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Public Transportation

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  • Evanston officials spread word about start of Purple Line pilot program

    Evanston officials are reaching out to local businesses and residents in an effort to ensure there is good participation when a Purple Line Express pilot program kicks off next week, testing later train service. Officials have lined up a wide spectrum...
  • Leaders should never jump to conclusions

    Leaders should never jump to conclusions
    I try not to get irked by the careless and insensitive things that politicians do, but when Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter jumped to conclusions about the horrific Amtrak train 188 crash that killed eight and injured hundreds, it was beyond the pale....
  • Pedestrian Killed By Metro-North Train In Fairfield

    Pedestrian Killed By Metro-North Train In Fairfield
    FAIRFIELD — A pedestrian was hit and killed by a Metro-North train Wednesday afternoon, officials from the railroad company said. Metro-North said a pedestrian, who was not identified, was struck just north of the Fairfield station at about 3:40 p....
  • SEPTA board expected to ban controversial ads on buses

    SEPTA board expected to ban controversial ads on buses
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority board is expected to approve a new policy that would ban controversial ads that criticize particular persons or groups. Thursday's vote comes after the Philadelphia-area...
  • 5 things to know for Thursday in Pennsylvania

    A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Thursday. RICK SANTORUM MAKES 2016 PRESIDENTIAL RUN OFFICIAL The Republican former U.S. Senator finished second in the balloting for the party's...
  • Subway service back on A, C after massive copper theft

    Full subway service has been restored on the A and C lines following a massive theft of copper cable from train tracks. Transit crew worked through the night to repair the damage. The crime caused delays and overcrowding for hundreds of thousands of...
  • Transit authority plans to spend $154 million on locomotives

    SEPTA plans to spend nearly $154 million for 18 new commuter locomotives in the authority's biggest railroad purchase in a decade. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports (http://bit.ly/1KAyQbM ) the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority's board...
  • NYC approves skyscraper in exchange for transit hub work

    City officials cleared the way on Wednesday for construction of a new, 65-story Manhattan skyscraper after the developer made an unusual tradeoff: a promise to make sweeping upgrades to nearby Grand Central Terminal that would allow more rush-hour...
  • State officials propose new toll on trucks to fix bridges

    A proposed toll on commercial vehicles would pay for a $700 million revenue bond to repair Rhode Island's deteriorating bridges, state officials announced Wednesday. Gov. Gina Raimondo and leaders of both legislative chambers announced the proposal as...
  • Metro-North train strikes pedestrian in Fairfield

    The Metro-North Railroad says a pedestrian has been struck by one of its trains in Fairfield. The railroad says the train from Grand Central Terminal to New Haven struck the person just east of the Fairfield Metro Station at around 3:40 p.m. Wednesday....
  • Man on MTV's 'Catfish' accused of making fake threats in DC

    A man once exposed on MTV's "Catfish" reality show about online scams was charged Wednesday with calling in fake threats against Metro stations, buses and trains in the nation's capital. Jerez Nehemiah Stone-Coleman, 20, who is also known as "Kidd Cole,"...