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    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Maryland Transit Administration will not get federal funding under the second coronavirus stimulus plan passed in the House of Representatives, the state’s transportation department said Monday. The House passed the HEROES Act 208-199 in mid-May. The bill includes financial payments for local and state governments and direct payments of up to $1,200 per individual. CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES:  Coronavirus Resources: How To Get Help In Maryland TIMELINE: Coronavirus In Maryland, Tracking The Spread ...
    MARIN COUNTY (CBS SF) – Golden Gate Transit is among several Bay Area transit agencies making service changes during the COVID-19 pandemic. The changes taking effect on Sunday are temporary and could be reversed once shelter orders lift and riders return, Golden Gate Transit said in an announcement on Thursday. The transit agency said ferry service to San Francisco will continue to be limited and on weekdays only, and bus service on commute routes to and from San Francisco will...
    On the front lines of the war on COVID-19, there are many civilian heroes going out of their way, as volunteers and contributors. Also, many who are elected to serve are going the extra mile. In this column the Eagle hopes to give our readers an ongoing update on those fighting in the front lines. With subway ridership reaching nearly 1.1 million customers on Monday, July 6, the MTA on Tuesday announced it is deploying 9,000 new digital screens across...
    OAKLAND (CBS SF) – BART said Tuesday that it is making weekly online charts available to the public showing the typical number of people riding trains on its lines at various times so that riders returning to the system can make safe choices about when to commute during the novel coronavirus emergency. The figures in each chart are “an estimation calculated from fare gate information and assumes passengers are evenly spread through all cars on a train,” the transit district...
    Nearly twice as many passengers passed through BART turnstiles last week as did during the transit agency’s lowest ridership of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. But overall ridership remains a fraction of what it once was, with many once-frequent riders finding other methods of transportation or staying home. The agency surveyed a random sample of 1,268 people who previously identified as using the BART, which connects San Francisco, San Mateo, Contra Costa, Alameda and Santa Clara counties. Five of six respondents...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City What would a $20 toll for drivers traveling into Manhattan’s Central Business District do for traffic and the environment in New York City?  A study from Cornell University found that traffic in Lower Manhattan could be reduced by 40%, greenhouse gas emissions could be reduced by 15%, and ridership on mass transit could bump by 6%.  “If we charge a high...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — As New Yorkers return to work, more people are starting to use mass transit. The MTA says subway ridership surpassed 1 million people Tuesday for the first time since March. Buses have also exceeded the 50% normal ridership. RELATED STORY: MTA Announces Service Increases In Phase 2 As Ridership Grows; Officials Urge Riders To Wear ‘Masks, Masks, Masks’ Weekday subway service is being delivered with regular schedules and buses with regular closed-school schedules. Crews continue to...
    Metro announced Wednesday that the Silver Line would resume operations on Aug. 16 and open six stations in Fairfax County, Virginia, on the same day. That’s weeks earlier than original planned, Metro said in a statement, in part because the drop in ridership due to the COVID-19 pandemic has kept ridership down, allowing for a monthslong shutdown that let more work get done. Metro ridership is currently down about 90%. The reopening stations are McLean, Tysons Corner, Greensboro, Spring Hill,...
    PITTSBURG (CBS SF) – In response to recent rising ridership numbers as COVID-19 restrictions ease, BART on Monday began sending three extra commute trains to Pittsburg/Bay Point after previously turning them around at Pleasant Hill. On June 8, BART added the three trains running from Pleasant Hill to Daly City starting at 6:16 a.m., 6:46 a.m. and 7:16 a.m. on weekdays to have trains running on its Yellow Line every 15 minutes during the morning commute, then three trains from...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — The coronavirus pandemic has hit transit agencies across the Bay Area hard, with BART still operating at slightly more than 10 percent of normal ridership. The question that BART officials face: What will it take to make people comfortable to ride the train again? At midday on a Monday, downtown San Francisco is so quiet it looks like somebody hit the pause button. Still, as business slowly begins to reawaken, BART trains look nothing like...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City New York City Transit subways and buses hit the two million customer mark Monday as the city began Phase II of reopening, signaling what agency officials felt was the beginning of a comeback. But the progress since COVID-19 forced 92% of the subways ridership off the trains is still underscored by the MTA’s monthly loss of $500 million and the reality...
