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Category: Multi-Modal Transportation :: Rail
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Parts of Bay Area halt light rail service due to coronavirus epidemic 27.3.2020 LA Times: Health

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority suspended light rail service and San Francisco's Muni Metro light rail system will be replaced by buses.

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Stuck in low gear, Las Vegas high-speed train project is now moving forward 25.3.2020 L.A. Times - World News

After years of delays, a planned high-speed train from Southern California to Las Vegas is locking down much of the financing it needs.

Metro expects 'massive' budget hit from coronavirus as ridership plummets 21.3.2020 LA Times: Health

Metro ridership has fallen by more than half during the coronavirus outbreak as life in Los Angeles County has all but ground to a halt.

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These are the jobs and sectors exempted from California's coronavirus stay-home order 21.3.2020 LA Times: Health

Many businesses, jobs and operations are exempt from Gov. Gavin Newsom's order for Californians to stay home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

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Editorial: Want football fans to take transit? Build a people mover to the new Inglewood stadium 19.3.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Inglewood can help solve the first-mile last-mile problem of public transit in a big way.

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RTD ridership drops amid coronavirus outbreak, but agency isn’t cutting service 18.3.2020 Denver Post: Local
Ridership is dwindling on RTD's buses and trains as many metro commuters work from home, but the transit agency says it doesn't plan to cut service -- at least, not significantly.
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Virus restrictions tighten, disrupting daily life, worship around the world 16.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
New travel restrictions and border closures reverberated Sunday across Europe and beyond. The number of new coronavirus cases surged in hard-hit Italy to nearly 25,000 and it recorded 368 more deaths to bring its overall toll to 1,809.
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'Weird times right now': How coronavirus is altering life in California 12.3.2020 LA Times: Health

How coronavirus is already altering life in California

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Senate GOP pushes crime legislation that does not include gun restrictions 11.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
State Senate Republicans are moving forward with a number of bills they say would make communities safer. They don’t include new gun bills favored by House Democrats.
RTD moves forward on cuts to bus, rail service starting in May 11.3.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
A final vote on the service changes, which include elimination of two bus lines, is set for March 24.
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RTD’s latest plan would restore some bus lines slated for elimination 6.3.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
RTD is backing away from some of the service cuts to bus and train lines that it first proposed late last year to deal with an ongoing labor shortage at the sprawling agency, as hundreds of passengers have shown up recently to a series of public meetings to sound off on the changes.
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Chicago mayor calls police shooting video 'extremely disturbing' 1.3.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Video footage shows police shooting and wounding a suspect inside a downtown Chicago train station. The mayor says she supports the interim police superintendent's request for prosecutors to be sent directly to the scene -- a possibly unprecedented step.

PHOTOS: Denver International Airport turns 25 today. Take a look back at its history from construction to the A-line. 28.2.2020 Denver Post: Local
Since it's opening in 1995, DIA has become a hub of national and international travel. In 2019 it set a record with nearly 70 million passengers passing through the airport.
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Letters to the Editor: The misery of trying to get to LAX on a bus or train from much of L.A. 27.2.2020 LA Times: Opinion

A proposal to let transit riders skip to the front of LAX security lines ignores that taking the train or the bus in L.A. is a miserable experience.

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RTD interim leader: “We have to deliver” on service improvements to regain trust 26.2.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Paul Ballard took over Monday as the interim general manager of the Regional Transportation District, and he's got anywhere from four to 14 months to make his mark on the troubled metro Denver transit agency.
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Editorial: Should we let public transit riders cut to the front of LAX security lines? Absolutely 25.2.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Here's a perk for public transit users that might reverse declining ridership.

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Politics Friday: Addressing a spike in light rail crime 22.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
On this edition of Politics Friday, host Mike Mulcahy sits down with Metropolitan Council chair Charlie Zelle to talk about safety on Twin Cities buses and light rail. Then, University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel talks about the multi-million bonding request. And we end the show with MPR News political reporters Brian Bakst and Mark Zdechlick with an update ahead of the Nevada caucuses.
Canada pipeline project brings paralyzing rail blockades and protests 21.2.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau calls the Coastal GasLink pipeline project controversy "a critical moment" for Canada.

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Letters to the Editor: 'Flight shaming' attacks one of the most climate-friendly modes of transportation 16.2.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Hey, flight shamers: Aviation is responsible for only 2.4% of global carbon dioxide emissions and is the second most efficient form of transportation.

Long delays on westbound U.S. 6 following rush hour crash 14.2.2020 Denver Post: Local
Long traffic delays are predicted for Friday morning's commute following a vehicle crash on westbound U.S. 6 near Sheridan Boulevard.
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