Wedding Train Ring finger
NYC transit workers ratify new MTA contract increasing raises
The city’s transit workers voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to approve their union’s latest contract with the MTA.
227 points by Daily News | Commuter rail Rail transport New York City Subway Voting system Public transport Voting Rapid transit Transport Workers Union of America
Children OK after school bus strikes pickup in central Las Vegas
A crash involving a school bus and a truck has lanes closed near Martin Luther King Boulevard and Washington Avenue Wednesday morning.
3 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Road Bus London Lane Martin Luther King Jr. Traffic Public transport Criminal Investigation Department
Winter Park Express ski train hosts 15,000 riders in first half of the season
The Winter Park Express ski train has ferried more than 15,000 passengers between Denver and Winter Park ski area in the first-half of its debut season.
44 points by The Denver Post | Locomotive Amtrak Rail transport Union Pacific Railroad Winter Park Resort Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Public transport California Zephyr
Metra: Pedestrian struck by train near Long Lake
A person was struck by a Metra train on the Milwaukee District North line late Monday near the Long Lake station in the northwest suburbs.
12 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Metra Milwaukee District/North Line Public transport Train Train station Chicago Union Station Amtrak
RTA riders rally for reopening of Public Square to buses
Local transit advocates want to see city government take action to reopen Superior Avenue to buses before it's too late. Watch video CLEVELAND, Ohio - Only eight days remain before the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority will be forced to pay the federal government $12 million for not running buses through Public Square. Local transit advocates want to see city government take action to reopen Superior Avenue through Public Square to buses before it's too late. In a rally at City Hall before tonight's Cleveland City Council meeting, Clevelanders for Public Transit, a local riders' organization, called for members of council to force Mayor Frank Jackson to reopen Public Square to buses. Roughly 25 people attended.  "We're trying to make sure they still know we're here," Akshai Singh, a member of Clevelanders for Public Transit, said during the rally. "If they don't decide to move on the Mayor, they're really abdicating their power."  Transit advocates pack City Hall to call for the reopening of Public Square to buses. pic.twitter.com/LU0S8l7zaT -- Ginger Christ (@GChristCLE) February 14, 2017 The group wants to see council take issue with Mayor Jackson's decision to close the square without first seeking council's approval.  A number of city councilmen have spoken out about Public Square but no actual action has been taken to reopen the stretch of Superior Avenue that runs through the square.  "We've sat on the sidelines for too long. When is City Council going to step up?" said Councilman Zack Reed.  Councilman Jeff Johnson said the closing of the square is harming the poor, working class people who rely on public transit to get to work.  "RTA riders are being missed in this discussion," Johnson said. "Somebody needs to talk about them before we talk about why we're keeping it closed." In keeping buses from the square, RTA riders - especially the elderly - are struggling to make connections and are being forced to walk across an empty and dark square, said Yvonka Hall, outreach director for the Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus. "For our young people, that is not okay, and that is not right," Hall said. "We have to change our priorities on how the City of Cleveland treats the citizens of Cleveland."  Clevelanders for Public Transit also has filed a Title VI complaint with the Federal Transit Administration alleging that the closing of Public Square has a disparate impact on African Americans.  RTA and the city RTA last week received a letter from the FTA alerting them that the FTA had received a Title VI complaint against the city over the closure of Public Square to buses and was beginning an investigation into that claim. Title VI complaints involve alleged violations of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. RTA traffic and safety studies support reopening Public Square to buses What's been happening The square has been closed to buses since Aug. 1 when Mayor Jackson chose to ban buses in favor of a unified Public Square. Mayor Jackson has said he would reopen the square to bus traffic if there was no way to keep it closed without harming RTA's operations or bottom line, and if RTA addresses the city's safety concerns. RTA is on the clock from the FTA to either reopen Superior Avenue through the square to buses or to repay  $12 million in federal grants it received for the the Euclid Corridor Transportation Project by Feb. 21. Because the city will not permit buses to cross Public Square, RTA is not upholding its end of a funding deal it made for the Euclid Corridor Transportation Project, the FTA asserts. The Euclid Corridor Transportation Project established the HealthLine, which runs down Euclid Avenue and ends in Public Square. Mayor Jackson has said RTA has not been acting in good faith about Public Square and, ultimately, has slowed down the process of reopening the square.  The mayor said he will not reopen the square to buses until potential terrorist threats are addressed and a safety mitigation plan is established. And that means going beyond what K & J Consulting assessed in a security study RTA had it complete on the square. 
30 points by The Plain Dealer | Cleveland Downtown Cleveland Euclid Avenue Cuyahoga County Ohio HealthLine Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority Louis Stokes Station at Windermere Public transport
Cuomo's executive budget quietly slashes MTA funds by $65M
The suffering subway, bus and rail system may have less money to move New Yorkers.
1314 points by Daily News | Public transport Rail transport
Huntington Park councilwoman's consulting business raises questions about possible conflicts of interest
Karina Macias said she saw a business opportunity shortly after being elected to the Huntington Park City Council. She decided to become a political consultant and parlay her connections throughout the community to help raise campaign contributions for other aspiring candidates.  So far, she’s...
