As has been reported on this site and in our magazine numerous times since the pandemic began earlier this year, transit agencies have taken a major hit during the past few months.
To promote social distancing through the pandemic, NJ Transit, along with other commuter agencies, implemented a policy of running trains at 50% of passenger capacity. According to reporting by nj.com, NJ Transit
Last week, SEPTA and the Transport Workers United union almost came to blows over the union’s position that SEPTA was not providing adequate safety protections from coronavirus for its workers. After a
On 21 April 2020, in order to contain the spread of SARS-CoV-2 the Senate of Berlin imposed a ban on staging large events, in particular trade fairs with an attendance of more
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) announced today it is taking additional steps to further support and protect employees and customers as the COVID-19 pandemic stretches into another month. In a
It’s a sad tale that is spreading around the world to just about all modes of public transportation – ridership plunging due to COVID-19. Most of the world’s airlines are on the
Most readers are very aware of the massive impact that the coronavirus has had on passenger rail operations, both transit and Amtrak. Amtrak released information about its service plan on Friday, April
It’s rail earnings reporting time again, with most Class 1s teed up to report first-quarter 2020 earnings within the next few weeks. While first quarter earnings are likely to reflect the impact
A rare display of bipartisanship occurred in Congress recently as seven Democrats and seven Republicans signed a letter to Ron Batory, Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration and K. Jane Williams, Acting
Most are aware of the heroic and dedicated work performed around the clock by health care workers and first responders in the daily battle against the coronavirus, which has had its grip
Norfolk Southern yesterday added its voice to the chorus of Class 1 railroads that have reported to the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) that the coronavirus pandemic could have a significant impact
Significant financial impacts could result from the coronavirus pandemic, according to Union Pacific and CSX, FreightWaves reports. The statements by CSX and Union Pacific were included in reports filed with the Securities
Texas Central, the builder of the planned bullet train between Dallas and Houston, has laid off 28 employees due to delays in the project resulting from the impact of the coronavirus on
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) is pulling light rail trains from service and closing some stations as a result of COVID-19 and the state’s shelter-in-place order.
The state of Washington was to first feel the impact of the coronavirus. It was the first to report a case in the U.S. and the first to report a death. Sound
RT&S Editor-in-Chief talks with Sound Transit’s John Gallagher on how his agency is dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.
UPDATED MARCH 24: Rail Group News 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
Industry, union officials join together to keep construction activities moving during coronavirus pandemic
As the spreading of the coronavirus continues to keep officials at all levels scrambling, one thing remains constant in the U.S.—construction. Officials in both the construction industry and unions want to keep
For many years, Amtrak’s Acela Express trains have zipped up and down the Northeast Corridor between Washington, D.C. and Boston, Mass., showcasing the fastest rail passenger service in the United States. As