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Public Transportation

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  • Don't convert Orange Line to light rail, build new transit instead

    Don't convert Orange Line to light rail, build new transit instead
    Just 10 years after the Orange Line opened in the San Fernando Valley, Metro officials are beginning to consider whether to convert the busway into a light-rail line — at a cost of $1.2 billion to $1.7 billion. Never mind that other parts of the...
  • Enfield Officials Recognize Thompsonville Businesses Wednesday

    Enfield Officials Recognize Thompsonville Businesses Wednesday
    ENFIELD – About 50 local business leaders and town staff met Wednesday morning for the second annual Thompsonville Partners event, held to recognize businesses in Thompsonville. Assistant town manager of development services Courtney Hendricson...
  • Emergency roadwork cleared from Roland Avenue

    Emergency roadwork cleared from Roland Avenue
    The Baltimore City Department of Transportation said on Friday that Roland Avenue is open at 40th Street with the clearing of Thursday night emergency roadwork. The Maryland Transit Administration reported at 9:12 a.m. that trains, buses and mobility...
  • Lagging state funding threatens South Bend bus services

    Olethea Ramsey stood outside the Transpo South Street station Wednesday afternoon, leaning against her zebra print wheeled backpack waiting for the No. 8 bus to arrive. She was on the second leg of her trip from her home to Ivy Tech Community College,...
  • Red Line racism?

    Red Line racism?
    Letters such as "Red Line's unanswered questions" (April 12) infuriate me because the historic problem in Baltimore with light rail was always who would use it rather than who wouldn't. By that I mean white suburbanites don't want inner city black...
  • Enfield bus service spells out hygiene rules for passengers

    New rules for an Enfield bus service forbid clipping nails, brushing teeth and changing a baby's diapers. The Journal Inquirer reports (http://bit.ly/1G3S73V ) that Social Services Director Pamela Brown said that because of "soiling incidents" on buses...
  • 'Close-call' reporting adopted by Metra, US officials

    Metra employees will now be able to anonymously report operating-rule violations or errors to that have an impact on safety. Leaders of the transit system and its unions signed an agreement Thursday with the Federal Railroad Administration to adopt a...
  • Metro officials to conduct train evacuation drill in Md.

    Metro officials say they'll be conducting a full-scale emergency response drill at the Greenbelt station this weekend. Metro says Sunday's drill will last from 8 a.m. to approximately 1 p.m. Metro says it will involve Metro Transit Police, officials...
  • Metro halted Crenshaw rail line construction after safety violations

    Metro halted Crenshaw rail line construction after safety violations
    All construction on the $2.1-billion Crenshaw Line was halted for four days recently after transportation officials witnessed a series of safety violations that escalated in severity, officials told The Times.  The shutdown began Thursday and work...
  • Volunteers canvas Gary for bike, walker safety

    Volunteers canvas Gary for bike, walker safety
    — Platoons of bike riders and walkers scoured the city Thursday to document accessibility challenges on city streets and sidewalks. In all, the groups completed 12 routes across the city from Miller to Glen Park to the west side. Several...
  • Metra, unions OK whistleblower-type program

    Metra, unions OK whistleblower-type program
    Metra, railroad unions and the Federal Railroad Administration on Thursday announced the start of a whistleblower-type program to allow crew members to confidentially report unsafe conditions or violations of operating rules. The FRA directed Metra to...