Mass transit systems

May 23, 2019 - 10:42 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A company backed by tech billionaire Elon Musk has been granted a nearly $49 million contract to build a transit system using self-driving vehicles underneath the Las Vegas Convention Center. The board of directors of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority approved the...
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May 19, 2019 - 12:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's top Democrat is calling on the federal government to step in and investigate whether a plan for new subway cars in New York City designed by a Chinese state-owned company could pose a threat to national security. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York said in a statement to...
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In this Wednesday, May 15, 2019 photo, people wait as authorities investigate the scene of a shooting at the Valley Transit Center in Appleton, Wis. A firefighter responding to a medical emergency was killed in the shooting at a Wisconsin bus station that left several others injured, officials said. (Dan Powers/The Post-Crescent via AP)
May 16, 2019 - 4:02 pm
APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — A firefighter responding to a medical emergency was killed in a shooting at a Wisconsin bus station that left a police officer and two others injured, officials said. The shooting happened after police and firefighters responded to a medical emergency around 5:30 p.m...
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Motorists roll south on 7th Avenue in Times Square, Friday, March 29, 2019, in New York. Long ringed by some of the most expensive toll roads in the U.S., New York City is poised to take things even further with a plan to use automated license plate readers to charge drivers who motor into the most congested parts of Manhattan during times when crosstown traffic is at its worst.(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
April 02, 2019 - 6:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is set to become the first American metropolis that seeks to ease traffic congestion, cut pollution and boost mass transit by charging motorists a hefty toll for the privilege of driving into its most crammed areas. So can it work? If the experience of other cities...
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Several bullet holes can be seen in the driver's side window of a Metro Bus on Northeast 125th Street, between 32nd and 33rd Avenues Northeast after a shooting in Seattle, Wednesday March 27, 2019. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times via AP)
March 28, 2019 - 1:14 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A bus driver hailed as a hero for steering his bus away from a gunman who opened fire in Seattle on him and his passengers says he was just doing his job but is "glad to be alive." Eric Stark was hit in the torso by a bullet but authorities have said he still managed to turn the bus...
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March 19, 2019 - 11:07 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Approval of a contract with Atlanta's public transportation provider that could bring a significant expansion of transit options is on the ballot in one north-metro county. Gwinnett County's referendum Tuesday asks if voters want to authorize a contract with MARTA and impose a 1...
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This undated conceptual drawing provided by The Boring Company shows a high-occupancy Autonomous Electric Vehicle (AEV) that would run in a tunnel between exhibition halls at the Las Vegas Convention Center proposed for Las Vegas. Entrepreneur Elon Musk's dream of a tunnel transit system may finally become a reality in Las Vegas. Tourism officials in Sin City announced Wednesday, March 6, 2019, they might soon grant him a contract to build and operate a mile-and-a-quarter-long project with autonomous electric vehicles to move people around a mega convention center. (The Boring Company via AP)
March 06, 2019 - 8:42 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Entrepreneur Elon Musk's dream of an express tunnel transit system could finally become a reality in Las Vegas after major setbacks in other cities. Las Vegas' tourism agency announced Wednesday it is recommending that an enterprise backed by the divisive billionaire receive a...
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January 31, 2019 - 1:30 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Residents in North Carolina's largest city are being warned of disruptions to public transit and other changes as the NBA All-Star Game festivities get underway. The Charlotte Observer reports officials in Charlotte are telling people not to travel downtown area if they don't...
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January 26, 2019 - 1:11 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Members of the Stanford University track team are safe after their charter bus caught fire in Seattle on Friday. The team was traveling to an invitational track meet at the University of Washington when some students noticed flames at the back of the bus as they traveled northbound...
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January 10, 2019 - 3:32 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Authorities say an alert Milwaukee bus driver rescued a young child found wandering barefoot on a freeway overpass in frigid temperatures. The Milwaukee County Transit System says the boy was less than a year old and wearing only a diaper and a onesie when bus driver Irena Ivic...
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