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San Francisco's rapid rail gets $900 million for Silicon Valley extensionupdated: Wed Mar 14 2012 11:23:00

The Federal Transit Administration will provide $900 million to extend San Francisco's rapid transit rail line from the Bay Area into the fast-growing Silicon Valley, the Department of Transportation announced Monday.

Bay Area transit system proposes new policy on cell service cutsupdated: Wed Oct 19 2011 16:22:00

A new policy proposed Wednesday by the Bay Area Rapid Transit system would allow disruptions of cellular phone service for commuters only when there is a threat to human safety or possible widespread disruption of service.

Covert peepers try to skirt Hong Kong policeupdated: Sun Oct 02 2011 23:45:00

Three weeks ago, a man behaving strangely in a city subway station in Hong Kong attracted the attention of police, fearing he may be a terrorist plotting a train attack.

2 arrested in latest Bay Area transit protestsupdated: Tue Aug 30 2011 02:05:00

Police arrested two people Monday night in the latest round of protests in San Francisco against the Bay Area Rapid Transit system and its policies.

Bay Area transit board agrees to make policy on cell-phone blackoutsupdated: Wed Aug 24 2011 17:13:00

San Francisco's transit system board agreed Wednesday to put together a formal policy on when cell-phone service can be cut off to commuters, in response to widespread complaints and recent protests.

Protests lead to temporary closings of Bay Area train stationsupdated: Mon Aug 22 2011 21:50:00

Police alternately closed and reopened commuter train stations in downtown San Francisco Monday after demonstrators gathered to protest recent shootings by the train system's police officers.

Bay Area transit system sets meeting about cutting off cell serviceupdated: Sat Aug 20 2011 22:16:00

Board members of San Francisco's rapid transit system will convene a special meeting next week to discuss the controversial decision this month to cut off cell service in selected stations.

San Francisco's BART transit system has a website hacked for 2nd timeupdated: Thu Aug 18 2011 05:54:00

A hacker publicly posted Wednesday the home addresses and other information of all 102 police officers with San Francisco's Bay Area Transit system, the second hacking incident against one of its websites since Sunday, a spokesman said.

What it means to be a 'hacker'updated: Thu Aug 18 2011 05:54:00

A self-proclaimed hacker shares his story and reflects on the meaning of the term. CNN's Dan Simon reports.

Hackers target San Francisco transitupdated: Tue Aug 16 2011 10:52:00

The hacking group "Anonymous" took credit for an online attack targeting San Francisco's embattled transit system.

Hackers target San Francisco's rapid transit systemupdated: Tue Aug 16 2011 10:52:00

Members of a well-known hacking group -- according to a statement and Twitter messages -- took credit Sunday for an online attack targeting San Francisco's embattled transit system.

Protester climbs on top of BART trainupdated: Tue Jul 12 2011 10:12:00

Protesters close a San Francisco subway station, angry about a transit police officer shooting a man. KTVU reports.

Protesters angry about police shooting shut down S.F. subway stopupdated: Tue Jul 12 2011 10:12:00

Protesters shut down a San Francisco subway station Monday, angry about a transit police officer shooting a drunk man at a station earlier this month.

CNNMoney: Gas prices push commuters to the trainupdated: Thu May 12 2011 12:10:00

Rising gas prices are helping drive a double-digit growth in ridership at several public transit systems across the country.

Three arrested in Atlanta subway muggingupdated: Tue Apr 26 2011 01:06:00

Authorities have arrested three suspects in the assault of two Delta Air Lines employees who were mugged and beaten on Atlanta's subway earlier this month.

Travel the world with iReportersupdated: Fri Dec 17 2010 14:43:00

CNN iReporters captured images of various streetcars, light rail and trolleys from around the world.

Can streetcars save America's cities?updated: Fri Dec 17 2010 14:43:00

In a down economy, pursuing the American dream can be challenging, but restaurant owner Todd Steele was willing to take a chance.

Commuter safety issues remain a year after fatal crash, senators sayupdated: Mon Jun 21 2010 18:03:00

Two U.S. senators from Maryland are expressing concerns that a year after a deadly commuter train wreck near Washington there are still safety problems in the transit system known as Metro.

Ads on NYC buses target those wanting to leave Islamupdated: Thu May 27 2010 09:01:00

"Fatwa on your head?" a new series of provocative ads on New York City buses asks. "Is your community or family threatening you? Leaving Islam?"

