U.S.: Maryland takes over Purple Line project after private firm walks away

By Bill Wilson, International Railway Journal; October 14, 2020 The Maryland Transit Administration is taking over day-to-day management of the…

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U.S.: Passenger rail agencies struggling to survive ridership, revenue losses

By Julie Sneider, Senior Associate Editor, Progressive Railroading; October 2020 This summer, Progressive Railroading asked North American passenger-rail agencies to…

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U.S., Florida: CSX releasing property in Tampa, setting stage for future transit project

By Veronica Brezina-Smith, Reporter, Tampa Bay Business Journal, Jacksonville Business Journal; September 2, 2020 Rail operator CSX plans to abandon…

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U.S., California: Los Angeles Metro posts progress with four major rail projects

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; September 1, 2020 The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (LA Metro) board last week advanced…

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U.S.: Judge orders firms to continue building Purple Line amid cost disputes with Maryland

By Katherine Shaver, The Washington Post; August 11, 2020 A Maryland judge has issued a temporary restraining order requiring the…

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U.S., Virginia: Long-awaited transportation hub, Amtrak station in Newport News slated to open in two years

By Josh Reyes, Daily Press; July 22, 2020 NEWPORT NEWS — A hub in Newport News for rail, buses, taxis…

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U.S., New York station in motion: On Penn redo and beyond, Amtrak must accept lessons from L-train tunnel renovation

By The Editorial Board, New York Daily News; July 20, 2020 Someone had better remind the folks planning the Empire…

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U.S., California: ‘Hollywood’s Trains & Trolleys:’ The Forgotten ‘Stars’ Film Buffs Should Know About

By Jim Alkon, Booktrib; July 15th, 2020 Names like Chaplin, Garbo, Keaton and Stanwyck among countless others come to mind…

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U.S. OP-ED: Happy 56th birthday to federal funding for public transportation

By Larry Penner, Mass Transit Magazine; July 9, 2020 July 2020 marks the 56th Anniversary of federal government support for…

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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., 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: 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.: 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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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.: 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.: Honk if you love transit and train workers! Trains salute vital staff

By The Associated Press, San Francisco Chronicle; April 15, 2020 ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — U.S. train horns can deliver an…

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U.S., Texas: Dallas Finally Seeks to Take Active Role In Transit-Oriented Development

By Peter Simek, Published in FrontBurner, D Magazine; April 2, 2020 Shelter-in-place orders be damned, the Dallas City Council did…

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U.S., Washington State: Metro, Sound Transit slash service, citing coronavirus outbreak

By Heidi Groover, Staff Reporter, The Seattle Times; March 19, 2020 King County Metro detailed far-reaching cuts to bus service…

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U.S., New York: Metropolitan Transportation Authority borrows $1 Billion to stave off impending coronavirus fiscal apocalypse

By David Meyer, New York Post; March 18, 2020 The MTA will borrow $1 billion by the end of the…

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U.S., American Public Transportation Association: Transit agencies, railroads need $12.9 billion in federal help to offset coronavirus costs

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; March 18, 2020 As Congress works on coronavirus response legislation, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA)…

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U.S.: California passenger rail services continue during stay-at-home order

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; March 17, 2020 California passenger-rail agencies are continuing operations for essential travel after several California counties…

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U.S., Maryland/D.C./Virginia – Expanding MARC service to Virginia: Not as simple as it sounds | COMMENTARY

By Baltimore Sun Editorial Board, Baltimore Sun, March 12, 2020 What if you could board a MARC rail commuter train…

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U.S., New York: Metropolitan Transportation Authority hires temporary president for subway, bus system

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; February 25, 2020 A former federal railroad chief has been tapped to temporarily lead the…

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