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Canada

Public transit struggling to lure back riders amid deficits,

Kelly Fairchild will be paying more to take public transit this year — money she says will come directly out of her food budget. “Food and groceries are going up and if they keep increasing transit … it’s just not sustainable,” says the Toronto resident, who receives a limited income from the Ontario Disability Support […]

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Technology

Will SEPTA’s new AI security system racially profile riders? |

The security system for SEPTA is getting a makeover within the next two months. SEPTA recently announced that starting in January 2023, an artificial intelligence software called ZeroEyes will begin scanning surveillance footage at 300 Philadelphia transit stops to detect the presence of guns. If a firearm is detected, ZeroEyes will trigger an alert to […]

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US

Man and his pet rat escorted off MBTA bus after other riders

BOSTON – Transit Police were called to an MBTA bus in Jamaica Plain Thursday evening because a passenger brought a rat on board. Police said they were alerted to a “disturbance” on the bus in Jackson Square around 5 p.m. That disturbance was a 56-year-old man who had his “pet rat sitting on his shoulder.” […]

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US

Subway riders treated to surprise Thanksgiving buffet on L train

BROOKLYN (WABC) — It was a Thanksgiving you have to see to believe on the subway – a holiday buffet aboard a Brooklyn-bound L train. Riders who were lucky enough stumbled upon the celebration during Tuesday night’s rush hour. From turkey to side, everyone gobbled up the food. Chef Bea from ‘Bea’s Kitchen’ in East […]

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Entertainment

Lyft Surprises Riders By Sending ‘Yellowstone’ Trucks for Premium Pickups

Fans of ‘Yellowstone‘ will immediately recognize the big black Dutton Ranch pickups Kevin Costner and his ranch hands drive on the wildly popular Paramount series. And a few lucky Lyft riders in Toronto got to zip to their destination in trucks just like the ones on the show. Related: Everything You Need To Know About the […]

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Life Style

Loughborough Basketball and Leicester Riders strengthen relationship

Loughborough Basketball and the Leicester Riders have strengthened their working relationship ahead of the new British Basketball League campaign. As part of the new arrangement, a five-year strategy has been developed and a new strategic board established to enhance and provide direction for basketball at Loughborough. Loughborough Sport and Leicester Riders already enjoy a successful […]

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Gaming

Pure’s new e-scooters are friendlier to novice riders | Engadget

Pure, the British e-scooter company founded by Adam Norris (father of F1 wunderkind Lando, pictured) is launching three new scooters. The Pure Advance, Advance+ and Advance Flex offer new features that, it’s hoped, will make it easier for novices to start using them. The major innovation is the new, lower central chassis, with a fold-down […]

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Pets

American Legion Riders Ride for Vets, Pets and Kids

The “gang” getting ready to start off on the 100-mile Legacy Run. (Photo by Kevin Brown) On Sunday, September 11, the American Legion Riders based out of Oneonta, had their Legacy Run. “We do four to five runs a year,” said Chris Chase, Director of American Legion Riders. “We raise money for vets, pets or […]

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Travel

Amtrak cancels all long routes ahead of potential strike. What Florida riders need to know

Thousands of Florida commuters may find themselves without a train ride as Amtrak cancels all long-distance routes to avoid leaving passengers stranded during a potential railroad work stoppage that could cost the U.S. economy billions a day. Amtrak’s Silver Star route — with rides between New York City and the Miami-area — is suspended effective […]

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Gaming

BMX Comes to Riders Republic Today in Season 4: Freestylin’ – Xbox Wire

Riders Republic Season 4: Freestylin’ brings BMX to the Republic on September 14 for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One. Available for purchase as part of the Year 1 Pass, or as a standalone starting September 21, the BMX Sport add-on includes a new BMX career mode featuring plenty of grinds and half-pipe riding, and […]