CNNMoney: Mass transit for Motor Cityupdated: Mon Feb 15 2010 16:53:00

Can Motor City combat its economic ills by becoming Rail City?

Philadelphia transit workers go on strikeupdated: Wed Nov 04 2009 12:53:00

A union representing thousands of transit workers went on strike early Tuesday in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, shutting down buses, subways and trolleys that carry almost a million people daily.

Atheist ads to adorn New York subway stationsupdated: Wed Oct 21 2009 09:58:00

Some New Yorkers may want to reconsider exclaiming "Thank God" when arriving at their destination subway station beginning Monday.

Brooklyn subway stop named for British bankupdated: Mon Jul 06 2009 17:37:00

The British are coming, the British are coming -- to Brooklyn? By subway?

Officials say crash like D.C. Metro not likely in other citiesupdated: Thu Jun 25 2009 16:18:00

The trains that crashed on the Washington Metro depended on a 33-year-old automated control system widely used in cities across the United States, according to the American Public Transportation Association.

A subway ride back in timeupdated: Wed Dec 17 2008 17:14:00

New York City runs vintage subways on Sundays in December. CNN's Phil Rosenbaum reports.

CNNMoney: Straphangers grow in step with gas pricesupdated: Mon Dec 08 2008 12:57:00

Americans turned to public transportation in the third quarter at their biggest jump in 25 years as gas prices hit record levels, according to a Monday report.

Group: AIG's woes put public transit in trouble with banksupdated: Thu Nov 13 2008 23:06:00

The ongoing financial crisis could put public transit systems nationwide at risk of defaulting on more than $2 billion in loans backed by troubled insurer American International Group, an industry advocacy group said Thursday.

15 injured in bus-train collision in L.A.updated: Fri Sep 19 2008 15:11:00

A metro train and a bus collided Friday, injuring at least 15 people near downtown Los Angeles, officials said.

Train collides with busupdated: Fri Sep 19 2008 15:11:00

A metro train and a bus collided injuring over a dozen people near downtown Los Angeles.

Time.com: Light Rail Train, Bus Crash Near LA; 14 Hurtupdated: Fri Sep 19 2008 11:00:00

A light rail train slammed into a bus near downtown during Friday morning's commute, injuring at least 13 people, fire officials said

Time.com: LA Commuter Train Wreck; 18 Dead, 135 Hurtupdated: Sat Sep 13 2008 01:00:00

Emergency crews found more victims early Saturday, boosting the death toll to 18, as they delicately picked apart the mangled wreckage of a commuter train that collided head-on with a freight train on the same track

Time.com: Mass Transit Use Surges 5.2%updated: Tue Sep 09 2008 10:00:00

The nation's public transportation systems logged a 5.2 percent jump in ridership in the second quarter, according to industry figures to be released Tuesday

CNNMoney: Americans ditching the carupdated: Mon Jul 28 2008 16:07:00

Americans drove 9.6 billion fewer miles in May compared with a year earlier, according to a report Monday from the Federal Highway Administration.

Mass transit an afterthought?updated: Wed Jul 16 2008 13:41:00

Atlanta's mayor and transit CEO discuss the impact of rising fuel costs and the future of mass transit.

U.S. cities scrambling to meet rising mass transit demandsupdated: Wed Jul 16 2008 13:41:00

U.S. cities are racing to cope with ever-increasing demand on public transportation as gas prices remain at record levels.

Time.com: New Orleans Streetcars Reopeningupdated: Fri Jun 20 2008 17:00:00

For the first time since Hurricane Katrina, the 1920s-era St. Charles Avenue streetcar will clack along its entire 13-mile route Sunday

CNNMoney: Oklahoma's painful car cultureupdated: Thu Jun 12 2008 07:28:00

For many people in Oklahoma, life is built around the car.

CNNMoney: Mass transit surge: Most riders since 1957updated: Wed Jun 11 2008 16:13:00

Americans took 10.3 billion trips on public transportation last year, marking the highest ridership level since 1957, according to a new study.

