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  • Moment man, 25, viciously assaults lone female rider, 29, in unprovoked attack on Miami metro where he punched her more than 20 times, kicked her and slammed her head, 'before beating two more men that same day'

    09/22/2020 6:40:35 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 113 replies ^ | Published: 11:03 EDT, 21 September 2020 | Updated: 04:01 EDT, 22 Sept 2020 | By Lauren Fruen
    Joshua James King is accused of beating up Andrea Puerta on September 4 Footage shows the suspect walk onto the metro before launching the attack Without warning he begins repeatedly punching Puerta before pushing her across the car and launching her headfirst into a chair Puerta, who suffered a broken rib, says she had 'never seen' her attacker before King was arrested and is now facing three counts of aggravated battery charges ================================================================================================= A Miami metro rider has been caught on camera viciously assaulting a lone female traveler in an unprovoked, random attack. Joshua James King, 25, is accused of...

    04/14/2020 12:27:23 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 156 replies
    Powerline ^ | APRIL 14, 2020 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    As everyone knows, New York City is the main center of COVID-19 infection and fatality in the U.S., with something like 40% of all American deaths. The reasons why shouldn’t be a mystery. When the Black Death struck Europe in the 14th Century, people had no idea what caused the disease, and all of their theories were wrong. But experience showed, as was the case in later plagues, that the countryside was safer than the city. Most people who could decamped from cities to the country. And New York City, with more than 28,000 people per square mile, is by...
  • Study: Rider, Revenue Ripples Seen From Low-Income MBTA Fare (Mass.)

    02/24/2020 5:24:08 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    State House News Service ^ | February 24, 2020
    An income-based MBTA fare option could attract tens of thousands of new rapid transit and bus riders and could prompt hundreds of thousands more trips on the RIDE paratransit service, according to an ongoing T study. If the MBTA set the qualifying income at 200% of the federal poverty level, between 50,000 and 90,000 new commuters would ride the subway or bus every year, MBTA Deputy Director of Policy and Strategic Planning Lynsey Heffernan told the T's board Monday.
  • Victim in fatal BART stabbing possibly good Samaritan trying to stop robbery

    11/20/2019 2:52:23 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 10 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 20, 2019 | Juliet Williams
    A man who was stabbed to death aboard a San Francisco Bay Area commuter train Tuesday may have been trying to stop the theft of another rider’s shoes, authorities said.
  • Subway Ride From Hell: Desperate Straphangers Stuck in Sweltering Car

    06/06/2017 5:11:08 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 13 replies
    NBC 4/New York ^ | June 6, 2017 | Michelle Kim and Lori Bordonaro
    This is what happens when the New York City subway literally feels like hell. Desperate straphangers stuck for nearly an hour in a powerless subway car with no air conditioning tried to break out of an F train at Manhattan's Broadway-Lafayette station Monday evening, video posted to Twitter shows.
  • 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....
  • 'Mass Hysteria' Causes Stampede at NYC Subway Station: NYPD

    06/21/2016 8:21:20 PM PDT · by ifinnegan · 43 replies
    NBC4 New York ^ | 6/21/16 | Lori Bordonaro
    "All they said was just, 'Run, run, run, run,'" one commuter recalled. "People getting stampeded, getting trampled, bags flying. It's crazy right now" Dozens of commuters ran out of a crowded Manhattan subway station Tuesday morning after one straphanger thought someone claimed to have a gun, according to the NYPD. Straphangers stampeded out of the Central Park North - 110th Street subway station in Harlem at about 9 a.m. in what police are calling mass hysteria. Authorities said the commotion spurred from a fight between two people on a 2 train. It's not clear what led straphangers to believe someone...
  • L train might shut down Manhattan-Brooklyn service in hipster nightmare

