Railroad employment continues to shrink

Since before the worldwide pandemic hit, rail employment levels had been shrinking for many months.
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Short Line safety culture resources published

USA
The Short Line Safety Institute has released Strong Safety Culture Best Practices, a resource which draws on more than five years of safety culture assessments and the 10 core elements of a strong safety culture as defined by the Department of Transportation’s Safety Council.

Coronavirus app as part of Turkey’s transport restart

Coronavirus Transport News
To support the restart of inter-city public transport, a mobile phone app is being used to track passengers in case anyone should subsequently test positive for the coronavirus.

Draft environmental document to be released for Burbank–Los Angeles high-speed rail section

USA
The Burbank to Los Angeles section of the California high-speed rail project will connect two key multi-modal transportation hubs in Los Angeles County, a new Burbank Airport Station in Burbank and the existing Los Angeles Union Station (LAUS) in Los Angeles.

US rail volumes rise on a week-to-week basis

USA
Although U.S. rail traffic is still sharply lower compared with the same period in 2019, rail volumes for intermodal and commodities such as motor vehicles and grain are higher sequentially on a weekly basis, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR).

Rail Group On Air: Tweeting with a transit mapper

USA
Railway Track & Structures Editor-in-Chief Bill Wilson talks with transit mapper and author Christof Spieler on transit systems in the U.S., Ottawa’s efficient passenger rail line, transit life after COVID-19, and more.

United Airlines Shuffles Senior Leadership Team

Airline News
United Airlines newly installed CEO Scott Kirby today announced several changes in the airline’s senior leadership team.

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