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Category: Multi-Modal Transportation :: Bus
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Metro L.A. offering free bus and train rides on Sunday to commemorate Earth Day 22.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Angelenos interested in helping cut down pollution can do so on the cheap this Sunday.

In honor of Earth Day, Metro Los Angeles will be offering free rides on all bus and rail lines on April 22, the official date of the annual event. The transit service announced the free rides last month, after...

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Passengers stranded inside disabled RTD A-line trains for hours Friday night took to social media to voice frustrations 21.4.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
The University of Colorado A-Line train that carries passengers between Union Station and the Denver International Airport broke down for hours Friday afternoon, causing frustration among stranded passengers who took to social media to voice their concerns.
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Metro Transit police investigate another assault on bus driver 21.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Video of the incident posted to social media shows several people kicking and punching the driver outside the number 18 bus as it's parked along Nicollet Mall.
The Continuing Quest for a More Walkable Los Angeles 20.4.2018 American Prospect
screen_shot_2017-07-19_at_4.28.52_pm.png Angelenos spend unfathomable amounts of time in cars navigating traffic jams—ones that definitely don’t turn into La La Land-style dance parties . A recent study by INRIX, a transportation analytics company, found that Los Angeles residents spend 100 hours in traffic congestion, the worst in the United States. Despite L.A.’s car-centric reputation, walking and taking public transit is the norm for many Angelenos, especially people of color. According to Los Angeles Metro, the county’s transit agency, most of its passengers are African American or Latino. Social inequality is baked into the regional land use laws characterized by low-density sprawl that has contributed to car dependence. Affluent, majority-white communities concentrated in the most desirable areas are effectively walled off by “redlining,” segregated housing policies that prevented low-income people and people of color from buying homes and living in white neighborhoods. Before World War II, L.A. ...
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For SB 827 to ever make a successful comeback, it needs to rev up support for buses 19.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

State Sen. Scott Wiener’s high-profile Senate Bill 827, which would have paved the way for more multi-unit housing construction near public transportation statewide, stalled out in its first committee reading Tuesday. The proposal had a lot of enemies — including city officials in Los Angeles and...

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Minneapolis man charged for beating Metro Transit bus driver 18.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Prosecutors say Sterling Smith claimed he beat the driver because he thought he heard the driver use a racial slur, but the entire incident was recorded and no such statement is heard.
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The View from the Bus: Better Transportation Means Better Lives 16.4.2018 WRI Stories
The View from the Bus: Better Transportation Means Better Lives Comments|Add Comment|PrintPablo Bautista and his mother, Brenda, trace their bus route. Photo by Ari Santillán/WRI México It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the big picture when it comes to cities. They’re home to more than half the global population, produce three quarters of GDP and greenhouse gas emissions, and are still growing in nearly every respect. But cities are made up of individuals, and urban policy has real, tangible... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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The View from the Bus: Better Transportation Means Better Lives 16.4.2018 THE CITY FIX
It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the big picture when it comes to cities. They’re home to more than half the global population, produce three quarters of GDP and greenhouse gas emissions, and are still growing in nearly every respect. ...
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Blizzard causes headaches for travelers around Twin Cities 16.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
The blizzard's over but the problems are not for anyone trying to get around town -- or get in or out of town through Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
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Mumbai: BEST fare hikes leave commuters disappointed 13.4.2018 Mumbai – The Indian Express
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Canadians don hockey jerseys to honor dead in bus crash 13.4.2018 Washington Post: World
Many Canadians donned hockey jerseys Thursday to honor the 16 players and team personnel who died after a semi-trailer collided with the youth team’s bus.
Metro says its new fare-payment app will be 'remarkably elegant' 12.4.2018 Washington Post
Metro says its new fare-payment app will be 'remarkably elegant'
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Knife-carrying man tries to steal Metrobus after ordering off driver, passengers in Maryland 12.4.2018 Washington Post
Knife-carrying man tries to steal Metrobus after ordering off driver, passengers in Maryland
Team trainer is 16th fatality in Humboldt bus crash 12.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

The death toll in a bus crash involving a junior hockey team rose to 16 on Wednesday as a woman who worked as trainer for the team died.

The family of Dayna Brons said the 25-year-old died in a Saskatoon hospital from injuries sustained in last week's accident.

Her family said she will be remembered...

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Police investigating attack on Metro Transit bus driver that was recorded, posted online 12.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Metro Transit spokesperson Howie Padilla said police are trying to track down the young man who attacked a Metro Transit bus driver in Minneapolis on Tuesday, and they're asking the public for tips.
Mumbai: BEST hikes fares from Thursday 12.4.2018 Mumbai – The Indian Express
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Death toll in crash of hockey team bus in Canada rises to 16 12.4.2018 Washington Post: World
The death toll in a bus crash involving a junior hockey team rose 16 on Wednesday as a woman who worked as trainer for the team died.
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City Council approves train to LAX starting in 2023 12.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Travelers leaving Los Angeles International Airport by car, van, bus, shuttle or taxi have no choice but to wait at the chaotic curbside, often for more than half an hour, as drivers fight through bumper-to-bumper traffic.

Within five years, the defining experience of traveling in and out of LAX...

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Garcetti says state money would 'accelerate' Los Angeles' homelessness plan 12.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary
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Funding secured for new bus line from Bothell to Everett 11.4.2018 AP Washington
SEATTLE (AP) -- A Washington transit project can move forward after securing $43 million in federal funding....
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