Mass transit systems

Andy Byford
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Associated Press
May 27, 2020 - 9:54 am
LONDON (AP) — Former New York subway boss Andy Byford has been named London’s new transit commissioner, overseeing Transport for London’s vast network of Tubes, trams, trains and buses. TFL said Wednesday that Byford will start work June 29, during a time of crisis for the network. TFL has received...
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In this Friday, May 15, 2020 photo, Joel Johnson rides his new bicycle on a bike path at Crissy Field near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Johnson hadn't owned a bicycle since he was 15, but soon after the coronavirus pandemic led to a shelter in place order in San Francisco, he bought a bike to avoid crowded public trains and buses. Johnson is among thousands of cooped-up Americans snapping up new bicycles or dusting off decades-old bikes to stay fit, keep their mental sanity or have a safe alternative to public transportation. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
May 24, 2020 - 11:41 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Joel Johnson hadn’t owned a bicycle since he was 15, but the pandemic changed all that. Johnson first bought a multipurpose bike to avoid the germs on crowded buses and trains but then discovered a passion for pedaling around San Francisco, where some streets are now closed to...
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MTA officials work on trains for the disinfecting operations at the Coney Island Stillwell Avenue Terminal Wednesday, May 6, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Associated Press
May 06, 2020 - 2:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The great majority of people being newly hospitalized with the coronavirus in New York are either retired or unemployed and were avoiding public transit, according to a new state survey, the first such look at people still getting seriously ill despite six weeks of severe social...
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FILE - In this April 24, 2020, file photo, a subway train driver wearing a protective mask operates the doors of a Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's Blue Line subway car at Maverick Station in Boston. Public transit systems nationwide are grappling with plummeting ridership and revenue during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
May 05, 2020 - 12:55 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Before the pandemic, public transit users in cities around the country bonded over a slew of ills that plagued aging subway systems, from delays and breakdowns to the occasional derailment. Now those systems are grappling with a new reality — drastically plummeting ridership and...
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NYPD and MTA officers wake up a sleeping passenger before directing him to exit the 207th Street A-train station, Thursday, April 30, 2020, in the Manhattan borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Associated Press
May 04, 2020 - 3:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Three hours before mealtime, a line begins to form on the sidewalk outside St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, facing Park Avenue in one of New York City’s poshest neighborhoods. By 5:30 p.m., when plastic bags of carry-away suppers are unloaded from a van and ready for pick-up on a...
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FILE - In this April 5, 2020, file photo, a man wearing a face mask rides his bike in front of Notre Dame cathedral during a nationwide confinement to counter the COVID-19, in Paris. As countries seek to get economies back on track after the outbreak, bicycle use is being encouraged as a way to avoid any unsafe crowding on trains and buses. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
May 03, 2020 - 1:24 pm
MADRID (AP) — Halfway through his 30-minute bike ride to work, police ordered Juan Pasamar to dismount, accusing him of breaking Spain’s coronavirus lockdown rules by exercising in public. The officers were not buying his explanation he was commuting to his job outside of Zaragoza, the northern...
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NYPD officers wake up sleeping passengers and direct them to the exits at the 207th Street A-train station, Thursday, April 30, 2020, in the Manhattan borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
AP News
April 30, 2020 - 4:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's subway system will shut down each day from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. to increase cleaning of trains and stations during the coronavirus crisis, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday, two days after he called conditions in the subway “disgusting.” The closures, slated to start...
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A man wears a face mask to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus as he sits on a Metro train, in Paris, Wednesday, April 29, 2020. France continues to be under an extended stay-at-home order until May 11 in an attempt to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
April 29, 2020 - 1:00 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — In cities around the world, public transportation systems are key to getting workers back on the job and restarting devastated economies. Yet methods of getting around ranging from trains and buses to ferries and bicycles will have to be re-imagined for the coronavirus...
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In this Feb. 28, 2020 image from video provided by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability, police officers tend to Ariel Roman after he was shot by police in a subway station in Chicago. Extended security and body-cam video released Tuesday, April 28, 2020 shows Chicago police shooting the unarmed short-order cook at the foot of a subway escalator and then again with his back turned to officers after they tried to stop him for violating a city ordinance by walking from one train car to another. (Chicago Transit Authority, Civilian Office of Police Accountability via AP)
April 28, 2020 - 9:02 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Extended security and body-cam video released Tuesday shows Chicago police shooting an unarmed short-order cook at the foot of a subway escalator and then again with his back turned to officers after they tried to stop him for violating a city ordinance by walking from one train car...
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In this Friday, March 27, 2020, photo provided by the Fire Department of the City of New York, authorities examine the remains of a subway car after it was destroyed by fire. Officials said a fire in a shopping cart on the subway train led to the death of the train's operator and injuries to several other people early Friday. The incident is being investigated as a crime. (FDNY via AP)
March 27, 2020 - 9:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City subway driver was killed and several other people were injured early Friday in a fire on a train that is being investigated as a crime, officials said. Fires were reported at three other stations nearby at the same time, police said. “We are investigating it as a...
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