U.S., Texas Central: COVID-19 Could Impact Project Delivery

By David Burroughs, News & Features Writer, International Railway Journal, Railway Age Magazine; April 2, 2020 Texas Central says that the $20…

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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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Europe: Do hydrogen and battery trains mean the end for diesel traction?

By Kevin Smith, International Railway Journal; April 2, 2020 BADEN-Württemberg is the latest German state to join a revolution underway…

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U.S., New York: Metropolitan Transportation Authority cuts deal to make $1 billion off old transit headquarters building

By Clayton Guse, New York Daily News; April 2, 2020 The MTA on Thursday announced plans to redevelop its old…

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U.S.: Alaska Railroad delays passenger season start

By Beth Verge, KTUU NBC 2; April 2, 2020 ANCHORAGE (KTUU) – The Alaska Railroad will not begin its passenger…

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U.S.: A new rail authority in Virginia could revolutionize connections for riders throughout the state

By Wyatt Gordon, Virginia Correspondent, Greater Greater Washington; March 31, 2020 From new vehicle safety measures to the possibility of…

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U.S.: California rail panel unveils draft environmental report for Sacramento extension

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; April 1, 2020 The San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission (SJRRC) yesterday began seeking public input on…

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U.S., New York: Long Island Rail Road hit hard on different fronts by crisis, tries to forge ahead

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; April 1, 2020 LIRR management and union leaders are urging workers to do their part…

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Canada, Ontario: Cochrane-Moosonee passenger rail service to be suspended April 7

By Staff, Northern Ontario Business; April 1, 2020 Passenger rail service on the Polar Bear Express is being temporarily suspended…

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Asia, Vietnam: Transport Ministry orders restrictions on passenger transport nationwide

From Vietnam Plus; April 1, 2020 Hanoi (VNA) – The Ministry of Transport has asked aviation, land, railway, maritime, waterway…

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Canada: VIA Rail lays out new COVID-19 inspection process for travellers

By Sarah Turnbull, CTVNews.ca Producer, CTV News; March 30, 2020 OTTAWA — Via Rail is elaborating on how it plans…

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Canada, Ontario: Ontario Northland begins screening Polar Bear Express passengers

By Staff, Northern Ontario Business; March 30, 2020 Riders on the Polar Bear Express will undergo a “health check” prior…

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U.S., Florida: State suspends Brightline’s negotiations for Orlando to Tampa right-of-way

By Veronica Brezina-Smith, Reporter, Tampa Bay Business Journal; March 27, 2020 The right-of-way lease that Brightline, also known as Virgin…

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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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Canada, Ontario: COVID-19 reduces Ontario Northland service

From CBC News; March 23, 2020 Ontario Northland says it’s making changes to its rail and motor coach service due…

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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.: Amtrak to cancel Acela Express trains in Northeast as coronavirus reduces demand; reduces Pacific Surfliner schedules

By Curtis Tate, USA Today; March 22, 2020 Amtrak will cancel its flagship Acela Express trains in the Northeast on…

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Canada, Ontario: ‘In 30 years … this is the worst I’ve seen’: Smiths Falls, Perth travel agencies reeling over coronavirus crisis

By Desmond Devoy, Smiths Falls Record News; March 19, 2020 There are as many as 60 cancellation files sitting on…

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U.S., Amtrak, Frank Wilner: A ‘Sully’ Moment For Amtrak’s Anderson

By Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; March 22, 2020 As America increasingly is sheltering in…

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U.S.: In need of $1 billion, Amtrak cuts management pay as it faces ‘unprecedented’ ridership loss

By Patricia Madej, The Philadelphia Inquirer; March 21, 2020 In need of about $1 billion in supplemental funding to battle…

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U.S., Long Distance Trains: Amtrak routes through Colorado see ridership dip, but no plans to eliminate service

By Michael Karlik, Colorado Politics; March 20, 2020 When Kevin Patterson was riding his bicycle in Glenwood Springs earlier this…

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