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Public Transportation

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  • City leaders seek path to reverse Hogan Red Line call

    City leaders seek path to reverse Hogan Red Line call
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Baltimore lawmakers and other city leaders vowed Monday to find a way to revive the $2.9 billion Red Line that has been flatly rejected by Gov. Larry Hogan. After a closed-door meeting that included business...
  • Key facts, figures about nation's largest transit systems

    Key figures about several of the nation's largest urban transit systems: ___ BAY AREA RAPID TRANSIT Age of system: 43 years. Average age of passenger trains: 30.1 years. Average weekday ridership: — — — — —...
  • Why aren't bicyclists entitled to free air at gas stations?

    Why aren't bicyclists entitled to free air at gas stations?
    Jonathan says the police consider his bike a vehicle on the roads, meaning he can be ticketed for violating a traffic law. So why is it, he asks, that his vehicle isn't entitled to free air at gas stations? In my experience, it's not a huge problem....
  • Convenience in NYC comes with a cost _ more congestion

    There are some things that are easy in New York City — ordering groceries and packages delivered, or getting car service at the touch of an app. There are also some things that are not — like driving around on the city's clogged streets, where...
  • Chicago must expand its transportation systems

    We now live in a state that cannot make big or even small plans. We have two nonexpandable airports, and both are surrounded by NIMBYs. At one time Midway was the busiest airport in the world as later was O’Hare. Until we can land planes without...
  • Carolina Southern Railroad selling to Kentucky company

    A Kentucky company is buying a closed railroad that operated a line between Myrtle Beach and Whiteville, North Carolina. Carolina Southern Railroad and R.J. Corman Railroad have agreed to complete the $13.9 million sale by August, The Sun News of...
  • Providence metro public transit commute averages near 1 hour

    Workers in Providence and nearby communities who travel by bus or train face longer commute times than their counterparts in other medium-sized metropolitan areas in the U.S. Census data show commuters in the Providence-Warwick area who took public...
  • Ohio planners eye various transit modes to ease congestion

    Amid national discussion about how to avoid more traffic congestion, officials mapping out Ohio's transportation projects for the next few decades are considering how buses, bicycles and other modes of transit might fit with solo-driver commutes and the...
  • Urban transit systems struggle to keep pace as demand grows

    Urban planners have long considered public transportation the best remedy for traffic congestion, but many of the nation's largest mass-transit systems simply aren't up to the task. They lack the money to keep up with basic maintenance, let alone...
  • Growing gridlock in New Jersey affects roads, rails

    Each weekday morning, drivers heading from New Jersey into New York City do battle in one of the most congested metropolitan regions in the country, where the term "rush hour" is a cruel misnomer. For those who ride the rails to avoid the traffic jams, a...
  • Long-range planning, funds key to transportation challenges

    Business and planning experts say a coordinated approach to transportation that includes road and rail is needed to keep New Hampshire's economy competitive and commuters flowing in and out of the state. But any plan in a state where travel by car...