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  • CDC issue sweeping national mask mandate on ALL public transport including planes, ships, subways and buses that will take effect on TUESDAY

    01/30/2021 3:15:58 AM PST · by knighthawk · 44 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 30 2021 | Reuters
    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a sweeping order late Friday requiring the use of face masks on nearly all forms of public transportation from Tuesday as the country continues to report thousands of daily COVID-19 deaths. The order, which takes effect at 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday, requires face masks to be worn by all travelers on airplanes, ships, trains, subways, buses, taxis, and ride-shares and at transportation hubs like airports, bus or ferry terminals, train and subway stations and seaports. The CDC said people violating the order could potentially face criminal penalties, but suggested civil...
  • Coronavirus Reveals the Downsides of Urbanization

    03/20/2020 10:23:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    nr ^ | March 19, 2020 | DAN MCLAUGHLIN
    The relentless march of urbanization, in the United States and around the world, has been coming for a long time. .. America went from 8.8 percent urban in 1830 to 25.7 percent in 1870, then to a majority in 1920, and up to about two-thirds by the mid-1950s. We were 80 percent urban by 2010. North America has the most urban population in the world. But it is not alone in seeing an accelerating trend. The U.N. estimated that, in 2009, half the world’s population lived in urban areas for the first time in human history. Over 4 billion people...
  • Mass Transit, The Pandemic Petri Dish The Left Loves

    03/20/2020 10:40:47 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    The Issues and Insights Editorial Board ^ | March 20, 2020 | Thomas McArdle
    For decades, politicians who propose and promote big government have done all they could to wean Americans off the convenience and freedom of cars and pack them like sardines into subways and buses, .. the real reason for progressives’ passion for trains is their goal of diminishing Americans’ individualism in order to make them more amenable to collectivism ... Fortunes in taxpayer monies have been misspent trying to get people to travel in ways they wish not to, sitting or standing in close proximity to perfect strangers instead of in the private company of their own vehicle with their loved...
  • Seattle bus riders rail against ‘gagging’ human waste smell from homeless

    06/24/2019 4:18:28 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 71 replies ^ | 6/19/2019 | Jason Rantz
    There’s a recurring complaint with King County Metro customers: The buses or bus stops smell of human waste. And some customers are losing their patience, sometimes unfairly. “Either you have a serial dumper or no one did anything to address this,” one customer complained. “Sick of it. Clean this [expletive] up, literally.” As a frequent bus user, I’ve experienced some of the same observations on routes 70 and 8. The bus or bus stop can sometimes smell as if it’s been used as a toilet. KTTH and MyNorthwest, through a public disclosure request, poured through over 15,000 complaints filed with...
  • Knorr Brake to add 200 jobs to Westminster facility (Maryland)

    05/26/2017 11:15:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | May 25, 2017 | Carrie Wells
    Westminster-based Knorr Brake Co., which makes brakes, doors and HVAC systems for mass-transit rail lines, will add 200 new jobs over the next six years, the Maryland Department of Commerce announced Thursday. The company will add 30,000 square feet of space to its facility at the Westminster Technology Park, investing $2.2 million. The company built its facility there in 2013. The Maryland Department of Commerce will provide a $700,000 conditional loan through the Maryland Economic Development Assistance Authority and Fund to help the company expand. Knorr Brake currently has 280 full-time employees....
  • Chinese Company Tests Giant Bus That Drives Over Cars

    08/05/2016 3:22:40 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 05, 2016 | Steven Overly
    <p>TEB-1 has a spacious passenger compartment measuring 72 feet long by 26 feet wide.</p> <p>Every urban commuter laments the twice-a-day headache of traffic congestion and the often disappointing alternatives that mass transit offers.</p> <p>A Chinese company has officially rolled out one potential solution: the TEB-1, or Transit Elevated Bus. The giant "flying" bus, as some have called it, straddles two lanes of traffic and stands nearly 16 feet tall so that it can pass over cars on the roadway below. While still a long way from mass production, the TEB-1 could one day alleviate major traffic woes in China and other countries with crowded metropolitan areas.</p>
  • Elderly man bullied on bus in Los Angeles

    06/28/2013 2:38:57 PM PDT · by Irenic · 66 replies ^ | June 26 2013 8pm | Erica Rodriguez
    LOS ANGELES -- An elderly man was terrorized on a Metro bus and it was all caught on camera. Another bus rider appears to strike the man and screams at him after the older man accidentally sat on him. The incident happened around 8 p.m. Wednesday near Wilshire Avenue and Vermont Boulevard. "I started filming it for my husband who doesn't realize all the crazy stuff that happens on the bus all the time, and then it got really intense," said Erica Rodriguez, who captured the incident on camera. Rodriguez says she's not really surprised that no one stepped in...
  • The self-acclaimed queen of the ferry ...

