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Los Angeles Faces a Bus Driver Shortage

LOS ANGELES—With bus operators leaving Metro at higher rates than they’re being hired, the transit agency will temporarily reduce bus service beginning Feb. 20 to avoid more unexpected cancellations. The Metro Board of Directors voted last Thursday to reduce service due to a bus operator shortage. Between Dec. 13 and Jan. 12, several bus lines…


LA Metro Board Approves Free Transit Pilot Program for Students

LOS ANGELES—K-12 students and community college students in Los Angeles County will be able to ride Metro for free under a 23-month pilot program approved by the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board of Directors on Sept. 24. Metro currently offers fare discounts to people who make $39,450 a year or less, people age…


Metrolink Suspends Service to Two South Orange County Stations for Track Work

LOS ANGELES —There will be no Metrolink service beginning Sept. 16 to the San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente, and Oceanside stations because of emergency track work. Metrolink’s goal is to resume service by Oct. 4, according to Public Affairs Manager Paul Gonzales. If the work is completed earlier than expected, Metrolink service will also resume,…


Metro Offering Free Rides for Today’s Gubernatorial Recall Election

LOS ANGELES—Metro is offering free rides on its trains and bike-share system today, joining already free buses, to ensure people can cast their ballots in the gubernatorial recall election. Train rides will be free from midnight to 11:50 p.m. Metro buses are already running fare-free during the pandemic. Metro’s Bike Share system will offer free…


Los Angeles Metro Holds Public Hearing on New County Light Rail

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is planning a new light rail line that would allow Angelenos to travel across the county. The West Santa Ana Branch Transit Corridor would be a 19-mile light rail transit line stretching from downtown Los Angeles to the southeast part of the county, including areas like Downey,…


Pentagon on Lockdown After Gunshots Fired Near Metro

WASHINGTON—The Pentagon was on lockdown Tuesday morning after multiple gunshots were fired on a bus platform near the facility’s Metro station. At least one person was down, according to two people familiar with the shooting, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release information publicly. The person’s condition was not…


Officer Dead, Suspect Killed in Violence Outside Pentagon

WASHINGTON—An officer died after being stabbed Tuesday during a burst of violence at a transit station outside the Pentagon, and a suspect in the incident was shot by law enforcement and died at the scene, officials said. The Pentagon, the headquarters of the U.S. military, was temporarily placed on lockdown after gunshots were fired Tuesday…


NY Transit Officials Confirm Cyberattack, Say Harm Limited

NEW YORK—Hackers infiltrated computer systems for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in New York, setting off a scramble to counter a potentially crippling cyberattack against North America’s largest transit system, MTA officials confirmed on Wednesday. The officials said in a statement that the agency received an alert from the FBI and other federal agencies saying three…


Mexico City Metro Overpass Collapses Onto Road; 23 Dead

MEXICO CITY—An elevated section of the Mexico City metro collapsed and sent a subway car plunging toward a busy boulevard late Monday, killing at least 23 people and injuring about 70, city officials said. Rescuers initially searched a car left dangling from the overpass for anyone who might be trapped. Those efforts were suspended early…