While this is not a typical RT&S story, we want to ensure that our readers are aware of the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court to block the Biden administration’s mandate that large employers (i.e., those employing more than 100 people) must require their employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
As the Omicron variant of COVID-19 continues to spread in the United States and hold much of the world in its grip, the U.S. Department of Transportation has announced additional American Rescue Plan grants to help transit agencies continue to battle the impacts of COVID.
U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced a $1.24 billion award of American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro).
A surge of new coronavirus cases and an existing need for frontline workers are having adverse impacts on RTD’s ability to provide its scheduled service.
Metro takes measures to combat Omicron variant; Announces service adjustments and protections for customers and employees
Metro’s Pandemic Taskforce is taking swift actions to protect the health and safety of its customers and employees against the recent surge in COVID-19 variants.
Transit agencies are feeling the effects of and concerned about the future impact of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 as the virus blankets North America and many parts of the world.
Following a month-long public comment period, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Board of Commissioners approved the agency’s $7.9 billion 2022 budget. The 2022 budget consists of $3.4 billion for operating expenses, $2.7 billion for annual capital spending, and $1.8 billion for debt service and deferred expenses.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced a $285.7 million award of American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds to the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) in Atlanta, Georgia.
Union Pacific has joined the ranks of companies, including railroads, to mandate COVID-19 vaccines for its employees.
While MARTA has not joined the ranks of those companies requiring all employees to be vaccinated, the agency now requires weekly testing.
Richard J. Leary, CEO of the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) announced last week that employee vaccinations will be required of employees.
Canadian National has joined the ranks of other companies that require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
With COVID-19 spiking again, several transit and rail passenger agencies have issued vaccination mandates for employees.
U.S. Department of Transportation announces $30.5 billion for nation’s public transportation systems
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced a total of $30.5 billion in Federal funding.
California’s high-speed rail project has not yet hit a high gear. Delays and cost overruns have hampered the endeavor since the start, and the project’s chief executive officer has announced another deadline
MOW union demanding more safety precautions at Union Pacific during pandemic, but judge rules it can’t strike
A federal judge is rejecting a strike order by one of Union Pacific’s bigger unions. The Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees Division threatened to walk off the job last month due
According to Google Analytics, There were a whopping 1.4 million pageviews on the RT&S website in 2020, and in a year that was bombarded by COVID-19 stories it is not surprising that
On Monday, RT&S reported on the dire situation public transit agencies find themselves in due to loss of ridership caused by the pandemic. Yesterday, the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) held
“[We’re experiencing] the longest, most severe period of supressed ridership for any of the nation’s public transit systems” is how the New York Times characterized the situation facing U.S. public transit in
While COVID-19 has been with us since the beginning of 2020, and transportation leaders devoted thousands of hours to determine how to make public transportation safer during the pandemic, the autumn and