Is Covid-19 a Threat to Public Transit? Only in the US

Jake Blumgart has a must-read in CityMonitor pointing out that in most wealthy countries, Covid-19 has raised few doubts about the future of public transit, nor have there been significant threats to funding.
Coronavirus Transport News

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A fresh approach to depot safety

UK
FirstClass Safety & Control, the Essex-based safety control system specialist, which was created following a management buyout of the safety control division of Beck & Pollitzer back in 2017, has been supplying safety control systems for over 20 years.

When Adobe Stopped Flash Content From Running It Also Stopped A Chinese Railroad

Asian Rail News
Adobe’s Flash, the web browser plug-in that powered so very many crappy games, confusing interfaces, and animated icons of the early web like Homestar Runner is now finally gone, after a long, slow, protracted death.

‘Modern, efficient and sustainable’ trains arrive in Costa Rica

International Rail News
National railway Incofer has taken delivery of eight diesel multiple-units for use on commuter services around the capital San José.

MRS and FCA concessions next in extensions queue

International Rail News
Proposals for a 30-year extension of MRS Logística’s concession to operate freight services on a 1 674 km network serving the states of Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais and São Paulo are due to be submitted to the Federal Audit Court in April. The current concession expires on November ...

Alstom Citadis X05 trams arrive in Taiwan

Tram and Light Rail News
Alstom has announced that the Citadis X05 trams have entered into service in Kaohsiung City in Taiwan, on the South Circular Light Rail line.

Tyne & Wear Metro line closure for 14 days in February

UK
Next month, work on the Tyne & Wear Metro will begin and close the busiest lines through the centre of Newcastle and Gateshead for 2 consecutive weeks.

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