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Stories with subject: Mass transit systems
  • Transit officials in Peoria OK Sunday bus service 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 3:36 pm
  • PEORIA, Illinois - Peoria transportation officials have approved Sunday bus service starting in June.

  • Cherry blossoms boost Saturday Metro ridership 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 9:17 am
  • WASHINGTON - Metro says good weather and the cherry blossoms' peak bloom contributed to high ridership over the weekend.

  • AC Transit officer accused of stealing from church 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 8:25 am
  • OAKLAND, California - Prosecutors say the chief financial officer for the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District has been arrested on suspicion of embezzling more than a half-million dollars from his East Oakland church.

  • BART resumes after person removed from under train 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 9:40 pm
  • SAN FRANCISCO - Bay Area Rapid Transit officials say service is returning to normal after a passenger was rescued alive from underneath a train in San Francisco.

  • Drivers in California crash had clean records 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 8:10 pm
  • ORLAND, California - Both drivers in the fiery Northern California crash involving a FedEx truck and bus full of students had clean driving records.

  • Top Democratic lawmaker backs off 'carbon tax' 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 7:49 pm
  • SACRAMENTO, California - The state Senate leader on Monday backed off an unpopular proposal for a so-called carbon tax on consumer fuels and instead wants to dedicate billions of dollars generated by California's greenhouse gas reduction law to affordable housing, mass transit and high-speed rail.

  • Illinois gas station owners oppose fuel tax hike 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 6:50 pm
  • SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Increasing fuel taxes to pay for Illinois road construction will hurt businesses - and hit consumers at the pump, gas station owners said Monday.

  • Connecticut hopes to sell riders on bus-only route 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 4:23 pm
  • HARTFORD, Connecticut - A half-billion dollar, 9.4-mile bus-only corridor in central Connecticut is nearly a year away from opening, but officials are already in high gear as they try to persuade commuters to leave their cars at home.

  • Commuters survive first morning of Pulaski closure 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 12:31 pm
  • JERSEY CITY, New Jersey - It wasn't "car-mageddon." In fact, the first weekday commute with the inbound Pulaski Skyway closed wasn't much different from a normal Monday.

  • State transportation officials review campaign 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 3:04 am
  • ST. PETERSBURG, Florida - The state Department of Transportation has launched an investigation into how the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority spent public money to educate voters about an expanded bus system and light rail project called Greenlight Pinellas.

  • Juneau's cruise-ship stage overhaul near complete 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 7:58 pm
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - A $3 million overhaul of the staging area for Juneau's cruise ship docks is nearly complete and should be ready when the season begins in early May.

  • Rules lag to help passengers escape crashed buses 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 7:04 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Safety standards to make large buses easier for passengers to escape after a crash have not been adopted 15 years after accident investigators called for new rules.

  • Rules lag to help passengers escape crashed buses 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 5:05 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Safety standards to make large buses easier for passengers to escape after a crash have not been adopted 15 years after accident investigators called for new rules.

  • Illinois House speaker cleared in transit probe 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 3:11 pm
  • SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - An investigation into whether Illinois' powerful House speaker improperly influenced hiring at Chicago's scandal-tarnished Metra commuter rail agency found no legal violations, according to the Democratic lawmaker's office.

  • Thousands use free passes for buses, trains 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 12:22 pm
  • SALT LAKE CITY - Utah transportation officials say thousands participated in a program that offered free bus and train passes to people willing to leave their cars at home to improve air quality.

  • MARTA to increase train, bus service 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 5:46 am
  • ATLANTA - MARTA authorities say they will increase service on trains in the transit system that serves metro Atlanta.

  • NJ Transit expands 'quiet commute' program 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 5:46 pm
  • HOBOKEN, New Jersey - New Jersey Transit officials are expanding the agency's Quiet Commute program.

  • Union: No SEPTA strike in immediate future 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 4:53 pm
  • PHILADELPHIA - The head of the union representing transit workers in Philadelphia says a strike is not imminent.

  • NJ Transit to conduct top-to-bottom safety review 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 2:10 pm
  • NEWARK, New Jersey - In the wake of a commuter rail crash in New York that killed four people and left dozens injured, New Jersey Transit will undergo internal and external reviews of its safety practices and procedures.

  • NJ Transit: service to Newark resumes with delays 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 2:09 pm
  • NEWARK, New Jersey - Service has resumed in and out of Newark's Penn Station following an earlier disruption.

  • Northwest Albuquerque gets new transit center 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 10:02 am
  • ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Northwest Albuquerque is getting a new transit center.

  • Riders pleased with new Baton Rouge bus routes 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 8:19 am
  • BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The transit system in Baton Rouge has implemented new bus schedules designed to provide riders with shorter trip times and additional routes. And riders appear to be happy with the changes.

  • Pennsylvania finalizes 2014 transit projects 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 5:39 pm
  • HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The Corbett administration issued a final list Thursday of highway, bridge and mass transit improvement projects to begin this year as a result of the landmark transportation funding bill the governor signed in November, with an emphasis on repair rather than big new projects.

  • Metro hosts public hearing on proposed fare hikes 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 4:24 pm
  • ST. LOUIS - A proposed fee increase for daily light-rail users as well as long-term bus and train riders is the topic of a public hearing Tuesday night at Metro headquarters in St. Louis.

  • Report: Madigan influenced Chicago transit hiring 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 3:26 pm
  • CHICAGO - A task force asked to scrutinize metropolitan Chicago's transit agencies said it found evidence that House Speaker Michael Madigan directed Metra to hire and promote certain candidates, contributing to an environment in which corruption and mismanagement could flourish.