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Public Transportation

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  • Wisconsin lawmakers approve higher speed limit, booze sample

    Wisconsin drivers will be able to go faster in their cars, and snag free samples of hard liquor on their way home, under a pair of bills passed with bipartisan support in the Legislature on Tuesday. Both measures are limited in their scope. The speed...
  • NY congressman asking feds to investigate railroad crossings

    Federal regulators should do a "deep dive" investigation aimed at reducing deaths and injuries at railroad crossings, a New York congressman said Tuesday. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney said he will ask the Federal Railroad Administration this week to...
  • 2 dead in head-on crash with Hebron school bus

    2 dead in head-on crash with Hebron school bus
    PLEASANT TOWNSHIP – Two people were killed and three people, including two students, suffered minor injuries when a Hebron school bus and a pickup truck were involved in a head-on collision late Tuesday morning. The driver and passenger in the...
  • Canada safety board says tank car standards needed sooner

    Canada needs to implement tougher standards for oil trains earlier than a 2025 target, the transportation safety board said Tuesday. The government proposed tougher standards for tank cars this month in response to a string of fiery crashes. The new...
  • Metra marketing wins advertising award

    Metra's online promotion of the commuter rail service as a way to get to summer activities has been awarded a Silver ADDY award from the American Advertising Federation. The 2014 online banner campaign was created by Staples Marketing and Metra's...
  • NJ Transit offers extra buses to St. Patrick's Parade

    New Jersey Transit is making it easier to get to and from New York City's St. Patrick's Parade. NJ Transit has added extra buses to several routes in northern New Jersey Tuesday. Those buses will operate a few minutes ahead of regularly scheduled trips,...
  • Local Officials Say Bill Would Preclude Local Control Near Transit Stations

    NEWINGTON — Local officials and groups that represent municipalities are sounding the alarm over a bill they fear would strip towns and cities of control over development near train and CTfastrak stations. At issue is legislation proposed by Gov....
  • Metro-North, LIRR impose St. Patrick's Day alcohol ban

    The Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad are running extra trains for commuters heading to New York City's St. Patrick's Day Parade, but alcohol is forbidden on trains, platforms and in rail stations. The ban on alcohol, open or closed, extends...
  • Steve Schmitt, longtime advocate for car-free lifestyle, dies

    Steve Schmitt, longtime advocate for car-free lifestyle, dies
    The legacy of Steve Schmitt can be seen on Lehigh Valley roads. An advocate for car-free living for two decades, Schmitt championed the shared-road markings painted on the streets. He pushed for bicycle racks strapped to public buses for workers who...
  • Track fire in Queens disrupts subway service

    The MTA says a track fire disrupted service on the No. 7 subway line between Queens and Manhattan for about 20 minutes. No injuries were reported. MTA spokesman Kevin Ortiz says service was restored around 10 a.m. Tuesday. Fire units had responded at...
  • Utility problem on MD 176 in Severn

    Utility problem on MD 176 in Severn
    A utility problem on MD 176 East in Severn at Hawkins Drive has closed the eastbound right traffic lane and eastbound shoulder at 8:52 a.m. on Tuesday, according to the state Department of Transportation. The center turn lanes are bi-directional due to...