U.S., Florida: Brightline suspends service; 250 lose jobs

By Julius Whigham II, The Palm Beach Post; March 25, 2020 WEST PALM BEACH — Brightline train service has been…

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U.S., California: Redlands, San Bernardino rail work continues despite coronavirus outbreak

By Jennifer Iyer, Redlands Daily Facts; March 23, 2020 Work on the Redlands Passenger Rail Project will continue, at least…

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Asia: India shuts down passenger rail network until March 31

By David Briginshaw, International Railway Journal; March 23, 2020 ALL passenger rail services operated by Indian Railways and Konkan Railway…

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U.K., Scotland: ScotRail reduced rail timetable comes into effect

From ITV News; March 23, 2020 Trains have moved to a reduced timetable with a focus on providing public transport…

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U.K.: English passenger rail franchises suspended for six months

From International Railway Journal; March 23, 2020 BRITAIN’s Department for Transport (DfT) has switched all English passenger rail franchises into…

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California: Coronavirus upends ACE rail between Stockton and San Jose. What riders need to know

By John Holland, The Modesto Bee; March 21, 2020 The coronavirus has forced the Altamont Corridor Express to cut the…

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U.S., California: Capitol Corridor reducing Sacramento-San Jose service as ridership drops

By Emily Hamann, Staff Writer, Sacramento Business Journal; March 19, 2020 Capitol Corridor is slashing service as ridership has dropped…

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U.S., California: Coaster service reduced amid ridership decline, coronavirus concerns

By City News Service, Fox 5; March 19, 2020 SAN DIEGO (CNS) – The North County Transit District announced Thursday…

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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 Jersey: New Jersey Transit seeks $1.3 Billion in federal aid

From Bloomberg, Crain’s New York Business; March 19, 2020 NJ Transit is seeking $1.25 billion of federal aid to make…

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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., Florida: Tri-Rail’s executive director shares insights on South Florida’s commuting trends, goals for commuter rail

By Jim Molis, Contributor, South Florida Business Journal; March 16, 2020 As one of the nation’s fastest-growing regions, South Florida’s…

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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., Florida: Hillsborough County/Tampa leaders tour Orlando’s SunRail, hoping for a train of their own

By Caitlin Johnston, Reporter, Tampa Bay Times; March 5, 2020 ORLANDO — The plan Thursday morning was for a group…

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U.S., Massachusetts: MassDOT Will Revisit Its East-West Rail Ridership Projections

By Christian MilNeil, Streets Blog Massachusetts; March 2, 2020 MassDOT says that it will revisit cost and ridership projections for…

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U.S., New Hampshire: ‘Railroads Act’ could bring funding opportunities, increased ridership to Claremont

By Patrick Adrian, Reporter, Eagle Times; February 27, 2020 CLAREMONT — New legislation that seeks to expand financing for railroad…

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U.S., New York: BTS’ 5-minute performance in empty Grand Central Terminal took 2 months to organize

By Charles Trepany, USA TODAY; February 26, 2020 On Monday’s episode of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” fans watched as…

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U.S., New York: U.S. Transportation Chief Backs Rehabilitation of Key New York City Rail Tunnel

By Reuters, The New York Times; February 27, 2020 WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation supports the rehabilitation of…

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U.S., California: NCTD Coaster commuter-rail service turns 25

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; February 26, 2020 The North County Transit District (NCTD) tomorrow will mark 25 years of Coaster…

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U.S., California: No light in sight for Del Mar train tunnel

By Phil Diehl, The San Diego Union-Tribune; February 24, 2020 DEL MAR —  In “a perfect world,” with construction money and permits…

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U.S., New York: Metro-North ridership set ridership record in 2019

By Christopher J. Eberhart, The Journal News; February 19, 2020 The Metropolitan Transportation Authority had a historically good January.  Metro-North…

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Canada – Bombardier tried – and failed – to play consolidator’s role in trains: CEO

By Frédéric Tomesco, Montreal Gazette; February 20, 2020 Bombardier Inc. opted to quit the train business after exploring acquisitions that…

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Europe and Canada: Alstom, Bombardier Seek to Avoid Path That Derailed Siemens Deal

By Aoife White, Bloomberg, yahoo! Finance; February 19, 2020 (Bloomberg) — French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire met frequently with…

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