On December 31 2020, the newsrack service will be shut down permanently.

It has been a nice long run from the Sarai days in 2004 to being hosted on its own domain around 2006. Beside maintenance, there has been no real active development on the code or the features since early 2008. Since 2015, even all that maintenance was pretty bare bones. A lot of news sources no longer provide reliable RSS feeds and since mid 2018, there were growing issues with the service and I only kept it alive to assist a handful of users.

So, it is time to shut this down. The internet world in 2020 is vastly differently from 2003 when I first conceptualized this service. Thanks for using this all these years.

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User: flenvcenter Topic: Transportation-National
Category: Multi-Modal Transportation :: Rail
Last updated: Dec 21 2018 22:43 IST RSS 2.0
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California High-Speed Rail Authority’s Margaret Cederoth: from SF to LA in under 3 hours? 21.11.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
California High-Speed Rail Authority’s Margaret Cederoth: from SF to LA in under 3 hours? This video is sponsored by California High-Speed Rail Authority.    “Instead of the Central Valley being somewhat disconnected from the rest of the economic centers in the state, you now have a redrawn map of California. Suddenly you have connectivity in the state that enables greater economic diversity, which i think leads to greater long-term resilience for the state as a whole.”    Katie Fehrenbacher, Senior Analyst, Transportation, Greenbiz, interviewed Margaret Cederoth, Director of Planning and Sustainability, California High-Speed Rail Authority, during VERGE 20, which took place 10/26-10/30/20. View archived videos from the conference here: https://www.greenbiz.com/topics/verge-20-archive ...
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CTA to run holiday train and buses, but riders won’t be able to board because of COVID-19 20.11.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
The CTA will run its holiday train and buses, despite the coronavirus pandemic, but only Santa, his elves and CTA workers, not regular riders, will be able to board this year because of COVID-19 danagers, the transit agency announced Friday.
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RTD approves budget that calls for hundreds of layoffs, slashed salaries for highest-paid staff 18.11.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Hundreds of RTD bus drivers, train operators and other staff members could lose their jobs in the next two months. But Gov. Jared Polis has joined calls to pause layoffs in hopes of more pandemic aid.
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11 small ways to make flying a little less stressful 13.11.2020 LA Times: Health

Airplane fares are rising, middle seats are filling up and the number of people flying has nearly doubled since June. Here are things to know if you're traveling by plane.

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Public transit has changed. Here's how it can still get you to LAX 13.11.2020 LA Times: Health

Be prepared for bus and rail services to operate less frequently, or sometimes not at all. Here's what else to know about using Metro bus and light rail, Metrolink trains or the LAX FlyAway Bus.

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Column: ‘Rolling Thunder:’ The Loop 'L’ tracks shaped downtown Chicago and unified a divided city. They still matter today, a new book reminds us. 30.10.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
'Rolling thunder': A new book charts how the Loop elevated tracks gave shape to Chicago
South Shore West Lake expansion project breaks ground; 4-year construction cost estimated at $945M 29.10.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
More than 30 years after the idea germinated, the project to build the South Shore Line’s West Lake Corridor expansion received its final official funding Wednesday.
Tap and go: CTA, Pace launch digital Ventra card for iPhone and Apple Watch riders 27.10.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Physical Ventra cards used to board CTA trains and buses might take a back seat after the agency and Pace launched a digital tap-and-go fare payment system on Monday.
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Global Case Studies on Sustainable Freight: Innovation, Waterways, and Last-Mile Delivery 21.10.2020 THE CITY FIX
Create quieter delivery solutions. Declutter the roads and improve safety. Deliver goods more efficiently. Fastrack the development of alternative fuel technologies. Those were just some of the solutions explored at the Daring Cities forum last week during two sessions on sustainable ...
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Metra sues Union Pacific for breach of contract for refusing to allow conductors to collect tickets on trains during the pandemic 15.10.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Metra filed a breach of contract lawsuit Wednesday against Union Pacific, alleging UP's refusal to allow conductors to collect tickets during COVID has damaged Metra’s bottom line, reputation and customer experience
Lots of new faces possible on RTD board as it faces crises over money, mission 12.10.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
Metro Denver voters will fill seven seats on the Regional Transportation District's board in the Nov. 3 election -- likely thrusting a mix of new and returning officials into arguably the least enviable positions in local government these days.
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White House blocked CDC from requiring masks on public transportation, sources say 10.10.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
The CDC drafted a sweeping order last month requiring all passengers and employees to wear masks on all forms of public and commercial transportation in the U.S.
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Bombardier wants to hire 300 employees, make Metra cars in Kendall County 8.10.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Canadian train manufacturer Bombardier is looking to lease space at a former Caterpillar plant in Kendall County as it competes for a contract to build rail cars for Metra that could result in 300 jobs.
1 dead after fatal car crash on I-225 Monday morning 5.10.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
One person has died after a fatal car crash Monday morning on northbound Interstate 225 near Iliff Avenue, according to Aurora police and the Colorado Department of Transportation.
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Free ride over for Metra UP commuters as ticket verification begins at Ogilvie station 5.10.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
The free ride may be over Monday for Chicago commuters on Metra's three Union Pacific lines with the installation of manned ticket verification booths on train platforms at the Ogilvie Transportation Center.
$5.6 million grant to help pay for work along Southwest Chief rail route between Colorado and New Mexico 30.9.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Amtrak a $5.6 million grant for track improvements and other work in New Mexico and Colorado along the Southwest Chief passenger train route between Chicago and Los Angeles.
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Service suspended to all RTD commuter lines due to system outage 28.9.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
The University of Colorado A Line, B, N and G lines are all down, according to alerts sent by the Regional Transportation District to riders shortly after 3 a.m. Monday.
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Plans for Chicago to Rockford passenger rail service gain traction 25.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
The Illinois Department of Transportation has begun discussions to determine what improvements would be needed to restore passenger rail to Rockford. Either Amtrak or Metra could be the operator.
L.A. Metro cuts budget by $1.2 billion, locking in steep reductions to bus, rail service 25.9.2020 LA Times: Health

With ridership and sales tax revenues plummeting, L.A.'s transit agency extends 20% cut in bus and rail service for nearly a year.

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Here is Newsom's plan to allow only zero-emissions car sales in California by 2035 24.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

Here are the key points of Gov. Gavin Newsom's plan to allow only zero-emissions car sales in California by 2035.

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