Transit

Subway’s newest $740M train breaks down in less than a day

The newest model of train to hit the tracks had a bumpy first day.<p>The R179 model from Bombardier that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority …

MTA

The End of Cash? Beware sleepwalking into a world without hard currency

As global wealth has accumulated over time, so the demand for hard cash has waned. A mere eight per cent of the world’s money is in notes and coins, …

Banking

Campaigners Step Up Fight to Restore New York Penn Station

Campaigners are stepping up their fight to restore New York Penn Station to its former grandeur.<p>Armed with an artist’s renderings of soaring Corinthian columns and platforms bathed in natural light, the National Civic Art Society has launched a three-month advertising campaign across NJ Transit …

Long Island Rail Road

Suspect dubbed ‘Jay from Clerks Burglar’ arrested

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Portland Police arrested a 24-year-old man Tuesday, Nov. 14 in relation to recent thefts and burglaries around the Portland …

Crime

A Challenge for the New Subway Boss: Avoiding Political Feuds

When Andy Byford takes over the helm of New York City’s subway and bus system early next year, he will start the job with a professed desire to avoid political feuds and disputes over funding. But from his first day, Mr. Byford could very well find himself in the middle of a battle involving the …

New York City

Andy Byford leaves Toronto for the lights of Broadway

A look back at the highs and lows of the Byford years, and the challenges ahead for his successor.Andy Byford will leave his post as CEO of the TTC …

MTA

MBTA gives itself high grades for reliability

The MBTA is giving itself high grades these days – mostly A’s actually -- for subway reliability.<p>That prompted 5 Investigates to go underground, into …

Seat removal in Bangkok's metro sparks debates - Xinhua

BANGKOK, Nov. 22 (Xinhua) -- One of Bangkok's metro operators has been warned to make prior notice to the public before removing seats from its …

News (China)

5 things you need to know about the TransLink transit fare review

Psst… have you heard? TransLink is currently in the midst of a Transit Fare Review. It’s a comprehensive four-phase look at how transit is priced in …

Lower Mainland

MBTA approves alcohol ads to boost revenue

Updated: Nov 22, 2017 - 12:02 PM<p>Loading...<p><b>BOSTON</b> - Looking to make up for falling revenues, the MBTA will begin allowing alcohol ads in stations in …

Advertising

Multiple renovation projects around Grand Central create rush-hour bottlenecks

Rush hour commuters have had to deal with the MTA working in partnership with SL Green, as well as a Tishman Speyer project<p>Several exits at the Grand …

MTA

Renderings Restore NYC’s Original Penn Station In Today’s Context

When the original Penn Station was demolished in 1963, it was considered an act of civic vandalism. The stunning station was replaced by today’s …

Penn Station

It’s Not Just the Track That’s Broken

Andy Byford, who is coming from Toronto to take over the New York City bus and subway system next month, has to fix a fleet of subway cars that in each of the last five years has broken down more often. That’s a job. So is managing the 47,000 people who make the city move. And so is pleasing the …

New York City

Portland Metro Wednesday Traffic: Day before Thanksgiving slog set for mid-afternoon

There's no snow or ice (even in the mountain passes) so that's the good news. The bad news is that even if your morning commute to work or school is …

Portland, OR

3 sought in attack on MBTA train

Transit police are searching for three men wanted in connection with an attack on a Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority train.

Toronto Transit Chief to Head Agency Overseeing Subways

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has named Andy Byford, the current CEO of the Toronto Transit Commission, to lead the New York City Transit …

New York City Politics

New ‘Nest’ program attempting to combat Oregon DHS hoteling issue

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -<p>In what is being called a new style of foster care, a local nonprofit is partnering with the Oregon Department of Human Services …

Oregon

Fixing the subways: We’ve got this

The subway is the lifeblood of the city, the economic engine that propels New York.

Hurricane Sandy

Amsterdam air traffic control failures and Italian airport strikes wreck travel plans across Europe

Tens of thousands of travellers have had their travel plans wrecked by a combination of strikes in Italy and an air-traffic control (ATC) failure at …

Aviation

WiFi UAE announces expansion of free internet access sites

More people in the UAE will now be able to enjoy complimentary internet access after WiFi UAE announced an expansion of its sites throughout the …

United Arab Emirates

Tax Bill's Fine Print: Making It Tougher for Cities, States to Refinance Debt

The North Olmsted City school district in suburban Cleveland was planning to wait a few years before refinancing $48 million in outstanding bonds used to build a new middle school and high school. Now Treasurer Robert Matson is hoping to get the deal done before Christmas.<p>The reason: The Republican …

Finance

Who to Blame for Your Subway Nightmare

Success has many fathers, the old saying goes, while failure is an orphan. Not in New York’s dilapidated subways. That’s where failure has plenty of fathers: governors and mayors who, one after another, siphoned money from mass transit to pay for whatever else suited their budgetary fancy. The …

Opinion

Severe delays on the Piccadilly line for the third day this week

Commuters using the Piccadilly line are facing the third day of disruption this week.<p>There are severe delays on the line between Acton Town and …

London Public Transport

Cuomo’s latest subway con job

Your electric bill is headed up yet again — because Gov. Cuomo needs a scapegoat for the subway’s woes and a piggy bank for repair bills, and he …

Opinion

Campaign urges riders call out Cuomo during subway delays

NEW YORK - A new campaign wants city stranphangers to let the governor know every time a subway is delayed on social media.<p>The Riders Alliance say …

MTA

New York Today: What Are You Thankful For?

<i>Good morning on this wavering Wednesday.</i><p>Thanksgiving is so close, you may already be able to smell your neighbor’s cooking.<p>Deep inhale. (<i>Ah, that’s nice</i>.)<p>We asked New York Today readers what they’re thankful for this holiday, but let us start by saying this: Thank you.<p>For your enthusiasm and energy …

New York City

Manhunt launched after two women sexually assaulted on London buses

A manhunt has been launched after two women were sexually assaulted on London buses.

Crime

Another nightmare rush hour with suspensions and delays on three Tube lines

Commuters faced yet another chaotic rush hour, as three Tube lines were hit by suspensions and delays following a signal failure.<p>The Circle, …

London Public Transport

Train hits debris, causing severe Red Line delays

A disabled Red line train that hit a piece of debris is causing severe delays.<p>The MBTA said the train made contact with some construction-related …

Transportation

Everything you need to know about getting around NYC over Thanksgiving

The holiday will bring myriad changes to New York’s streets, subways, buses, and more<p>Brace yourselves, New Yorkers: whether you’re sticking around town for the Thanksgiving holiday, or planning to get out of town for the weekend, your commute is going to be affected.<p>The myriad transit methods …

Long Island Rail Road