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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A self-proclaimed hacker shares his story and reflects on the meaning of the term. CNN's Dan Simon reports.
The hacking group "Anonymous" took credit for an online attack targeting San Francisco's embattled transit system.
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.
Protesters close a San Francisco subway station, angry about a transit police officer shooting a man. KTVU reports.
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.
Rising gas prices are helping drive a double-digit growth in ridership at several public transit systems across the country.
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.
CNN iReporters captured images of various streetcars, light rail and trolleys from around the world.
In a down economy, pursuing the American dream can be challenging, but restaurant owner Todd Steele was willing to take a chance.
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.
"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?"
Can Motor City combat its economic ills by becoming Rail City?
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.
Some New Yorkers may want to reconsider exclaiming "Thank God" when arriving at their destination subway station beginning Monday.
The British are coming, the British are coming -- to Brooklyn? By subway?
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.
New York City runs vintage subways on Sundays in December. CNN's Phil Rosenbaum reports.
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.
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.
A metro train and a bus collided Friday, injuring at least 15 people near downtown Los Angeles, officials said.
A metro train and a bus collided injuring over a dozen people near downtown Los Angeles.
A light rail train slammed into a bus near downtown during Friday morning's commute, injuring at least 13 people, fire officials said
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
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
Americans drove 9.6 billion fewer miles in May compared with a year earlier, according to a report Monday from the Federal Highway Administration.
Atlanta's mayor and transit CEO discuss the impact of rising fuel costs and the future of mass transit.
U.S. cities are racing to cope with ever-increasing demand on public transportation as gas prices remain at record levels.
For the first time since Hurricane Katrina, the 1920s-era St. Charles Avenue streetcar will clack along its entire 13-mile route Sunday
For many people in Oklahoma, life is built around the car.
Americans took 10.3 billion trips on public transportation last year, marking the highest ridership level since 1957, according to a new study.
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
Investigators are probing commuter train accidents in both Boston and Chicago that resulted in 24 injuries in both cities and one death
Retail gas prices hit record highs for the 21st day in a row, motorist group AAA's Web site showed Wednesday.
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.
Parking your car and taking the subway may be good for your health as Judy Fortin reports in this Health Minute.
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.
Streetcars rolled through New Orleans' Garden District on Saturday for the first time since Hurricane Katrina.
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 NY
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 London
California authorities on Tuesday arrested a man suspected of spilling mercury in a Los Angeles subway station before Christmas, according to an FBI spokeswoman.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Call it the Quest for the Holy Trail.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Tuesday he and other city officials weren't about to wait until a security threat materialized before acting.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
A second suspect has been arrested in connection with four attempted bombings this week in London, police said Saturday.
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.
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.
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.
London. Paris. Tokyo. Madrid. Moscow.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
Security preparations for political party conventions in New York and Boston will affect each city's residents very differently.
Anyone who has boarded an Amtrak train since Sept. 11, 2001, must wonder how long the delusion can last.
The following is a timeline of some of the worst accidents and fatalities to occur on the world's subway networks:
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...
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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...
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...
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...
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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...
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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