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Fear of Public Transit Got Ahead of the Evidence

Many have blamed subways and buses for coronavirus outbreaks, but a growing body of research suggests otherwise. A very important article. https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/06/fear-transit-bad-cities/612979/

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Rail-Related News, Monday, June 15, 2020 Coronavirus 4 Edition

MTC expects massive traffic jams when people return to work after house arrest Petaluma sued over Corona (sic) station project after SMART deal reached Task Force to ponder future of Bay Area transportation New BART map includes San Jose, though … Continue reading

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TRAC has Submitted Extensive Comments Regarding the CHSRA’s Latest Business Plan

“We are long-time supporters of high-speed rail, but find too many flaws in this project to be able to support it. In TRAC’s opinion, this document is not a business plan. It offers no concrete steps for how to get … Continue reading

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Ten Social Etiquette Pointers for Visitors to Japan

In addition to wearing face coverings when you are feeling down with coughs or sneezing, the Japanese have a number of other points of etiquette you need to be aware of when you visit that fascinating country after the Covid-19 … Continue reading

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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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