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Brown Friday: Ferguson Protestors Shut Down Oakland BART

Dozens of demonstrators opposed to a Ferguson, Missouri's non-indictment of police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown disrupted public transit in Oakland on Friday, shutting down the West Oakland BART station and slowing traffic to and from the city on the Bay Area's subway and elevated train line. Show More Summary

Protesters shut down BART trains over Ferguson decision

Protesters angry over the Ferguson, Mo., grand jury decision have forced the closure of a Bay Area Rapid Transit station in West Oakland, triggering massive delays across the region’s busy rail system, officials said Friday.

Christian Bale: Moses would be droned today

Actor Christian Bale has been busy doing research as he transitions from Batman to Moses for the upcoming film Exodus: Gods and Kings. On Nightline this week, he related some of his conclusions about the ancient Israelite hero: [He was]...Show More Summary

Q3 2014 Sound Transit Quarterly Report

These Quarterly Reports aren’t as special now that Sound Transit has beefed up their monthly reports, but are some graphs I don’t post in monthly report posts. Do people still want me to do these quarterly summaries? Is there any additional information in the reports you’d like me to track and display? Total Sound Transit boardings increased nearly […]

NC: Wave Transit Spruces Up Trolleys, Alters Routes of Free Rides

The local transit agency has spruced up its free downtown trolleys and added banners to make some of the key stops more visible.

MN: Newport Transit Station Opens to Commuters Monday

The new station, which features a 150-space park-and-ride lot and a 1,200-square-foot shelter, will be a landing spot for commuters on the Route 364 express bus line.

CA: Union City Project Would Put 243 Homes, Retail Near BART

A developer wants to build 243 apartments and ground-floor retail next to a BART station, taking another step toward fulfilling the city's vision for higher-density homes and commercial space within a thriving transit district.

Hydro-electric Dams Now Deemed Bad For “Climate Change”

Remember the good old days when Warmists said we should transition away from fossil fuels for energy and look towards solar, wind, geothermal and hydrothermal? Well, wind is known to

City transit investigator seizes gun from fare-beater on bus

The bus rider didn’t have a MetroCard in his back pocket. He had a gun.

Steve Young provided blueprint for Robert Griffin III

ASHBURN, Va., -- Steve Young understands the transition. He also understands the scrutiny – and failure. Tampa Bay selected Young with the first overall pick in the 1985 NFL Supplemental Draft, after he played one season in the USFL....Show More Summary

Thanksgiving Transit Service Roundup

Seattle Transit Blog wishes our readership a fun and (hopefully!) relaxing Thanksgiving holiday. Transit riders should expect reduced schedules both Thursday and Friday, and each agency is approaching holiday service slightly differently. Show More Summary

Subway Etiquette Posters From 1970s Japan Are Just as Relevant Today

Don't smoke in the train station. Don't spit your gum on the floor. And please, god, don't splay your legs out like no one else is around you. These sound like basic rules of today's public transit, but they're actually messages that graced the walls of Tokyo's subway forty years ago. Read more...

WA: Neighborhood Connections Key to STA Plan

Spokane Transit Authority officials are hoping better connections to neighborhoods will help garner community support for a major expansion of transit service they're calling STA Moving Forward.

CA: Puerto Suello Hill Tunnel Getting Rehab for SMART Train

A 135-year-old train tunnel in San Rafael with a storied and tragic history is being brought back to life as part of the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit commuter rail project.

UT: UTA, Ogden to Turn Frontrunner Stop into Bike Station

The Utah Transit Authority is working with Ogden City to make the bicycle a focal point at the city's FrontRunner Station.

TX: 'Food for Fares' Campaign Begins in Abilene

CityLink Transit's annual "Food for Fares" campaign begins Monday and will run through Dec. 6. CityLink passengers will receive a free one-way trip for each can of food or non-perishable food item donated.

5 High-Tech Companies That Are Driving the Future of Cars

ReadWriteDrive is an ongoing series covering the future of transportation. I used to think the future of cars was all about better powertrains and fuels. If the auto industry could only make a transition away from petroleum-based internal...Show More Summary

Laser physicists 'see' how electrons make atomic and molecular transitions

By solving a six-dimensional equation that had previously stymied researchers, physicists have pinpointed the characteristics of a laser pulse that yields electron behavior they can predict and essentially control.

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