U.S., California: Metrolink introduces tool to help passengers social distance

By David C. Lester, Managing Editor, RT&S Magazine; July 9. 2020 With the pandemic and social distancing on the minds…

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U.S., Washington, D.C.: EPA studying disinfectants for trains, stations

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; July 9, 2020 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) researchers are evaluating a number of commercially available…

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Europe, France: Alstom offers French factory sale to clinch Bombardier deal

By Maya Nikolaeva and Sarah White, Reuters, Financial Post; July 9, 2020 PARIS — France’s TGV high-speed train maker Alstom…

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Europe, UK: ‘Uncertainty’ over FirstGroup’s ability to continue operating

By David Burroughs, International Railway Journal; July 8, 2020 FIRST Group has acknowledged a “material uncertainty exists” about its ability…

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Europe, UK: Boss of transport giant FirstGroup begs Government to stop telling commuters to avoid trains and buses ‘to get the economy moving again’ by ending working-from-home culture

By Luke Andrews For Mailonline, Daily Mail; July 9, 2020 The UK’s biggest bus company and rail operator has urged…

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U.S., Connecticut: Coronavirus means we need to rethink our transportation needs.

By Emil H. Frankel, Special to Hartford Courant; July 05, 2020 Predicting the form and character of Connecticut’s transportation system…

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Asia, India: Indian Railways privatisation | A look at other countries that have taken this route

By Jocelyn Fernandes, Money Control; July 2, 2020 The Indian Railways has kickstarted its plans to allow private companies to…

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Asia, India: Virgin Trains, Italferr, Indian cos likely bidders for private trains; Bombardier, Alstom to vie for rolling stock

By Nirbhay Kumar, Business Today; July 3, 2020 The Indian Railways’ Rs 30,000 crore privatisation plan could see some of…

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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.: House passes $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; July 2, 2020 The U.S. House yesterday passed the $1.5 trillion Moving Forward Act, H.R. 2,…

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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., 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: 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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