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Japanese Face Masks Help Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus

Wearing masks for medical reasons is a long-established tradition in Japan by Leroy W. Demery, Jr.Special to California Rail News The 1918 “Spanish flu” pandemic of 1918-1919 resulted in an estimated 257,000 – 481,000 deaths in Japan. (A recent study … Continue reading

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Rail-Related News, Thursday, April 2, 2020 Coronavirus 2

Bay Area traffic congestion evaporates as people stay home due to coronavirus New Yorkers skip subway and take bikes to avoid crowding Transit agencies adjust service as BART and Caltrain ridership drop 90% South Shore Railroad in IL and IN … Continue reading

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Latest California Rail News Can Be Read or Downloaded Now

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Rail-Related News, CoronaVirus Edition (March 14, 2020)

BART and AC Transit, among others, taking steps to clean up rolling stock more effectively BART’s plans if a passenger proves to have coronavirus So Muni & BART stations are getting scrubbed down like they should have all along, thanks … Continue reading

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Rail-Related News, Early March 2020

Contra Costa voters reject transportation sales tax, which would have funded BART and bus improvements, as well as highway widenings  Voters reject Sonoma-Marin SMART tax extension; measure gets slight majority but required 2/3 for approval No funding in sight for … Continue reading

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Rail-Related News, February 2020

California undertakes effort to stabilize Del Mar Bluffs rail line Anti-SMART developer vs. Graton Tribe: Developer addis $290k to anti-SMART tax fight Marin Voice: Vote YES on Sonoma-Marin SMART tax extension Marin IJ Editorial: Vote NO on Sonoma-Marin SMART tax … Continue reading

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