Time.com: Gas Prices Cause Mass Transit Surgeupdated: Tue Jun 03 2008 20:40:00

Rail systems from Boston to Los Angeles are begging passengers to shift their travel to non-peak hours. And some seats have been removed from San Francisco's subway cars to allow more people to cram in

Time.com: Boston, Chicago Train Wrecks Probedupdated: Thu May 29 2008 09:00:00

Investigators are probing commuter train accidents in both Boston and Chicago that resulted in 24 injuries in both cities and one death

CNNMoney: Record gas prices: 21 straight daysupdated: Wed May 28 2008 07:05:00

Retail gas prices hit record highs for the 21st day in a row, motorist group AAA's Web site showed Wednesday.

CNNMoney: Ditch that car, hop a trainupdated: Tue May 13 2008 11:32:00

The soaring price of gas has convinced New Jersey resident Eric Scott to trade the comfort of his car for a seat on the train every morning after 17 years of driving to the office.

Walking to workupdated: Mon Mar 03 2008 11:24:00

Parking your car and taking the subway may be good for your health as Judy Fortin reports in this Health Minute.

Riding, walking to work builds fitness into dayupdated: Mon Mar 03 2008 11:24:00

Lois Fletcher started taking the subway to work nine months ago to save money. It turned out to be an excellent way for her to lose weight -- more than 30 pounds to be exact.

New Orleans streetcars returnupdated: Sun Nov 11 2007 09:44:00

Streetcars rolled through New Orleans' Garden District on Saturday for the first time since Hurricane Katrina.

Storms kill one, disrupt travel around New York Cityupdated: Wed Aug 08 2007 22:59:00

Strong winds and heavy rainstorms tore through the Big Apple early Wednesday, killing one person and wreaking havoc on the region's transit system and causing delays at two major airports.

Severe weather in NYupdated: Wed Aug 08 2007 22:59:00

Severe weather in NY

CNNMoney: Markets open on-time despite N.Y. floodingupdated: Tue Aug 07 2007 23:26:00

Trading at the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market began as scheduled Wednesday in spite of violent thunderstorms and flash floods that crippled New York City's transportation system in the early morning.

Tube derailment in Londonupdated: Thu Jul 05 2007 08:10:00

Tube derailment in London

Suspect held in Los Angeles subway mercury spillupdated: Tue Jan 23 2007 23:05:00

California authorities on Tuesday arrested a man suspected of spilling mercury in a Los Angeles subway station before Christmas, according to an FBI spokeswoman.

L.A. terror task force probes mercury spillupdated: Thu Jan 18 2007 04:31:00

The Los Angeles Joint Terrorism Task Force is investigating an incident involving an unidentified man who spilled a vial of mercury inside a subway station just before Christmas and then disappeared after reporting it to authorities.

CNN Future Summit forumupdated: Mon Jan 15 2007 13:03:00

It looks more like the Batmobile rather than a long-distance coach, so perhaps it is fitting that it is called the Superbus. Offering the speed of an inter-city train with the flexibility of a bus, its Dutch inventors hope that it will provide a vital part in a sustainable future of public transportation and, who knows, it just might make travelling by bus cool.

Subway rider attacked with power sawsupdated: Thu Jul 06 2006 17:58:00

A man went on a rampage in the New York City subway Thursday, terrorizing riders with two battery-powered saws and critically wounding a 64-year-old man, police said.

CNNMoney: Best cities for an oil crisisupdated: Fri Mar 24 2006 11:07:00

New Yorkers may complain endlessly about the city's public transportation system, but the network of subways and train lines may be the city's saving grace in the case of an oil crisis.

CNNMoney: NYC transit deal gets OKupdated: Wed Dec 28 2005 06:00:00

The Transport Workers Union's executive board voted Tuesday night in favor of a new contract with the Metropolitan Transit Authority in New York City, union president Roger Toussaint announced.

CNNMoney: Strike takes $1B bite out of Big Appleupdated: Fri Dec 23 2005 06:11:00

The transit strike that crippled New York City's public transportation system for three days cost the city $1 billion, the New York City Comptroller's office estimated.

Buses, subways on the move again in New Yorkupdated: Fri Dec 23 2005 03:20:00

Buses and subways in New York City were on the move again early Friday after the city's 33,000 mass transit workers returned to their posts following a three-day strike, although negotiations with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority continue.

Union votes to end New York transit walkoutupdated: Thu Dec 22 2005 00:45:00

The executive board of the union representing more than 30,000 New York transit employees voted Thursday to return to work while contract negotiations continue with the Metropolitan Transit Authority.

