Long Island Rail Road

As ridership plummets, five transit agencies are put on Fitch Ratings’ watch list

Fitch Ratings has placed the ratings of five large U.S. public transit agencies on Rating Watch Negative. The following ratings are affected:

A “Sully” moment for Amtrak’s Anderson

As America increasingly is sheltering in place, losing unprecedented numbers of jobs and retirement savings, fearful of COVID-19, and facing a stress level unfamiliar except to those who have endured war zones,

LIRR

Bells & Whistles—3/20/20

Due to technical difficulties on YouTube’s end, please go to the following link to view the latest Bells & Whistles: Bells & Whistles—3/20/20. Coronavirus my infect November ballot for Oregon Metro’s huge

UPDATED MARCH 20: Rail Group Staff Report: Global railway industry response to the COVID-19 pandemic

The World Health Organization has declared COVID-19, otherwise known as the coronavirus, a pandemic, and the U.S. has declared a National Emergency. The global railway industry has been responding. Following is a

HDR Engineering

HDR statement on coronavirus

HDR, an engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services company is familiar to many railroaders. Like most companies, they have issued a statement on how they’re dealing with coronavirus. Here is their statement,

LIRR

Long Island Rail Road refunding little to riders; MTA’s Foye asking for $4B federal bailout

Most Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) customers expecting to receive a refund for their cancelled monthly passes are getting coins instead of bills.

Metro-North’s Harlem, Hudson lines fully PTC-equipped

MTA Metro-North Railroad President Cathy Rinaldi announced that as of March 14 Metro-North’s full Harlem and Hudson lines are operating in Positive Train Control (PTC), bringing Metro-North’s total of PTC-equipped route miles

Metro Transit

APTA: Transit agencies need billions of dollars in aid due to coronavirus

With transit agencies feeling the hurt of the coronavirus in the U.S., many are now hoping Congress will step up and offer some relief.

Boston halts all construction activities as coronavirus cases elevate to 33

The city of Boston is shutting down construction activity as fears about the spread of the coronavirus continue and officials attempt to flatten the infected rate.

Amtrak needs a bailout fast; Metro Transit cancels overnight service; S.F. transit does not alter much during lockdown

Amtrak and other passenger rail services say $1 billion is needed to help recover from the coronavirus pandemic sweeping through the U.S.

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