New York City subway failed because someone pushed the wrong button

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New York: A recent power outage that disrupted half of New York City’s subway system for several hours and stranded hundreds of passengers was likely caused by someone accidentally pressing an “Emergency Power Off” button, according to investigations released on Friday.

Outside investigators looking into the disruption on the night of August 29 said there was a “strong possibility” that the button was accidentally pressed since the plastic guard designed to prevent accidental activation was missing, according to a pair of reports released by New York Governor Kathy Hochul.

The breakdown affected the subway system’s numbered lines plus the L train for several hours.

The breakdown affected the subway system’s numbered lines plus the L

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Rail rapid transit needed from Surrey City Centre to Newton: business group

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In the midst of the federal election campaign, the Newton Business Improvement Association (NBIA) is advocating levels of government to bring fixed-rail rapid transit to Surrey’s neighbourhood of Newton.

They are calling for rail-based rapid transit down the King George Boulevard from Surrey City Centre to Newton.

“I am convinced that fixed rapid rail will be the catalyst to revitalization and will transform Newton into a connected, and livable community, making the Newton Town Centre more vibrant, accessible, and competitive,” said Philip Aguirre, the executive director of the NBIA.

“Surrey’s most populous town centre will ignite investment and transform Newton

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Kansas City Southern suitor’s bid in jeopardy after ruling

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FILE – In this May 13, 2021, file photo, a man walks into Central Station next to Canadian National headquarters in Montreal. Canadian National’s $33.6 billion deal to acquire Kansas City Southern railroad is in jeopardy after federal regulators rejected a key part of the plan Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021 and opened the door for a competing $31 billion offer from Canadian Pacific railroad. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

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1952 visitor’s guide recalls scenes of Jefferson City

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In 1952, a visitor could pick up a guide to Jefferson City’s hospitality, attractions and history. It included current events, a map, industries and churches.

The city limits of Jefferson City at that time was the Missouri River on the north, Dix Road on the west, Stadium and Leslie boulevards on the south and Warwick Village on the East. McCarty Street was U.S. 50 through town before the Rex Whitten Expressway was constructed in the 1960s.

The traveler may have found the following information useful in this promotional tourist brochure.

“For something to eat, make your first stop Stegeman’s Café

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City council eyes regional transportation hub in downtown London

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Billing it as an economic opportunity, city politicians voted Wednesday to start crafting plans for a regional transportation hub in downtown London, despite the core’s own transit woes.

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Mayor Ed Holder and deputy mayor Josh Morgan urged council to see London’s potential to connect workers and visitors from across the region and even further afield.

“I think there’s an incredible opportunity to consider the impacts of what a downtown transportation and mobility hub

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NYC to require vaccines or weekly testing for city workers

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A health care worker inoculates Evelyn Pereira, right, of Brooklyn, with the first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine as her daughter Soile Reyes, 12, looks on, Thursday, July 22, 2021, at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. The museum moved their vaccination site from the Hall of Ocean Life where the famous 94-foot-long model of a blue whale is hanging from the ceiling to a smaller adjacent gallery. New York City is closing the big vaccination sites to focus on areas with low vaccination rates. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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