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Florida’s Brightline Suspends Service Due to COVID-19

March 25, 2020

Florida’s Brightline Suspends Service Due to COVID-19

Brightline will be temporarily suspending service, effective Wednesday, March 25.


Reduced Schedules, Free Rides for Medical Personnel on Chicago Metra

March 23, 2020

Reduced Schedules, Free Rides for Medical Personnel on Chicago Metra

Metra will begin operating an alternate weekday schedule on March 23 to adjust for the reduced number of riders due to school closures, work-from-home mandates and other consequences of the coronavirus pandemic.


Staring Monday, No Trains After 9:00pm on Bay Area Rapid Transit

March 19, 2020

Staring Monday, No Trains After 9:00pm on Bay Area Rapid Transit

California’s Bay Area Rapid Transit is taking swift action to reduce operating costs as ridership levels have declined by 90% as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and shelter in place orders.


NJ Transit Announces Reduced Schedule in Response to Coronavirus

March 19, 2020

NJ Transit Announces Reduced Schedule in Response to Coronavirus

Beginning Friday, March 20, NJ Transit’s commuter rail lines, with the exception of the Atlantic City Rail Line, will operate on a weekend schedule with slight modifications.


Reduced Service Schedule for Boston’s Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Trains

March 17, 2020

Reduced Service Schedule for Boston’s Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Trains

In response to coordinated efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority will implement several changes to service levels effective with the start of service on Tuesday, March 17.


San Franscisco MTA Service During Shelter in Place Order

March 16, 2020

San Franscisco MTA Service During Shelter in Place Order

While San Francisco MTA service will continue operating during the Shelter in Place order, cable car lines and the F-Market heritage line will be temporarily converted to bus operation for the duration.


Caltrain to Maintain Service During Shelter In Place Order

March 16, 2020

Caltrain to Maintain Service During Shelter In Place Order

During the Shelter in Place Public Health Order, Caltrain commuter rail will operate on a reduced peak-hour schedule that goes into effect March 17


Bay Area Rapid Transit Continues Regular Service During Shelter in Place Order

March 16, 2020

Bay Area Rapid Transit Continues Regular Service During Shelter in Place Order

Bay Area Rapid Transit will continue to provide regular service for riders performing essential activities and for riders traveling to and from “essential business” work.


Amtrak names William Flynn as new CEO and President

March 2, 2020

Amtrak names William Flynn as new CEO and President

Amtrak announced that it has named William J. Flynn as its next Chief Executive Officer and President. Flynn, a seasoned business leader with four decades of transportation and logistics experience, will begin his role on April 15, 2020.


Future DART Cotton Belt Service renamed Silver Line

June 24, 2019

Future DART Cotton Belt Service renamed Silver Line

The Dallas Area Rapid Transit approved a resolution on June 18 to name future service running on the Cotton Belt Commuter Rail as the Silver Line.