Transit strike leaves New Yorkers out in coldupdated: Wed Dec 21 2005 04:24:00

Millions of New Yorkers trekked to and from work Wednesday in below-freezing temperatures as the union behind the two-day-old transit strike returned to court to fight $1 million-a-day fines.

Limited transit strike under way in NYCupdated: Mon Dec 19 2005 00:33:00

Workers at a pair of private New York bus lines went on strike early Monday -- the first steps in what could be the shutdown of the nation's largest public transportation system.

CNNMoney: NY transit: Talks continue Saturdayupdated: Sat Dec 17 2005 09:48:00

Negotiations to avert the first phase of a transit strike in New York and hammer out a contract for 33,000 transport workers resumed on Saturday, according to a spokesman for the Transport Workers Union.

CNNMoney: N.Y. transit workers to start walkoutupdated: Fri Dec 16 2005 07:19:00

New York City was poised to be hit by a transit strike as the union representing bus and subway workers announced early Friday they had not been able to reach agreement with management after all-night talks.

CNNMoney: NYC gets ready to strike outupdated: Thu Dec 15 2005 07:20:00

If New York City bus and subway workers strike when their contract expires at 12:01 a.m. ET Friday, there will be "no winners," Mayor Michael Bloomberg said as he described the contingency plan to deal with a possible mass transit shutdown.

Looking for the perfect commuteupdated: Thu Oct 20 2005 16:54:00

Call it the Quest for the Holy Trail.

N.Y. officials defend responseupdated: Tue Oct 11 2005 11:28:00

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Tuesday he and other city officials weren't about to wait until a security threat materialized before acting.

NYPD checking for terror suspects in U.S.updated: Sun Oct 09 2005 09:52:00

Investigators are trying to determine if anyone involved in an alleged terror plot against the New York City subway system is in the United States, the city's top police official said Sunday.

Subway threat originated in Iraqupdated: Sat Oct 08 2005 09:27:00

The threat to New York's subway system originated in Iraq and involved the use of explosives hidden in bags or baby strollers, officials familiar with the investigation told CNN.

Bloomberg defends threat responseupdated: Fri Oct 07 2005 13:59:00

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Friday stood by his decision to increase security after information from the FBI revealed a "specific threat" against the city's subway system, despite intelligence officials saying the information was not credible.

Official: Threat cited this weekendupdated: Fri Oct 07 2005 03:39:00

Two of the dates mentioned in intelligence about possible subway attacks in New York were Friday and Sunday, an official with knowledge of the investigation told CNN.

New York subway system on alertupdated: Thu Oct 06 2005 17:20:00

New York City's subway system was put under heightened alert Thursday after officials received information from the FBI about a "specific threat," Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.

U.S. issues travel warning for UKupdated: Thu Aug 04 2005 00:33:00

The U.S. State Department has warned Americans to maintain "a high level of vigilance" while living or traveling in Britain, following the bombings in London last month.

Second arrest in attempted attacksupdated: Sat Jul 23 2005 12:11:00

A second suspect has been arrested in connection with four attempted bombings this week in London, police said Saturday.

Police kill man on London Tubeupdated: Fri Jul 22 2005 10:45:00

Police have shot a man dead at a London subway station a day after bombers apparently failed to repeat the carnage of the July 7 blasts.

U.S. security stepped up after terror bomb attemptsupdated: Thu Jul 21 2005 16:10:00

Security is stepped up at a September 11 terror target as well as New York City's massive transit system after four terror bomb attacks were attempted in London Thursday.

Democrats urge tighter mass transit securityupdated: Sat Jul 16 2005 13:50:00

In the wake of last week's terrorist attacks in London, Democrats are asking the Bush administration to spend more money securing the U.S. public transportation system.

Transit systems are frequent targets updated: Thu Jul 07 2005 18:29:00

London. Paris. Tokyo. Madrid. Moscow.

U.S. raises terror alert for transit systemsupdated: Thu Jul 07 2005 09:52:00

U.S. mass transit systems were put on higher alert after Thursday's bombings in London, with officials in major cities urging Americans to go about their business but be on the lookout for anything suspicious.

Cities' security measuresupdated: Thu Jul 07 2005 08:42:00

Authorities in major U.S. cities are increasing security, specifically around subway systems, after the deadly attack on London's transit system. The following are steps taken by officials around the country on Thursday.