560 points by Los Angeles Times | Bus Public transport Bus stop Political campaign Bus transport Political corruption Minibus Trolleybus
'This is the worst I have seen': California's roads are in dire shape, says former Caltrans director
In more than four decades as a top transportation planner in California, Will Kempton says the state’s roads have never been in as bad condition as they are right now. Kempton, 69, who is retiring as executive director of the advocacy group Transportation California, said he is “frustrated and...
6285 points by Los Angeles Times | Road Indirect tax Board of directors Taxation in the United States California Tax Public transport Finance
Man jumps in front of oncoming Bronx subway train, dies at scene
An unhinged man died after leaping in front of an oncoming subway train in the Bronx early Saturday, officials said.
569 points by Daily News | Public transport Manhattan Rail transport Rapid transit Commuter rail New York City Subway Light rail Train station
Two killed, another severely injured by trains across city
A man was struck and killed by a downtown D train in a Harlem subway station on Friday, police said.
418 points by Daily News | Manhattan Train station New York City Subway New York City Frederick Douglass Train Public transport Rail transport
Slow to create transit safety agency, Maryland loses federal funds
The federal government announced Friday that it will withhold millions in transportation funding from Maryland.Maryland, together with Virginia and Washington, D.C., missed a deadline Thursday to create a new safety agency to oversee the Washington-area Metro rail system, despite agreeing more...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Washington D.C. United States Rail transport Federal government of the United States Fiscal year Rapid transit Commuter rail Public transport
Man starts fire on Hong Kong train, 18 hurt
At least 13 people were injured Friday evening in a fire on a metro train in Hong Kong, police said.
527 points by CNN | MTR Tsim Sha Tsui Train station Public transport Rapid transit Executive Council of Hong Kong Rail transport Tsuen Wan Line
Metra train strikes pedestrian near Cicero
A pedestrian was struck by a Metra train Friday evening near west suburban Cicero.
6 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Metra Chicago Downers Grove Illinois BNSF Railway Line Public transport Train Train station Amtrak
Amtrak train stalled 5 hours in Bronx; wire problem blamed
NEW YORK (AP) — Passengers aboard a Boston-bound Amtrak train said Friday they were stuck in New York City overnight for about five hours without heat.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Amtrak Boston Acela Express Public transport Downeaster Lake Shore Limited Providence/Stoughton Line New York City
Nevada county declares emergency after earthen dam fails
ELKO, Nev. (AP) — A rural northeast Nevada county declared a state of emergency Thursday after an earthen dam failed, releasing fast-moving water that forced trains to reroute and closed part of a washed out state highway near the Utah…
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Locomotive Rail transport Rail tracks Flood Railroad car Third rail Public transport Nevada
The Latest: Mudslide halts Seattle to Everett train service
SEATTLE (AP) - The Latest on a winter snow and ice storm in Washington (all times local): 5:15 p.m. A mudslide in north Seattle has canceled Sound Transit commuter rail service and Amtrak train passenger service between Seattle and Everett. Sound Transit officials said Thursday afternoon that service would resume ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Washington King County Washington Cascade Range New York State Thruway Rail transport Commuter rail Amtrak Public transport
'In the final stages' of procuring bus shelters, Harford Transit LINK head tells County Council
The installation of bus stop shelters throughout Harford County in areas served by Harford Transit LINK, starting with the train station in Aberdeen, could finally start in the coming months, pending state and county approval of a bid to install those shelters. "We are actually in the final stages,"...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Harford County Maryland Bus stop Aberdeen Public transport Baltimore County Maryland Britain in Bloom University of Aberdeen Aberdeen Airport
Denver plans to repay Union Station tax debt sooner, saving RTD $134 million
The development boom that is sprouting a neighborhood around Denver's Union Station project spiked property and sales tax proceeds years ahead of schedule. officials say.
509 points by The Denver Post | Tax Public transport Railway platform Train station Regional Transportation District FasTracks Consumption tax Value added tax
Well-paid San Francisco janitor spends time in closet: report
A janitor who took home an annual paycheck of more than $271,000 was caught hiding in a closet during hours he should have been working.
1331 points by Daily News | Bay Area Rapid Transit Montgomery Street Station Scrubs Muni Metro Public transport Powell Street Station Janitor According to Jim
2 men sought in shooting at Denver light rail station
DENVER (AP) - Denver police are looking for two men suspected of robbing and then killing a man at a light rail station. Police say the victim was at the Regional Transportation District station on Sheridan Boulevard at around 1 a.m. Tuesday when two masked men with backpacks approached him ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Train station English-language films Railway platform Transport Public transport Rapid transit Amtrak Bus stop
Damen entrance to IMD Blue Line station closed for construction
The Damen entrance to the Illinois Medical District CTA Blue Line station on the Near west Side will be closed for construction for three months.
-2 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Blue Line Bus Chicago 'L' Brown Line Accessibility Chicago Transit Authority Wheelchair Public transport