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Public Transportation

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  • Union official: Metro drivers forced to urinate on buses

    A union leader says Metro bus drivers in the Washington area are frequently forced to urinate while on board the bus because there's nowhere else to go. Union official James Madaras made the surprising statement Wednesday during a National Transportation...
  • Railroad regulator vows to enforce Dec. 31 safety deadline

    The nation's top railroad regulator said Wednesday she will enforce a Dec. 31 deadline for commuter and freight railroads to install safety technology that experts say could have prevented a deadly Amtrak derailment last month. Sarah Feinberg, acting...
  • Hogan to make major transportation announcement

    Hogan to make major transportation announcement
    Gov. Larry Hogan is expected to make a major announcement about "transportation infrastructure" Thursday in his first public appearance since he revealed Monday that he is being treated for cancer. The Governor's Office said Wednesday that Hogan would...
  • Union: Metro workers fear discipline for reporting problems

    Employees of Washington's Metro transit agency have become more comfortable reporting safety lapses through a program that allows them to do so anonymously, but some are still reluctant to speak out because they fear retribution, a union leader said...
  • Cook County business owners on county's borders fear hike in sales tax

    Cook County business owners on county's borders fear hike in sales tax
    Business owners and operators on all edges of the Cook County border were fearful Tuesday of an effort to raise the county sales tax rate 1 percentage point, arguing it will drive away customers who can easily travel a few extra blocks or miles to avoid...
  • Funding and travel-time concerns impede proposed L.A. streetcar line

    Funding and travel-time concerns impede proposed L.A. streetcar line
    Two and a half years ago, downtown Los Angeles residents overwhelmingly approved a new property tax to build a streetcar line through the heart of their reemerging neighborhood. Officials said the local rail loop would attract business and new development...
  • Claire Louder: Key project for Odenton OK'd in budget

    Claire Louder: Key project for Odenton OK'd in budget
    Lost in the discussion of the personal interactions and the fight over tax reductions in this year's county budget process has been the passage of a pivotal project for Odenton. Funding of the parking garage at the Odenton MARC Station has been a top...
  • Rutherford presides as Hogan works from home

    Rutherford presides as Hogan works from home
    On the day after Gov. Larry Hogan told Maryland he has an aggressive form of cancer, he stayed out of the State House but worked from the governor's mansion in between medical appointments. An aide said the governor was keeping touch with the office...
  • Cypress Creek could get elevated ramps to I-95

    Cypress Creek could get elevated ramps to I-95
    The state has released plans to fix the Cypress Creek Road interchange at Interstate 95, a notorious bottleneck because of its proximity to Andrews Avenue and the Tri-Rail tracks. The Florida Department of Transportation is proposing makeovers for all of...
  • Senate approves bill that would create toll for trucks

    The Rhode Island Senate on Tuesday approved a bill that would create a new toll on large commercial trucks to raise money for repairs to deteriorating bridges. The Senate action followed an endorsement of the proposal earlier Tuesday by the Senate...
  • Storms halt Philadelphia trains, down trees, power lines

    Storms halt Philadelphia trains, down trees, power lines
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Severe thunderstorms moving through central and eastern Pennsylvania on Tuesday downed trees and electric lines, cut power to thousands of customers and halted Amtrak service and commuter trains during Philadelphia's evening rush...