- US officials, Metro-North agree on safety equipment loan Updated: May-06-15 6:43 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Federal transportation officials and the Metropolitan Transportation Agency have agreed on a nearly $1 billion federal loan to install technology that could slow trains when necessary on the Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Railroad.
- Delays expected on San Francisco commuter trains Updated: May-06-15 3:02 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Commuters traveling by Bay Area Rapid Transit trains should expect delays Wednesday due to a deformity on a stretch of track that will require repair.
- NYC mayor laughs off emailing subway complaint to reporter Updated: May-06-15 10:28 am
NEW YORK - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is laughing off having inadvertently emailed a reporter while griping about subway delays.
- Boston public transit tests out new way to count passengers Updated: May-06-15 12:40 am
BOSTON - Boston's public transit system is testing new technology to count its commuter rail ridership and better estimate how many riders skip paying.
- Emanuel chooses 30-year transit veteran to head CTA Updated: May-05-15 11:40 am
CHICAGO - Mayor Rahm Emanuel has chosen a veteran public transportation executive to head the Chicago Transit Authority.
- Peoria transit system celebrates 45 years, fears budget cuts Updated: May-05-15 5:43 am
PEORIA, Illinois - The Greater Peoria Mass Transit District hopes state budget cuts don't ruin its 45th birthday.
- Metro trains crash in Mexico City, injuring 12 Updated: May-04-15 10:16 pm
MEXICO CITY - Two metro trains carrying passengers crashed in Mexico City on Monday, leaving at least 12 people injured, authorities said.
- Old tree transplanted at University of Michigan showing life Updated: May-04-15 7:47 am
ANN ARBOR, Michigan - A transplanted centuries-old tree on the University of Michigan campus is showing signs of life in its new home.
- Transit bus driver, 2 passengers hurt in crash with car Updated: May-01-15 11:31 am
PITTSBURGH - A transit bus has been hit by an oncoming car in Pittsburgh, injuring both drivers and two passengers aboard the bus.
- New eco-friendly buses in New Jersey bypass commuters Updated: Apr-30-15 2:08 pm
NEWARK, New Jersey - New Jersey Transit has a new fleet of environmentally friendly buses, but they're not always able to pick up all of the riders waiting for them.
- Utah County residents file petitions against bus route Updated: Apr-30-15 1:17 pm
PROVO, Utah - Eight people opposed to the Utah County Commissioners' bonding for up to $65 million for a new bus route have filed a petition for a referendum.
- Woman sues BART for excessive force during arrest Updated: Apr-29-15 11:10 am
OAKLAND, California - A San Francisco woman is suing Bay Area Rapid Transit after she says a transit officer broke bones in her face and left her bloody and unconscious.
- NJ Transit trains in and out of New York back on schedule Updated: Apr-29-15 11:04 am
NEWARK, New Jersey - New Jersey Transit says that trains into and out of New York Penn Station are operating on or close to schedule after earlier delays.
- Chicago transit agency blamed for airport train derailment Updated: Apr-28-15 3:01 pm
CHICAGO - Chicago's transit agency shares in the blame for an accident last year in which a driver fell asleep and crashed a commuter train into a platform and up an escalator at O'Hare airport, federal investigators concluded Tuesday. And they warned that, without changes, a similar accident could happen elsewhere.
- Atheist group sues transit system over refusal to run ad Updated: Apr-28-15 1:47 pm
A Pennsylvania transit system permitted churches to advertise on the sides of its buses but then refused to allow a group that doesn't believe in God to place an ad containing the word "atheists," fearing it would offend riders, according to a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday.
- Officials: 2014 a banner year for Metro-North ridership Updated: Apr-28-15 6:44 am
NEW YORK - More riders took Metro-North last year than at any point in the railroad's history.
- Freight train mishap delays Chicago-Indiana commute Updated: Apr-27-15 10:15 pm
CHICAGO - Commuter rail service to northwest Indiana from Chicago has been disrupted by an accident involving a freight train.
- T workers jam Statehouse hearing on transit overhaul Updated: Apr-27-15 6:26 pm
BOSTON - Unionized MBTA employees packed a Statehouse hearing room on Monday as state transportation officials and members of a review panel appointed by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker outlined recommendations for shaking up the troubled Boston-area transit system.
- NY transit officials: Budget gap could cause 15 percent hike Updated: Apr-27-15 6:03 pm
NEW YORK - New Yorkers could face a 15 percent fare and toll increase if the state legislature doesn't fund the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's $15 billion budget hole, a transit official said Monday.
- Commuters to get chance to weigh in on NJ Transit fares Updated: Apr-25-15 9:53 am
TRENTON, New Jersey - Commuters in New Jersey who take nearly 1 million trips on the state transit agency's trains, buses and light rail cars each week are facing a roughly 9 percent fare increase.
- Providence bus tunnel closed for maintenance Updated: Apr-25-15 4:37 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A bus tunnel that runs under College Hill in Providence will be closed for maintenance, and several bus routes will be detoured.
- NJ Transit proposes taking out $300 million loan Updated: Apr-24-15 7:10 pm
NEWARK, New Jersey - New Jersey Transit is considering taking out a $300 million line of credit with a Canadian bank to cover expenses as the state awaits federal funds.
- NJ Transit putting cameras on light rail trains for safety Updated: Apr-24-15 4:40 pm
NEWARK, New Jersey - NJ Transit light rail trains are adding additional security measures after security concerns and recent cellphone robberies.
- Boston transit agency offers free rides because of snow woes Updated: Apr-24-15 3:52 pm
BOSTON - Riders enjoyed a day of free fares on the city's public transit system Friday as a token of appreciation following a winter of disastrous breakdowns, but many noted the goodwill gesture wouldn't mean much unless service improved going forward.
- New York to get nearly $1B loan to make commuter rail safer Updated: Apr-24-15 2:46 pm
NEW YORK - The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the nation's largest commuter rail network, is on track to receive a nearly $1 billion federal loan for safety improvements meant to avoid a repeat of a 2013 derailment that killed four people, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday.