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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Subway workers help commuters to a replacement train in the Moscow Metropolitan in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. About 1,000 commuters remained trapped on the subway for several hours due to a power outage until they were safely evacuated. (mosmetro.ru via AP)
May 21, 2019 - 4:17 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — About 1,000 commuters have been trapped in a Moscow subway for several hours because of a power outage. Moscow's subway said in a statement that passengers of three subway trains have been safely evacuated and there have been no injuries. It said that Tuesday's glitch on the Solntsevo...
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FILE - In this May 14, 2019 photo, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks to reporters at the Capitol in Washington. The Senate's top Democrat wants an investigation into 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. Schumer said in a statement to The Associated Press on Sunday, May 19 he's asked the Commerce Department to conduct a "top-to-bottom review" after CRRC won a design contest for new subway cars in New York City. The company hasn't won a contract in New York, although it has been awarded contracts for new rail cars in Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston and Philadelphia. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
May 19, 2019 - 12:51 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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Police officers patrol past a village of tents during a climate protest at Marble Arch in London, Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The group Extinction Rebellion is calling for a week of civil disobedience against what it says is the failure to tackle the causes of climate change. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
April 16, 2019 - 1:03 pm
LONDON (AP) — Police say they have arrested more than 200 people after climate change protesters blocked major bridges and intersections in central London, bringing traffic to a standstill. The group Extinction Rebellion is organizing several weeks of civil disobedience against what it says is the...
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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 - 2:48 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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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 26, 2019 - 2:45 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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David Sowers, deputy administrator for the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program, speaks during a news conference Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, under the Alaskan Way Viaduct elevated roadway in Seattle. The double-decker viaduct, a major thoroughfare for commuters along downtown Seattle's waterfront, is set to shut down for good, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, before it is replaced by a four-lane tunnel, ushering in what officials say will be one of the most painful traffic periods in the history of the city. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
January 09, 2019 - 4:52 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A major thoroughfare for commuters along downtown Seattle's waterfront is set to shut down for good Friday, ushering in what officials say will be one of the most painful traffic periods in the history of the booming Pacific Northwest city. The aging, double-decker, 2.2-mile (3.5-...
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