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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.


One Man Killed in Japan Bullet Train Attack

U.S. News

Japan's Shinkansen trains are known for their speed and safety. But in 2015, a passenger set himself on fire on one of the trains, killing himself and another passenger -- an incident that prompted the installation of cameras in train carriages.


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.