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(Source: Progressive Railroading 03/27/2020) The U.S. House today is expected to vote on a $2.2 trillion legislation package passed by the U.S. Senate late Wednesday in response to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The legislation includes $25 billion for public transportation agencies, including commuter-rail operators. The funds will be provided through formula operating and…

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(Source: City Metric, March 27, 2020. The following is an extract from “Designing the Megaregion: Meeting Urban Challenges at a New Scale,” out now from Island Press.) NEW YORK — A regional transportation system does not become balanced until all its parts are operating effectively. Highways, arterial streets, and local streets are essential, and every…

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(Source: Freight Waves opinion column by Jim Blaze, March 26, 2020) CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — With the coronavirus pandemic as background, let’s briefly examine what the role of the rail freight sector is. How relevant is rail freight’s services during a stay-in place period? What are rail freight’s capabilities at serving the essential survival kit? Full…

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(Source: Railway Track & Structures, March 26, 2020) NEW YORK — By a unanimous 96-0 vote, the U.S. Senate on March 26 passed H.R. 748, its version of a $2 trillion stimulus package for address the devastating economic and societal impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Called the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act,”…

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