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Bus Driver Gets Stabbed, Suspended After Resolving Dispute

AP | Posted 02.23.2012 | Crime

KENNESAW, Ga. -- Authorities say a Georgia commuter bus driver who was stabbed in the face with a pen while trying to resolve a dispute with a passeng...

Janell Ross

Bus, Train Ads Aim To Rescue Ailing Transit Budgets | Janell Ross | Posted 02.08.2012 | Business

Faced with the clashing imperatives of protecting public health and preserving the fiscal well-being of public transportation, Boston transit official...

Creeps and Weirdos: The Auto Industry Agenda for Keeping You on Four Wheels

Larry_Cohen | Posted 04.03.2012 | Green

The car is still king -- from parking lots to roadways. And car companies intend to keep it that way.

23,400 Good Construction Jobs Coming to Los Angeles Metro

María Elena Durazo | Posted 04.02.2012 | Los Angeles
María Elena Durazo

While Washington, D.C. has been stuck in what amounts to a partisan traffic jam, unresponsive and unwilling to rebuild our national economy and infrastructure, we took matters into our own hands in Los Angeles.

Giving Up My Seat on the Bus

Edward Wytkind | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics
Edward Wytkind

In this time of economic crisis, when more people are trading in their monthly parking garage passes for subway tokens and bus fare, wouldn't it be a good idea to give transit agencies the flexibility to spend money on keeping systems operating and fares low?

Another Metro Brake Component Falls Off Train

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.07.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Metro is inspecting more of its railcar fleet this weekend after an incident on Friday where a brake component fell off an Orange Line t...

Red Line Crunch Expected This Weekend

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.16.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Although Metro's rail passengers will get a reprieve from track work the Christmas and New Year's Eve holiday weekends, the transit agen...

Japanese Quake Will Delay Metro's New Rail Cars

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.15.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Expect some future delays for Metro's future. According to The Washington Post's Dana Hedgpeth, Metro General Manager Richard Sarles...

Expect Weekend Metro Delays, Reduced Service On All Lines

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.09.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- If you're using Metrorail this weekend, watch out for three work zones that will force trains to share the same track through four work ...

Another Bus Driver Attacked

Posted 12.08.2011 | Miami

It's a bad time to be a Broward County bus driver. On November 18, a 19-year-old, santa-hat-wearing passenger hurled a rock at a Lauderdale Lakes bus ...

Plan Ahead: No Metro Track Work, Extra 5A Dulles Bus Service

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.21.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- If you're sticking around D.C. for the Thanksgiving, getting from Point A to Point B on Metrorail might get a little easier compared to ...

Michael Grass

Metro: Ceiling Panels In Stations Safe After Earthquake | Michael Grass | Posted 01.08.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- If you step into Union Station's Main Hall, you'll see black netting stretched across the great space. Look up, and you'll see why: Smal...

NoMa Wins Big In Metro Station Renaming Decision

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.03.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Metro Board members on Thursday approved a slate of station name changes after months of deliberations that will bring reinforce some ex...

The Best Cities To Live In Without A Car

24/7 Wall St. | Charles B. Stockdale | Posted 01.02.2012 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: Several factors make a city easy to live in without a car. The most important one is a widely available and efficient public trans...

Electrical Problems Mean Slow Go On Orange Line; No 8-Car Trains

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.26.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Electrical problems involving Pepco and two Metro traction substations are leading to slow travel along the Orange Line. The transit age...

Architect Imagines Transportation On A Cloud

Posted 12.17.2011 | Arts

We've always had a fascination with floating up into the clouds and leaving the drudgery of everyday life behind. Think Pixar's "Up" and Jules Verne's...

MLK Dedication Weekend: No Metro Construction On Sunday

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.14.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- After a tough week for Metro and its delay-weary commuters, weekend riders will be getting a break. There's no track work or other const...

Metro Rush-Hour Reshuffle Approved, Slated For June Introduction

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.13.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Metro's Board of Directors approved a plan on Thursday to reshuffle some rush-hour rail service on the Blue, Yellow and Orange lines sta...

New Metro Map: Board Reviewing Changes To Iconic Diagram

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.11.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Revising Metro's rail system diagram to make room for the future Dulles extension and new service patterns for the Blue, Yellow and Oran...

Watch Metro Rebuild Track Switch Near U Street Station (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.10.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Metro work crews have been busy throughout the three-day Columbus Day weekend reconstructing a track switch on the Green and Yellow line...

O'Malley: Feds OK Preliminary Engineering For Purple Line

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.07.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The future light-rail line that is designed link communities in Montgomery and Prince George's County got one step closer to reality. On...

D.C. Circulator's New Route To Anacostia, Skyland Starting Service

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.03.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- There have been some big changes to the District of Columbia's Circulator bus system, a network of limited-stop routes meant to suppleme...

Seattle Rallies Against Fossil Fuel Use

AP | Posted 11.29.2011 | Green

SEATTLE -- A few hundred people in Seattle have joined citizens around the globe in rallying against fossil fuel use and in support of alternative mea...

Cities Where Workers Most Use Public Transit

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.23.2011 | Business

In such an urbanized country as the United States, it surprises how few of the nation's workers depend on public transport to make their daily commute...

In the Public Interest: Americans Are Driving Less, Washington Should Pay Attention

Tony Dutzik | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics
Tony Dutzik

An accumulation of evidence suggests that the days of rapid, steady growth in vehicle travel are over. Why then is Washington arguing about how much to spend building our grandfather's transportation network?