    01/14/2016 1:53:42 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 18 replies ^ | 01/13/2016 | Danielle Furfaro and Frank Rosario
    The MTA might totally shut down L-train service between Manhattan and Brooklyn for more than a year — creating a nightmare for hundreds of thousands of straphangers on the already cramped route. The drastic measure on hipster heaven Williamsburg’s transit lifeline would be the quickest and cheapest way to repair damage to the 80-year-old Canarsie Tube under the East River caused by Hurricane Sandy, said MTA spokesman Adam Lisberg. The step would be similar to when the MTA shut down R-train service through the Montague tunnel between Manhattan and Brooklyn for 14 months from August 2013 to September 2014 to...
  • Woman, T at odds after fight

    08/30/2015 6:18:51 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | August 30, 2015 | Chris Villani
    A pregnant Dorchester woman says she has been too afraid to go outside since getting into a fight with an MBTA bus driver who she said swore at her when she couldn’t pay the fare. A cellphone video posted online that went viral captured the fracas after Husniya Anderson, 32, threw a drink at the 13-year veteran driver who had asked her to get off the bus because she didn’t have enough money for the fare. The video then appears to show the driver attacking Anderson outside the bus as she holds on to her 3-year-old daughter in an effort...
  • MBTA driver suspended after attack

    08/27/2015 5:25:00 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | August 27, 2015 | Owen Boss
    A veteran MBTA bus operator has been suspended while transit police investigate an incident captured on video that appears to show the driver attacking a rider who threw a drink on her while leaving the bus. “Transit Police are working to identify the woman who assaulted the bus operator,” MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo said of the video, which has been posted online. “The woman was upset because the bus operator had asked her to pay the bus fare. It’s unclear why the woman felt she didn’t have to pay.”
  • Police: ‘Disrespect’ over a cigarette lighter was behind last month’s DART train shooting

    07/22/2015 8:15:52 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 20 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 7-22-15 | Tristan Hallman
    Last month’s DART train shooting that left two men wounded was sparked a month earlier by a cigarette lighter, authorities say. Patrick Klaypenh told police the dispute began after he got off a train early May 10 at the LBJ-Skillman Station and was approached by Curtis Langrum, who asked if he could borrow Klaypenh’s lighter. Langrum and Klaypenh “then started to verbally argue about how (Langrum) disrespected (Klaypenh) about borrowing the lighter,” according to an arrest warrant affidavit. DART Police have said the two are in rival gangs. Still, the two walked away after the argument, police said. But the...
  • Activists want T bid derailed

    10/18/2014 6:15:43 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 18, 2014 | Chris Cassidy
    Human rights and labor activists are voicing outrage that the Patrick administration could soon award a staggering $1.3 billion subway contract to a rail enterprise owned by the repressive Communist Chinese government, saying the deal would be a “terrible disgrace.” “If the left-leaning Massachusetts blue staters love to boycott things that break the wrong way on issues of rights, why does China get a pass on all of that?” said Tom Cushman, a human rights activist and professor at Wellesley College.
  • Bay Area Rapid Transit Official Earns $330K Without Working

    06/09/2013 1:58:36 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 27 replies
    Bay Area News Group ^ | 06/09/2013 | Thomas Peele and Daniel J. Willis
    BART's top-paid worker of 2012 never worked a day With a gross salary of more than $333,000, BART's highest-paid employee last year wasn't its general manager, police chief or a worker who racked up gobs of overtime scrubbing grime from filthy train seats. It was someone who did no work at all for BART in 2012: Dorothy Dugger, the agency's former general manager who resigned under pressure more than two years ago. Under a lucrative retirement scheme, Dugger, 57, quietly stayed on the books, burning off nearly 80 weeks of unused vacation time, drawing paychecks and full benefits for more...
  • Cellphone Video Captures Woman Tossing Baby To Passenger On Bus

    04/14/2013 7:35:25 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    The Hartford Courant ^ | April 12, 2013 | CHRISTINE DEMPSEY
    HARTFORD — Police are investigating a recorded disturbance on a bus during which a screaming woman tossed her baby into the lap of a passenger so she could fight another woman. Neither the baby — nor the woman she proceeded to fight — was believed to be injured.
  • Wide racial gap exists on speed of Boston-area commutes

