Coronavirus updates: Americans quarantined on cruise ship return to U.S as Chinese death toll rises

• Americans evacuated from quarantined cruise ship land in the U.S. • 99 new infections confirmed on the Diamond Princess cruise ship • Death toll from novel coronavirus reaches more than 1,800 • Scramble to track Cambodia cruise passengers after coronavirus case reported • Japanese health ministry staffer tests positive for coronavirus • Japan on […]

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‘Do we care about the public?’: Cities weigh free public transit amid rising costs

Michelle Wu, a City Council member in Boston, wants everyone to ride for free on subways and buses that crisscross the region. Wu says the city is experiencing a “transportation crisis” as ridership declines, rush-hour traffic rises and the infrastructure of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority continues to crumble. The transportation authority needs salvation and […]

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