    10/19/2010 12:11:21 PM PDT · by subcorpus · 11 replies
    //Sub/Corpus blog ^ | 10/10/10 | subcorpus
    This girl will either be seated legs crossed, back straight, arms folded across her chest, wearing shades covering most of her face, or she will be sitting with her handbag on her lap, white headphones wires going up from inside her bag in to her ears, and thumb typing the life out of her cell phone while appearing engrossed and distracted.
  • False Dreams and Broken Promises: The Wasteful Federal Investment in Urban Mass Transit

    05/31/2010 2:55:32 PM PDT · by narses · 56 replies · 1,274+ views
    Cato ^ | Jean Love and Wendell Cox
    Over the past quarter century, U.S. taxpayers have pumped more than $100 billion in subsidies into the nation's urban mass transit systems. That massive taxpayer investment has paid for urban public transportation systems that fewer and fewer Americans are using. Incredibly, mass transit ridership is lower today--not only as a percentage of commuter trips taken but also in absolute numbers of riders-- than it was in the early 1960s. Despite the low and declining use of bus and rail systems, federal grants for urban transit now appear to be as popular as ever: bills before both houses of Congress would...
  • Driver reported for kicking gay man off bus

    03/02/2010 4:05:02 PM PST · by WesternCulture · 10 replies · 555+ views ^ | 03/02/2010 | Peter Vinthagen Simpson
    The discrimination ombudsman (DO) has asked Stockholm local transport authority, SL, to adequately compensate a gay man after a bus driver ordered him to leave the bus. The man boarded the bus at Danderyd hospital on his way home to nearby Täby when the bus driver is alleged to have said: "Do you think it is fun that I can see your panties?" according to the man's report to the discrimination ombudsman (DO) which has taken up the case. The man explained that while he was not wearing panties, his underwear could be seen just above the waist of his...
  • Plenty of fight left in the older O’Leary

    12/03/2005 1:12:51 PM PST · by Murtyo · 10 replies · 360+ views
    Irish Examiner, Cork ^ | 03-DEC-2005 | Ian Guider
    Michael O’Leary is focused on Ryanair growth and tackling the GovernmentTHOSE hoping that Ryanair’s outspoken chief executive Michael O’Leary will go quietly into retirement are in for a surprise. While the headlines suggested that 2008 would see his departure, O’Leary has other ideas. “In 2008 I will have done 20 years in Ryanair, I will be 47. I think it is getting closer to the day when I am going to go. Is it going to be 2008? No. It might be 2007 or it might be 2009. I will go when it is a natural time for me to...
  • 'Tube flood plan' to kill thousands (THREAT TO LONDON UPDATE)

    08/09/2004 3:28:30 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 29 replies · 1,368+ views
    Metro ^ | August 9, 2004 | Sarah Getty
    A terror plot to detonate a bomb inside a Tube tunnel beneath the Thames has been uncovered by MI5 chiefs, it was reported yesterday. The explosion would pierce the bed of the river, leaving tens of thousands of rush- hour commuters to be drowned or trampled underfoot in the panic as people tried to flee. Blueprints for an attack on the Underground and maps of the tunnels were reported to have been discovered at an al- Qaeda training camp in Afghanistan, a Sunday newspaper reported. It is the latest in a series of terror scares. Last week, reports suggested Heathrow...
  • Work on subway link eyed for 2004

    09/25/2003 2:39:53 PM PDT · by Hacksaw · 7 replies · 175+ views
    PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW ^ | Thursday, September 25, 2003 | By David M. Brown
    <p>The Port Authority of Allegheny County hopes to begin construction as early as next fall on subway links to the North Shore and the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.</p> <p>The so-called North Shore Connector would route light-rail tracks beneath the Allegheny River to link Downtown with the North Side. The extension to the Downtown convention center would run from the US Steel Tower.</p>