    11/25/2012 7:14:51 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 65 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | November 24, 2012 | Eric Moskowitz
    At the end of a recent community meeting on the state transportation system, a grandmotherly woman with a lyrical Caribbean accent strode up to the top transportation official in Massachusetts, dispensing with pleasantries. “Let me tell you something,” she told Transportation Secretary Richard A. Davey. “I am so upset with Number 28.”
  • Metro derailed by culture of complacence, incompetence, lack of diversity

    03/27/2012 6:09:20 AM PDT · by Road Glide · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 26, 2012 | Luke Rosiak
    Ninety-seven percent of the bus and train operators at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority are black, with only six white women out of more than 3,000 drivers, according to Metro documents — a lack of diversity at one of the region’s largest employers that has led to an acknowledgment of failure in affirmative-action documents and spawned a series of lawsuits. The homogeneity, interviews with dozens of current and former Metro workers indicated, is a proxy to a clubby culture of favoritism in which merit has little to do with promotions, and accountability, such as noting safety violations, is a...
  • Why Conservatives Don't Like Public Transportation

    05/11/2011 9:42:03 AM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 84 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | May 11, 2011 | Tim Dunkin
    Ask most conservatives what they think about public transportation, and they’d probably tell you that they don’t like it. And it’s not just because of the smell and the gum stuck to the seats. Most of us conservatives, deep down inside, at least in some subconscious way, feel that mass public transportation is just a little bit communist. After all, we conservatives like our freedom. That’s probably a lot of the reason why we’re in love with the automobile. With the wide open spaces and abundant road system we enjoy in America, conservatives would never dream of trying to force...
  • On BART Trains, the Seats Are Taken (by Bacteria)

    03/05/2011 10:48:41 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 5, 2011 | By ZUSHA ELINSON
    Carrie Nee prefers to stand during her half-hour commute on BART from San Leandro to downtown San Francisco. Although the trains’ blue fabric seats are plush and comfortable, Ms. Nee refuses to sit on them. As Bob Franklin, the BART board president, acknowledged, “People don’t know what’s in there.” Now they do. Fecal and skin-borne bacteria resistant to antibiotics were found in a seat on a train headed from Daly City to Dublin/Pleasanton. Further testing on the skin-borne bacteria showed characteristics of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, the drug-resistant bacterium that causes potentially lethal infections, although Ms. Franklin cautioned that...
  • The worst train in NY

    10/04/2010 8:54:28 AM PDT · by frogjerk · 19 replies
    Next time you want to complain about your commute, think about the riders on LIRR train No. 1062. The 5:41 p.m. run from Penn Station to Seaford, LI, has the worst track record of any train on the nation's largest commuter railroad. Since July 1, the line has been canceled outright or halted in its run seven times -- more than any other of the 1,431 daily trains operated by the MTA's Metro-North or LIRR, according to a Post analysis of transportation data. Frustrated rider Tom Seigel, who was on the 5:41 p.m. train Friday, said, "It's hard to be...
  • A rough road for bus safety - Records show (METRO) drivers had 1,029 wrecks last year (in Houston)

    06/07/2010 11:20:57 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 17 replies · 25+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 7, 2010, 5:55AM | YANG WANG
    ...On average, that's nearly three accidents or fender benders each day. Two accidents this year involved buses and Metro's light rail — both the result of bus drivers running red lights... The Chronicle's review of accidents, citations and breakdowns involving the Metropolitan Transit Authority's 1,210 buses documented a total of 1,029 wrecks last year. Metro Police classified 338 of them as “preventable,” meaning the bus drivers involved could have taken measures to prevent the accidents; 220 caused at least $1,000 in damages or resulted in people ending up at hospitals. Altogether, at least 334 people were injured in bus or...