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Employers Pressure Political Leaders on Detroit-Area Transit

U.S. News

The coalition says metropolitan Detroit lags the nation in public transit and it hurt Detroit's unsuccessful bid for Amazon's second headquarters. The employers say "voters deserve an opportunity to determine the future of the region."


3 Men Charged, 3 Still Sought, in Attack on Light Rail Rider

U.S. News

St. Louis County prosecutors filed charges Friday that accuse 23-year-old Jahma Swanigan, 23-year-old Jody Dale and 31-year-old Eddie Price of attacking a man on a MetroLink train on Monday as the train was near the University of Missouri-St. Authorities say the men struck the victim with their knees, punched him, and slammed him to the floor.


Black Students Wrongly Accused of Leaving Without Paying

U.S. News

The students, all incoming freshmen at Washington University, were walking to a light rail station around 12:30 a.m. July 8 when they were stopped by police and told they were suspected of leaving an IHOP restaurant without paying, even though some showed receipts.


China flood death toll rises sharply to over 300

BBC News

Another 14 people were killed after water inundated Line 5 of the city's subway system, she said. Video footage posted to social media last month from inside train carriages showed people just managing to keep their heads above water.


Seaplane That Crashed in Sydney Killing Compass Group Exec Was off Course - Investigator

U.S. News

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A seaplane that crashed in Sydney on New Year's Eve killing six people, including the chief executive of British catering company Compass Group Plc, was off course but the cause of the crash remains undetermined, Australian investigators said on Wednesday.