Business 2.0: TV Gets a Ticket to Rideupdated: Sun May 01 2005 00:01:00

Sensory experiences on the subway aren't necessarily a good thing. But riders in Atlanta will soon have a welcome diversion: television. This summer the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority...

CNNMoney: MTA: Clothing ads promote sexupdated: Fri Nov 05 2004 14:07:00

New York officials were red-faced Friday after discovering clothing ads on city buses appearing to promote reading instead suggested a love of books could be rewarded with oral sex.

CNNMoney: For sale: NYC subway sponsorshipupdated: Tue Jul 27 2004 07:26:00

New York's transit agency is considering selling corporate sponsorships to the city's subway stations, bus lines, bridges and tunnels, according to a published report.

Election Express: The life of a CNN internupdated: Fri Jul 23 2004 11:42:00

A group of college students have traveled far from home, enduring long hours and security checks. Yet they never waiver from their mission -- to help CNN cover the Democratic National Convention.

Marked differences in convention security plansupdated: Thu Apr 01 2004 20:52:00

Security preparations for political party conventions in New York and Boston will affect each city's residents very differently.

America's Risky Railsupdated: Mon Mar 15 2004 12:03:00

Anyone who has boarded an Amtrak train since Sept. 11, 2001, must wonder how long the delusion can last.

Timeline: Subway disastersupdated: Fri Feb 06 2004 06:14:00

The following is a timeline of some of the worst accidents and fatalities to occur on the world's subway networks:

Fortune: The Great Paving How the Interstate Highway System helped create the modern economy--and reshaped the FORTUNE 500.updated: Mon Jan 26 2004 00:01:00

When histories of the interstate highway system are written, they usually begin with the Futurama exhibit at the 1939 World's Fair in New York City. The exhibit, sponsored by General Motors and giv...

Money Magazine: Small Business Finding an idea in the subway Lynne Lambert, Mount Kisco, N.Y.updated: Sat Nov 01 2003 00:01:00

For many New Yorkers, the subway is a necessary evil, an often frustrating part of the city dweller's quest to get from here to there. For Lynne Lambert, it was an idea hiding in plain sight. "I ro...

Fortune: Why Subway Is "The Biggest Problem In Franchising" That's the assessment of a congressional staffer who studied the industry. Foupdated: Mon Mar 16 1998 00:01:00

Talk about an entrepreneur's dream. Frederick DeLuca was 17 when he borrowed $1,000 from a family friend to open a submarine-sandwich shop in Bridgeport, Conn. It didn't do too well, so he opened a...

Fortune: Nuking environmentalists, socialism in the subway, the United States vs. New York, and other matters. NOTES FROM UNDERGROUNDupdated: Mon Apr 08 1991 00:01:00

We open this item with a distant memory, vintage 1940 or thereabouts. In that ancient epoch, your servant spent a fair amount of time navigating to and from Townsend Harris High School on various N...

Fortune: Sex at the SEC, Washington learns from the Mafia, a couple of big Dukakis fans, and other matters. ONLY IN AMERICA (Cont'd)updated: Mon Jan 15 1990 00:01:00

A jury ordered the New York City Transit Authority to pay $13 million in damages to a homeless man and the family of his late brother after the men came in contact with electrified city subway trac...

Fortune: GOOD NEWS ABOUT INFRASTRUCTURE Sure, our bridges, sewers, airports, and roads are overaged and overused. But better management aupdated: Mon Apr 10 1989 00:01:00

TO READ the headlines, America the Beautiful has turned into a beast: ten or more may be dead in bridge fall. america is buckling and leaking. garbage barge earth. gridlock! In December, New York C...

Fortune: Mangling Marx and English, Mommie and Daddy vs. Peggy, The Payoff on Brain Waves, and Other Matters. Further Proof That It's a Jupdated: Mon Aug 03 1987 00:01:00

NEW YORK -- The Metropolitan Transportation Authority ((is)) banning take-one ads in the subway system. The MTA faults take-ones -- . . . sheets of information asking readers to ''take one'' -- for...

Fortune: Massive cuts for mass transitupdated: Mon Feb 03 1986 00:01:00

The Reagan Administration is considering a 60% cut in federal spending for mass transit, from $3.7 billion this fiscal year to $1.5 billion in 1987. Congress has blunted past Administration attempt...

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