U.S.: With ridership down 95 percent and losses of $700 million, Amtrak looks to pandemic’s recovery phase

By Luz Lazo, The Washington Post; April 23, 2020 Amtrak is projecting losses of about $700 million this year, following…

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U.S.: New Amtrak CEO William Flynn on What a Post-Covid-19 Railroad Might Look Like

By Robert Klara, Adweek; April 24, 2020 Many companies allow a new CEO to take a few weeks to ease…

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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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Canada: VIA Rail suspends the Canadian and Ocean routes because of COVID-19

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; March 13, 2020: MONTRÉAL, March 13, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ – In light of…

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