User: flenvcenter Topic: Transportation-National
Category: Multi-Modal Transportation :: Rail
Last updated: Sep 18 2020 21:37 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Opening of N-Line to Denver’s north suburbs a rare “bright spot” for COVID-battered transit sector 18.9.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
On Monday, the Regional Transportation District will open what will likely be -- at least for the foreseeable future -- the last major rail corridor in its 2,342-square-mile service area. But the debut of the N-Line to the city's northern suburbs will be like no other opening RTD has held before, with the coronavirus pandemic having gutted transit ridership.
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Metra launches $1 million ad campaign to lure commuters back 15.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Metra is launching a $1 million ad campaign touting its daily cleaning efforts to lure commuters back on trains during the pandemic
They’re still working. They’re still healthy. But they’re still scared. What the past six months have been like for essential workers. 11.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
When the streets emptied of people six months ago, a new class of heroes emerged. How are those drivers, grocery clerks, janitors and other essential workers who had to keep showing up to work during the shutdown doing six months later?
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Physical Distancing on Mumbai’s Trains Is Nearly Impossible, and Station Design Is a Big Reason Why 9.9.2020 THE CITY FIX
Mumbai’s suburban rail system is the world’s busiest, serving 7.5 million riders a day. This photo story is an attempt at documenting moments of precarious travel in Mumbai city, as part of a larger investigation focused on infrastructure design that ...
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Colorado is making progress on a Front Range railway. Here’s what it will take to make it happen. 6.9.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
The idea of hopscotching between cities along the Front Range aboard a gleaming, speedy train is enticing. But here's what it would take to make that happen.
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Officials predict 3 million riders on new Colorado railway 1.9.2020 Denver Post: Business
A passenger rail line in Colorado would accommodate 9,200 people every weekday and nearly 3 million per year, according to new modeling by state officials.
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RTD’s new chief faces big challenges at cash-strapped transit agency 30.8.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
The incoming leader of the Regional Transportation District has overseen huge budgets, negotiated difficult labor contracts and dealt with complex boards. She'll need all of those skills as RTD faces big challenges, observers say.
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Editorial: Don't let the coronavirus destroy public transit too 16.8.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Despite GOP concerns about pandemic spending, the U.S. hasn't spent enough to protect essential public services, including public transit.

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Downtown Chicago restrictions and limited train service to extend through the weekend 13.8.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Closures include portions of Lake Shore Drive, some expressway ramps and some Divvy bike stations, as well as temporary train suspensions overnight. Some bridges will be raised.
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RTD director proposes replacing armed security guards with social workers 11.8.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
The Regional Transportation District would cancel its contract with a security contractor whose guard assaulted a Denver artist under a proposed resolution that seeks to remove most armed officers from trains and stations.
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Get iPhones to unlock even if user wearing mask, NYC transit agency urges Apple 11.8.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
New York’s mass transit agency wants Apple to come up with a better way for iPhone users to unlock their phones without taking off their masks, as it seeks to guard against the spread of the coronavirus in buses and subways.
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RTD considers reducing service, dipping into FastTrack reserves to overcome $166 million shortfall 6.8.2020 Denver Post: Local
The Regional Transportation District is looking for ways to overcome a projected $166 million budget shortfall in 2021, and taking money earmarked for FastTracks projects and reducing service are some the solutions the board of directors are considering.
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Lane closures scheduled in Eisenhower Tunnel for fire suppression system checks 11.7.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Planned overnight lane closures will be happening in the Eisehnower Tunnel so transportation officials can test the tunnel's fire suppression system.
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Oakton Community College kicks-off new cannabis certification program for students this fall 8.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Oakton Community College is offering students the chance to train for jobs in the cannabis industry.
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CDOT seeks input on potential new Front Range rail line 3.7.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Organizations seeking to plot a 173-mile course for passenger rail along the Front Range, from Fort Collins to Pueblo, are seeking information from potential users of the proposed service and have instituted an online information and survey format to gather that information.
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Man killed in Arvada shooting; suspect in custody 28.6.2020 Denver Post: Local
A man was killed in a shooting in Arvada Saturday and another man was taken into custody at the scene, according to Arvada police.
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Letters to the Editor: Cutting police on Metro is exactly what the system doesn't need 27.6.2020 LA Times: Opinion

A frequent public transportation user says the lack of police presence on Metro during the pandemic has made the experience more unnerving.

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Editorial: There are ways to make riding Metro safe with fewer police officers 25.6.2020 LA Times: Opinion

In survey after survey, people say they want more security on transit. The question is who should provide it and how to make all passengers feel safe.

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California high-speed rail board delays key finance plan after lawmakers push back 24.6.2020 LA Times: Environment

California's bullet train board this week put off approving its 2020 business plan, a sign it may want to reassess growing opposition in the state Legislature.

Should you travel this summer? Here’s a guide to flying, road trips and other vacation concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic. 24.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
For those planning a trip away from home this summer, the Tribune asked local medical experts what precautions and items to take on every step of a journey by airplane, car or train. What follows are their answers along with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, Transportation Security Administration and other state and federal agencies.
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