L.A. proposes new light rail line to airport
LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles officials are proposing a new light rail line to Los Angeles International Airport that would essentially close the biggest gap in the region’s mass transit system. Although still in the early planning stages, city officials believe the line could be opened by 2015 if they can secure the $1 billion needed to build it. For the full story, click here
New York bus terminal evacuated after bomb threat
NEW YORK — New York police evacuated the south wing of the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan on Monday and arrested a man who claimed to have a bomb on a bus. For the full story, click here.
WMATA selects new acting general manager
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) board of directors has named Jack Requa, its chief operating officer for bus service, to replace Dan Tangherlini as acting general manager. Tangherlini, whose contract with WMATA expires in February, will leave the system Nov. 5 but stay on in an advisory role for another two weeks. For the full story, click here.