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Clean cars, fewer mystery spills, and plenty of open seats greet riders as they slowly return to mass transit 11.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Riders are slowly trickling back to public transit, wearing masks and sitting far apart on mostly empty trains.
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The time for electric trucks and buses is now 10.6.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
The time for electric trucks and buses is now Katie Fehrenbacher Wed, 06/10/2020 - 01:30 Despite the pandemic, sales of electric trucks and buses are expected to surge in the United States and Canada over the next couple of years. And perhaps, surprising to many, they'll soar even within this year (the year that can best be described as WTF).  That's according to new data released recently by the clean-transportation-focused nonprofit CALSTART. The organization expects there to be 169 zero-emission commercial vehicles available for purchase, or soon to be available, in North America by the end of 2020; that's a 78 percent increase from the number of zero-emission commercial vehicles available at the end of 2019. What's more, between 2019 and 2023, the amount of zero-emission commercial vehicle models is expected to double, to 195.  Why does this matter? Because diesel-powered trucks and buses are responsible for a disproportionate amount of transportation-related carbon emissions and are also a source of ...
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Colorado’s COVID-19 hospitalizations, deaths increase slightly amid general downward trend 9.6.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Hospitalizations for COVID-19 in Colorado, which have declined steadily since late April, increased slightly on Monday, with 25 additional people hospitalized with the respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus.
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Bus driver sues CTA, says he was suspended after discussing concerns about transporting cops during George Floyd protests 9.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
A CTA bus driver has sued the agency for allegedly violating his free speech rights, after he said he was suspended for talking with other drivers about their concerns over transporting police officers during last week’s protests.
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Addis Ababa Is Fighting to Avoid the Worst of COVID-19, But Transport Challenges Are Hampering Containment Efforts 8.6.2020 THE CITY FIX
Contrary to what many speculated, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ethiopia has been low so far. As of May 18, 2020, the Ministry of Health confirmed it had a total of 352 cases of COVID-19 of which 30% ...
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RTD resumes bus, rail service to downtown Denver 7.6.2020 Denver Post: Local
Regular bus and rail service in and out of downtown Denver started again Sunday morning.
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“I Refuse to Transport Radical Youth to Jail”: More and More City Bus Drivers Are Done Helping Cops. 6.6.2020 Mother Jones
Bus drivers around the country are refusing police demands to cart detained protestors to jail—and some now say they’re facing retaliation. On Thursday, after drivers in San Francisco, Minneapolis, New York and Washington, DC declined to help crack down on protests against the police killing of George Floyd, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) driver Erek Slater sued his […]
Divvy bikes suspended in wake of mass looting; activists decry cutbacks to public transit 3.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
A local advocacy group for biking, walking and transit launched a petition on Tuesday to bring back full CTA service and Divvy bikes. The mayor says not so fast.
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RTD restores limited bus and light rail service to and from downtown Denver 2.6.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
After a four-day suspension, the Regional Transportation District announced Tuesday morning it had restored bus and light rail service throughout downtown Denver on a limited basis through Thursday.
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Access remains restricted to Chicago’s Loop and downtown, CTA buses and trains running elsewhere 1.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Access remained restricted to the Loop and Chicago's central business district Monday morning after a weekend of mass looting and violent clashes with police.
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RTD’s suspension of bus and rail service to and from downtown Denver continues Sunday 31.5.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
The Regional Transportation District's suspension of bus and rail service to and from downtown Denver will continue Sunday, transit officials announced, citing the three days of protests and violence sparked by the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer.
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As Chicago moves to next phase of reopening, CTA says it will watch crowds and make announcements to keep riders apart 28.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
As Chicago enters the next phase of reopening during the pandemic, the CTA said it will use cameras to monitor crowds at stations and on trains and make announcements urging people to spread out or wait for the next train.
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RTD faces serious headwinds as transit agency begins long crawl out of coronavirus’ grip 26.5.2020 Denver Post: Business
For the first time since RTD dramatically curtailed service in the face of the coronavirus pandemic more than a month ago, the transit agency is restoring service on several popular bus lines in the metro area. But this week's schedule changes don't erase the fact that the transit agency faces a tough slog recovering from a pandemic that chopped ridership by at least 60% starting in late March.
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From My Window: A View of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Curitiba 19.5.2020 THE CITY FIX
Despite the unprecedented quarantine that most of us find ourselves under, I was recently forced to travel to Curitiba, Brazil, for personal reasons. I am staying in an apartment on Republica Argentina Avenue next to the first bus corridor in ...
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L.A. County has more open this weekend than it has in months. What you can and can't do 16.5.2020 LA Times: Health

Southern California is reopening but there are still strict safety rules aimed at slowing the coronavirus.

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Chicago-area transit may look different this summer, with social distancing and the end of rush hour 15.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Packed rush-hour trains and buses won't be coming back, as long as the threat of coronavirus remains, transit experts said. This could mean changes in how people commute.
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Yosemite employees evicted amid coronavirus pandemic 9.5.2020 LA Times: Health

The group of Yosemite Hospitality workers were told this week layoffs require them to leave Yosemite by May 21.

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You might need reservations to drive to Maroon Bells this summer with shuttle service “not an option” 9.5.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
With concerns about COVID-19 in mind, the U.S. Forest Service is thinking about swapping public transportation for limited vehicle entry.
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Masks should be mandatory on L.A. Metro buses and trains, official says 5.5.2020 LA Times: Health

L.A. County Supervisor Janice Hahn called on Metro to require that anyone who boarding a bus or train in the county wear a face covering during the coronavirus pandemic.

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'If I come to work, am I going to catch it today?' Driving a bus during the pandemic 4.5.2020 LA Times: Health

L.A. bus drivers are working during the coronavirus crisis. That means spending hours in a confined space with riders and worrying they may get sick.

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