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Public Transportation

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  • Bike-sharing in Paris is expensive tour de France

     Bike-sharing in Paris is expensive tour de France
    PARIS From the top deck of the Eiffel Tower to the subway tunnels, everywhere a tourist goes in Paris there are warnings to beware of pickpockets. What isn't ever explained is to watch your credit or debit card when dealing with Velib, the Paris...
  • Metro-North To Run Off-Peak Trains Every Half Hour To NYC

    Metro-North To Run Off-Peak Trains Every Half Hour To NYC
    NEW HAVEN — Metro-North riders who've been stuck waiting an hour for an off-peak train will get relief in November when the railroad starts running trains every half hour throughout the day and evening on its New Haven line. Passengers on the...
  • New Figures: Metro-North Adding Riders, Reducing Delays

    New Figures: Metro-North Adding Riders, Reducing Delays
    Metro-North's on-time performance improved dramatically in August, surpassing the railroad's goal for the first time all year. The railroad classified 95.6 percent of trains on the heavily used New Haven line as "on time," meaning they reached their...
  • Quarterman, regulator for U.S. oil trains, to step down: sources

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cynthia Quarterman, the federal regulator who oversaw expansion of the U.S. oil train sector and the fallout from several fiery derailments, will step down, two sources familiar with her intentions said on Wednesday. As...
  • L.A. pulls 'unacceptable' ads for Fox TV show from buses

    (Note language in paragraph 3) By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Los Angeles transit officials have pulled posters for a new Fox television network off nearly 200 buses after deeming the language used to describe actress Octavia Spencer's...
  • Transportation problems must be addressed regardless of maglev success [Commentary]

    Earlier this month, The Baltimore Sun published a fine piece by Kevin Rector with research provided by Paul McCardell about the proposed maglev train project between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. ("Backers of high-speed 'maglev' train to Washington claim...
  • North Hollywood/Zev Yaroslavsky station? Stop the political madness

    North Hollywood/Zev Yaroslavsky station? Stop the political madness
    A Metro committee on Thursday backed a plan to rename two rail stations after termed-out Los Angeles County Supervisors Zev Yaroslavsky and Gloria Molina. If approved by the full Metro board -- which still includes the two supervisors -- on Oct. 2, the...
  • CTA: Fewer people trespassing on rail tracks

    CTA: Fewer people trespassing on rail tracks
    An average of 27 people a month are risking their lives by trespassing on CTA rail tracks — but that marks a 17 percent reduction over the past year, transit officials said Friday. They attribute the decrease to a new safety campaign.   A year...
  • Trespassing on CTA tracks dips 17 percent

    An average of 27 people a month are risking their lives by trespassing on CTA rail tracks, but it marks a 17 percent reduction over the past year that transit officials on Friday attributed to a new safety campaign. A year before the CTA "Stay off the...
  • Trains, traffic stop as man wanders tracks, hops onto 105 during rush hour

    Trains, traffic stop as man wanders tracks, hops onto 105 during rush hour
    A man walking on the Metro Green Line tracks disrupted train service as well as traffic on the 105 Freeway during rush hour Friday morning. The shirtless, "unstable" man walked down the tracks and refused demands by police to climb back over the fence....
  • Traffic: Accident on I-95 near White Marsh Boulevard cleared

    Traffic: Accident on I-95 near White Marsh Boulevard cleared
    As of 9:30 a.m., the Maryland Department of Transportation was reporting that an accident on southbound I-95 prior to White Marsh Boulevard had been cleared, and all lanes were open. The only Baltimore-area incident remaining was an accident reported...