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    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City City Comptroller Scott Stringer is telling the Department of Transportation that it is time to upgrade street signs across for readability so commercial vehicles and other cars can navigate easily. Stringer says the DOT is three...
    A view of Amazon Prime delivery vans in Amazon hub, Woodside, a day after protest in Staten Island Borough in New York City amid Coronavirus Pandemic on April 1, 2020.John Nacion | NurPhoto | Getty Images More than 1,200 Amazon delivery drivers have been laid off in recent months after the company cut contracts with...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota-based 3M is reporting some positive news Thursday morning, saying that sales in July 2020 represented a 6% increase year-over-year. The $2.8 billion in sales reported were driven in part by organic local-currency sales, which went up 3%. The other component of the increase was attributed to acquisitions. “Total sales increased 29...
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (KGO) -- The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is going above and beyond to ensure riders and employees are safe while riding and operating public transportation during COVID-19."I want them to feel comfortable getting on our buses," said Dwight Mendalla, service worker for VTA. "I'm one of those people that comes...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The upcoming school year is going to look a lot different due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and one aspect of that includes busing. On a Zoom call Monday night, Pittsburgh Public Schools leaders laid out a list of things that describe what the ride for students will be like, and what families...
    WASHINGTON (WJZ) — Four years to the day before residents in northwest Baltimore were jolted by a deadly gas explosion, another Maryland community was rocked by a similar tragedy. On August 10, 2016, an explosion occurred at the Flower Branch Apartments in Silver Spring, killing seven people and injuring dozens more. The National Transportation Safety...
    Uber and Lyft will now have to classify its drivers as employees rather than contractors, a judge in the San Francisco Superior Court ruled. The ruling also said drivers are entitled to benefits California employees receive, since the two companies are based in the state. Those benefits include a minimum wage, health insurance, paid rest periods,...
    A judge in the San Francisco Superior Court has sided against two massive ride-sharing apps in an employment classification case. Writing in a Monday ruling, county Judge Ethan Schulman found that drivers for Uber and Lyft should be classified as employees rather than contractors and are owed benefits that other Californians are entitled to, including...
    The Transportation Security Administration screened more than 831,000 people Sunday, notching its highest count since mid-March when the outbreak of COVID-19 brought air travel to a near-standstill. However, with air traffic nearing a five-month high, airport security is finding guns in passenger carry-on bags at three times the rate recorded before the pandemic. What's more, about 80%...
    VIDEO4:3204:32As transports climb, traders weigh whether Dow theory can apply to this marketTrading Nation Dow theory ... with a twist. That's what this year's market uncertainty could bring, Chantico Global founder and CEO Gina Sanchez told CNBC's "Trading Nation" on Friday as the Dow Jones Transportation Average overtook its June highs. According to Dow theory, developed...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Baltimore City Department of Transportation announced Friday it will add eight more miles to the “Slow Streets” program. The Slow Streets program began July 27. It is meant to provide a safe way to calm traffic and reduce traffic volumes in an effort to give residents more space to social distance. Related...
    California prison officials said almost 18,000 inmates in state prisons are being released because of the coronavirus — an increase of 70 percent from earlier release estimates. And details are surfacing about who these prisoners are, including a report issued by KTLA in Los Angeles: Among those released last week was Terebea Williams, who served...
    A large fence erected to protect the federal courthouse in Portland, Oregon, remains in place, but the city says it is illegal. The city of Portland is imposing a $500 fine on the federal government for every 15 minutes the fence stays in place, the Associated Press reported. The Oregonian reported that the fence was...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City The long arm of the law is now in the form of camera systems on buses that issue tickets, a program long in the pilot phase that will soon be making its full rollout to three...
    ADANA, TURKEY – JULY 08: A drone photo shows an “ecological overpass” located at Tarsus-Pozanti Highway in Adana, Turkey on July 08, 2020. “Ecological bridges,” where animals cross safely, have been built on highways by the Turkish Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure to protect both wild animals and prevent traffic accidents caused by wildlife....
    SAN ANTONIO – City Council will meet on Wednesday afternoon to discuss how to provide aid during the coronavirus pandemic. The meeting is slated to begin at 2 p.m. via videoconference. It will be livestreamed in this article; if there is not a livestream available, check back at a later time. Councilmembers will discuss funding...
