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Rail-Related News, Thursday May 14, 2020 – Coronavirus Edition 3

Germany: trains run on time with few of those pesky passengers Caltrain Hillsdale station to close temporarily for construction SMART considers service cuts to reduce costs $6 million/year $780 million in Coronavirus relief to be doled out to Bay Area … Continue reading

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Were Trams the Answer to Air Pollution All Along?

Multiparty British Parlimentarians Ponder Question https://airqualitynews.com/2020/05/12/were-trams-the-answer-to-our-air-pollution-woes-all-along/

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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

The latest California Rail News can be read or downloaded at this link: http://www.calrailnews.org/current/

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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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