    A New York City Mass Transit Authority (MTA) transit employee seems down the platform from a subway car immediately after arriving at the Coney Island station in Brooklyn, New York on Might 6. Corey Sipkin/AFP/Getty Photos The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA), which runs the New York Metropolis subway process, has employed $2.9 billion of the March funding from the Federal CARES Act which signifies about 73% of the funds, but expects to exhaust the remaining funding in early July. “The...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has resumed regular weekday service as New York City began reopening, with precautions in place to ensure the safety of essential workers and all New Yorkers.The MTA announced that on Friday, June 19, weekday combined ridership on New York City subways and buses surpassed 2 million for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March. While a significant increase since the start of the pandemic, the figure represents...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced service increases on subways and buses across the five boroughs as New York City progresses into Phase 2 reopening and ridership steadily grows. PHOTO GALLERY: New York City Enters Phase 2 Reopening Acting MTA Bus President Craig Cipriano said Monday service is being increased on four routes in Manhattan: M15, M23, M34 and M60. That restores 80 percent of Manhattan’s normal, weekly bus service. The other boroughs have had normal service...
    Public transit ridership has continued to climb this week as the city reopens — but buses remain more popular than subways, according to the MTA. Subway ridership, which averaged nearly 5.5 million trips per day in 2019, has trailed bus ridership every single day since Monday, March 23 — when the first full week of New York’s coronavirus lockdown began, the MTA said Thursday. This past Tuesday saw bus ridership climb to 914,000, up nearly 52,000 from the previous day,...
    FILE – In this March 31, 2020, file photo, a man walks past Metro’s Federal Center Southwest station, closed due to reduced ridership in response to the coronavirus, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File) Metro service appears set to ramp up later this summer. Metro is currently operating at about 35% of normal peak service, with plans to jump to 70 to 80% levels in its next reopening phase. Speaking at Metro’s Board of Directors meeting Thursday, Metro General Manager...
    New York’s most prominent elected Republicans are urging Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to deliver the MTA billions of dollars in federal coronavirus rescue money. In a letter to McConnell Thursday, 18 Empire State Republicans — including Rep. Elise Stefanik and City Councilman Joe Borelli, President Trump’s New York campaign co-chairs — echoed the MTA’s call for a second $3.9 billion bailout, calling the previous bailout “not enough to meet the need.” “The MTA’s financial future is at risk without...
    New York City’s subway ridership on Monday reached its highest level since the coronavirus pandemic first hit the Big Apple in March, transit officials said this week. Ridership topped 800,000 on Monday, the same day the city entered its first phase of reopening following a lengthy coronavirus-spurred lockdown, the New York Post, citing transit officials, reported. CORONAVIRUS PROMPTS NEW YORK CITY TO CLOSE SUBWAYS OVERNIGHT FOR ‘DAILY DEEP CLEANING’ “We’ve now hit 15 percent [pre-pandemic] ridership for the first time,” Interim...
    Subway ridership on Monday reached its highest level since the coronavirus hit the city in March, transit officials said Tuesday. Straphangers took 800,000 subway trips as the Big Apple began to reopen — the most since March 23, the first full week of the state’s coronavirus lockdown. In total, 213,000 more people rode buses and subways compared to last Monday — a 17 percent increase. “We’ve now hit 15 percent [pre-pandemic] ridership for the first time,” Interim Transit President Sarah...
    WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (KGO) -- ABC7 is committed to Building a Better Bay Area, and helping you navigate four main pillars including education, health, the economy and our changing workplace.BART says its taking another step toward restoring service as stay-at-home restrictions begin to ease in response to the coronavirus pandemic. This means BART riders who use the Yellow Line will be getting some breathing room.RELATED: Rearranged seats and personal hand straps: BART reveals 15-step plan to getting service back on...
    WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (KGO) -- ABC7 is committed to Building a Better Bay Area, and helping you navigate four main pillars including education, health, the economy and our changing workplace.BART says its taking another step toward restoring service as stay-at-home restrictions begin to ease in response to the coronavirus pandemic. This means BART riders who use the Yellow Line will be getting some breathing room.RELATED: Rearranged seats and personal hand straps: BART reveals 15-step plan to getting service back on...
    Metro ridership was up significantly on Saturday as massive crowds of demonstrators made their way to protests in D.C. throughout the day. WMATA said they had about 69,500 riders compared to about 24,000 on the previous Saturday, May 30. Metro increased the number of trains that were running during the day to accommodate for an increase in riders. Additionally, Metro opened up the first and last cars on each train to riders to help with social distancing.