    By MARK SCOLFORO, Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — School districts nationwide puzzling over how to safely educate children during a pandemic have a more immediate challenge — getting 26 million bus-riding students there in the first place. Few challenges are proving to be more daunting than figuring out how to maintain social distance on...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — School districts nationwide puzzling over how to safely educate children during a pandemic have a more immediate challenge — getting 26 million bus-riding students there in the first place. Few challenges are proving to be more daunting than figuring out how to maintain social distance on school buses. A wide array...
    DENVER (CBS4)– Denver Public Schools announced some big changes to its busing system when school resumes in-person learning this fall. DPS will begin with remote learning on Aug. 24 through Oct. 16 due to the coronavirus pandemic. (credit: ThinkStock) DPS said that under the health and social-distancing guidelines for transportation, buses will only be able...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City BY DANNY HARRIS AND BETSY PLUM Four months ago, traffic engineers in major cities around the world were asking themselves the same questions: How does a crowded city, reliant on underground trains, function in an airborne...
    Live free ... and fly? New Hampshire has passed a new law that allows so-called “flying cars” on its public roads, but they won’t be using them as runways, except in emergencies. The “Jetson Law” makes provisions in the state's motor vehicle rules for roadable aircraft, which are designed with retractable wings and rotors so they can...
    The city is in secret talks to buy out three school bus companies, and to operate their 1,300 vehicles itself, sources told The Post. Right now the Department of Education contracts with multiple firms that provide a total of 10,000 buses to transport about 150,000 students a year. DOE spokeswoman Miranda Barbot refused to comment...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff OAKLAND (KDKA) — The U.S. Department of Transportation announced on Friday that it awarded the University of Pittsburgh $1 million in grant money to fund a new Tier 1 University Transportation Center. “These investments in four new transportation research centers will help advance innovation and create new solutions to increase...
    An Alaska state lawmaker was killed along with six others in a two-aircraft collision that occurred Friday morning. State Rep. Gary Knopp, 67, was the sole passenger on one of the planes that crashed into the other which carried six passengers. Multiple witnesses saw the crash happen, according to state troopers. Most of the...
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Another North Carolina legislator is resigning before the two-year General Assembly term ends. Republican Rep. Chuck McGrady of Henderson County is one of House Speaker Tim Moore's appointments to a reconfigured state Board of Transportation. Moore announced on Friday that he was picking McGrady and real estate developer Stephen Rosenburgh to...
    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission has given its go-ahead to the acquisition of the rail business of Canadian engineering firm Bombardier by French train maker Alstom. Alstom, which makes the French TGV high-speed trains, said this year it had signed an agreement with a view to buy full control of Bombardier Transportation, for a...
    America was built by John Lewises Why did a tiny Long Island pizzeria get Trumps stamp of approval? Thank roiling local Facebook drama and a well-timed Fox Business segment Lyft plans to offer car rentals across much of US Lyft is expanding its car rental service, which it says will simplify the rental...
    On Wednesday, The New York Times published a piece seemingly insinuating that white suburbanites harbor racism against non-whites, and President Trump is playing on their fears to win votes in November. In the piece, titled, “Trump Plays on Racist Fears of Terrorized Suburbs to Court White Voters,” the authors claim that Trump, in addressing the...
    President Donald Trump traveled to Texas Wednesday and signed four permits expanding the states’ oil transportation infrastructure. US President Donald Trump gestures as he walks off Air Force One on July 29, 2020 upon arrival at Midland Airport in Midland, Texas. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images) The president called the permits a “bold...
    DENVER (CBS4)– A busy intersection in Denver will be closed this weekend as crews build an underpass. The hope is that the area at Hampden and Colorado Boulevard will be safer for pedestrians and cyclists. (credit: DOTI) The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure is installing the underpass. It will allow people using the Highline Canal...
    Daniela Levin Cava, Esteban Bovo, Xavier Suárez and Alex Penelas answered the questions of the journalists of Telemundo 51 and Actualidad Radio, in a debate in which topics such as the economy, health, transportation and education in the county were addressed. Miami-Dade, in addition to some allegations of corruption that were made between two...
