U.S., Tennessee: Music City Star upgrades closer for Wilson and East Davidson county train service

By Andy Humbles, Nashville Tennessean; July 2, 2020 WeGo Public Transit unveiled and gave a progress report on capital equipment…

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U.S., California: Capitol Corridor kicks off environmental review of South Bay rail project

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; July 1, 2020 The Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) earlier this week began the environmental…

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U.S., California: BART launches ridership charts to help returning commuters plan

By Bay City News, KRON 4; June 30, 2020 SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (BCN) – BART said Tuesday that it is…

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U.S., Washington, D.C.: New Union Station passenger platform will open in 2022

By Jeff Clabaugh, WTOP; June 26, 2020 Work is underway on a project to dust off an old Union Station…

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U.S., California: Next phase starts on bringing ACE commuter trains to Turlock and Merced County

By John Holland, The Modesto Bee; June 24, 2020 Rail planners are taking another step toward bringing the Altamont Corridor…

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U.S.: Could Maryland finally be ready to replace Baltimore’s oldest rail tunnel?

By Alex Holt, Maryland Correspondent, Greater Greater Washington; June 24, 2020 Baltimore Penn Station and the trains which pass through…

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U.S., Pennsylvania: Philadelphia’s Historic 30th Street Station Brings In Airport Expertise For Retail Revamp

By Kevin Rozario, Contributor, Forbes; June 24, 2020 William H. Gray III 30th Street Station—an architectural landmark in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania—is…

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U.S., Massachusetts: Why the MBTA reversed course on its commuter rail contract with Keolis

By Nik DeCosta-Klipa, Staff, Boston.com; June 16, 2020 Three-and-a-half years ago, amid complaints about service, Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration said…

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U.S., Central Florida: SunRail DeLand station remains on hold; transition to local control faces delay

By Mark Harper, The Daytona Beach News-Journal; May 29, 2020 SunRail which is run by the Florida Department of Transportation,…

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U.S., South Florida: Brightline commuter plan panned by mayor and Tri-Rail, but advances into county talks

By Douglas Hanks, Miami Herald; June 2, 2020 Tri-Rail and Miami-Dade’s mayor said it would cost the public too much…

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U.S., South Florida: Tri-Rail locked out of downtown while Brightline is shut

By Jesse Scheckner, Miami Today; May 26, 2020 Several steps remain before Tri-Rail can run on Brightline tracks to MiamiCentral…

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U.S., Central Florida: Coronavirus derails SunRail plans for local control

By Kevin Spear, Orlando Sentinel; May 26, 2020: Central Florida’s SunRail commuter rail system was gathering steam this year en…

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U.S.: Freedman Seating Introduces Passenger Protective Equipment

A press release from Freedman Seating Company; May 27, 2020: New products to help fight the spread of germs on…

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U.S.: Design-Build Team Makes Decision to Leave Maryland Purple Line Rail Project

By Jim Parsons, Engineering News-Record; May 2, 2020 The design-build consortium for Maryland’s $2-billion Purple Line light-rail system plans to…

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U.S.: Will Commuters Ever Go Back to Commuter Trains?

By David Zipper, Visiting Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, City Lab; April 30, 2020 Last year, the fiscal management…

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Australia – Mind the gap: What your journey to work could look like after lockdown

By Timna Jacks, The Age; April 30, 2020 Public transport services should be run half empty and no standing room…

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U.S., California: Caltrain Ponders Future As Pandemic Hurts Ridership, Funding

By Margie Shafer, KCBS Radio; April 29, 2020 It was standing room only on Caltrain before the coronavirus outbreak. It’s…

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U.S.: How U.S. Public Transit Can Survive Coronavirus

By Alon Levy and Eric Goldwyn, City Lab; April 24, 2020 Public transportation has been in a state of crisis…

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U.S., California: BART puts small businesses to work on the railroad during pandemic

By Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; April 23, 2020 Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) is taking unprecedented steps to increase…

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U.S., Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia: More MARC stops, connections to Virginia part of draft transit plan

By Holden Wilen, Reporter, Baltimore Business Journal; April 24, 2020 The Maryland Transit Administration released a draft of its 25-year…

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U.S., Maryland: Amtrak to move forward with ‘critical’ Baltimore Penn Station redevelopment despite pandemic

By Holden Wilen, Reporter, Baltimore Business Journal; April 23, 2020 Amtrak officials said Thursday they consider the redevelopment of Baltimore’s…

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U.S., California: Report details plan to greatly increase passenger trains from Modesto to Sacramento

By John Holland, The Modesto Bee; April 21, 2020 Modesto-area residents yearning for better passenger rail to Sacramento might want…

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U.S., California: Rail project 40% done; Redlands and San Bernardino road closures continue

By Jennifer Iyer, Redlands Daily Facts; April 20, 2020 Work on a rail project connecting Redlands and San Bernardino is…

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U.S., Illinois, Commentary: Chicago’s ‘crush hour’ may take a new turn, but COVID-19 is not CTA or Metra’s death knell

By Jon Hilkevitch, Contributor, Chicago Sun-Times; April 23, 2020 In a very different time only a decade ago, safeguarding public…

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U.S., New Jersey: Coronavirus has ‘decimated’ payroll, as some New Jersey Transit workers wait for paychecks

By Colleen Wilson, NorthJersey.com; April 23, 2020 For weeks, hundreds of NJ Transit employees, who have kept trains and buses running…

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