    I have to confess. I love Caltrain. It’s the spine of the Peninsula’s transportation system and has been for over 150 years. Its importance to Bay Area commuters cannot be overstated. It carried 24,000 daily riders in 2004, and the ridership increased to a whopping 65,000 daily in 2019 (pre-COVID-19). Some recent history. Over a...
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland Commissioner Chloe Eudaly said Tuesday the city is fining the federal government $500 every 15 minutes until it removes an unpermitted fence blocking a bike lane on a street near the federal courthouse. Eudaly oversees the transportation bureau and said Tuesday the government hasn’t responded to her demand to remove...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The deadline is fast approaching for families to decide whether to send their child to school or let them learn at home in these days of COVID-19. One of the first issues facing families and school districts is how to safely transport the kids to school. Megan Patton is the head of...
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (KGO) -- The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) seeks to strengthen customer trust in transit during times of extraordinary caution because VTA transit is clean, safe and consistent.VTA cleans and sanitizes vehicles and facilities based on CDC recommendations. Buses, trains, Access Paratransit vehicles and transit facilities are cleaned every day, and...
    GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Guatemala began reopening its economy on Monday, easing restrictions imposed four months ago to curb the coronavirus, although cases are still on the rise in much of the country. The Central American nation closed its borders and implemented a curfew in March, in addition to suspending public transportation and economic activity...
    With little ceremony, City Hall announced Friday it is nixing two Brooklyn thoroughfares that border the borough’s landmark Prospect Park from the popular Open Streets program. The move will again allow cars on Prospect Park West from Garfield to Third streets and on Parkside Avenue from Park Circle to Ocean Avenue. Those stretches had...
    Face coverings are now mandatory in additional enclosed public spaces in England, including supermarkets, shopping centers and transport hubs. [MAP: The Spread of Coronavirus] New government guidelines published on Thursday state that the requirement would go into effect Friday for everyone over the age of 11. People with disabilities or certain health conditions that...
    López Obrador recently assigned the Secretary of the Navy the supervision of customs and ports and took control of the SCT MEXICO – The President Andrés Manuel López Obrador He reported that Javier Jiménez Espriú resigns as holder of the Ministry of Communications and Transportations (SCT), after discrepancies due to government decisions on customs...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Riding the school bus will likely look very different for Massachusetts students this fall. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has released new guidance on school transportation that calls for keeping students masked and socially distant from one another as the state targets a safe return to the classroom amid the...
    What first was imagined as a “Bicycle Beltway” has evolved into a transportation plan for walkers and bikers approved by D.C.-area leaders in order to create seamless paths for travel regionwide. The National Capital Trail Network was approved by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments’ Transportation Planning Board on Wednesday. Some 656 miles of paths...
    On Wednesday, July 22, Brooklyn Public Library is kicking off a virtual edition of Climate Wednesdays — a panel series on climate and how it is intertwined with other pressing issues. Wednesday’s panel is titled “Where To Next? Fossil-Free Transportation in a Pandemic and Beyond,” and will discuss climate change and NYC’s public transit system amid...
    On March 1, the Bay Area’s Caltrain rail system was in the midst of a $2 billion plan to electrify its tracks, replace its aging diesel locomotives, and run more trains between San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Now, officials warn that without serious funding help—about $100 million annually—Caltrain could shut down altogether. There are plenty...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City A popular online marketplace for car purchasers issued the second part of a recent consumer report showing that residents of urban areas are shopping at a higher rate than before the COVID-19 pandemic, some citing mass...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Veterans Transportation workers approved a new contract with 90% of the vote Sunday afternoon, ending an eight-day strike. Last week, the 350 drivers for MBTA’s The Ride program voted unanimously to strike citing health care concerns. The Ride, which provides needed transportation for the elderly and disabled, has continued service throughout the...
    DENVER (CBS4) – Gov. Jared Polis joined transportation officials on Friday to announce the appointments to the Regional Transportation District Accountability Committee. The committee was created last month following a unanimous vote from RTD. (credit: CBS) The committee will review RTD’s operations in order to improve services. The members include five gubernatorial appointees and six...
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Transportation Department said on Friday the government of India has agreed to allow U.S. air carriers to resume passenger services in the U.S.-India market starting July 23. In June, the department had accused the Indian government of engaging in "unfair and discriminatory practices" on charter air transportation services to and...