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Category: Travel & Public Transit


Impact & Regulations, Travel & Public Transit

Airlines united against hypothetical distancing mandate

May 28, 2020

Via: Politico

Airlines are united against any federal social distancing requirements, our Brianna Gurciullo reports. The latest effort came Wednesday from a trade group representing ultra low-cost carriers like Frontier and Spirit, which urged DOT to push back on “any federal regulatory […]


Impact & Regulations, Travel & Public Transit

Airports, airlines split over temperature checks

May 27, 2020

Via: Politico

The Airports Council International is warning that screening passengers for coronavirus symptoms at airports could create crowding and long lines, which “would be counterproductive in terms of physical distancing, and also create unnecessary concerns about the safety of the aviation […]


Travel & Public Transit

Veovo unveils social distancing solution for passenger rail

May 27, 2020

Via: Metro Magazine

Veovo introduced its Passenger Density Management solution, designed to assist rail and metro operators in measuring, understanding, and managing crowd density to support social distancing. COVID-19 lockdowns have meant that train and rapid transit stations around the globe have seen […]


Impact & Regulations, Travel & Public Transit

DOT warns China over airline access

May 26, 2020

Via: Politico

The Transportation Department is at the center of the latest conflict between the U.S. and China, with the tension revolving around airline rights. As first reported by Reuters late Friday, the U.S. government alleged that the Chinese government is making […]


Travel & Public Transit

RTA identifies costs, potential funding strategies for Metra service improvements

May 20, 2020

Via: Metro Magazine

Chicago’s Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) recently completed a study of potential service improvements along Metra’s North Central Service (NCS) line and the feasibility of various funding mechanisms to support those improvements. The RTA partnered with the Village of Mundelein, the […]


Impact & Regulations, Travel & Public Transit

Could TSA do temperature checks at airports?

May 15, 2020

Via: Politico

With airlines and the White House pushing for the agency to start conducting passenger temperature screenings, there are concerns on the Hill that it may not have the legal authority, our team scooped Thursday. A House Homeland Security aide told […]


Impact & Regulations, Travel & Public Transit

Worldwide, aviation tries to figure out the next step

May 14, 2020

Via: Politico

A collection of health and aviation groups, including the International Civil Aviation Organization, want to establish so-called public health corridors, in which steps have been taken to ensure passengers, crew, planes and airports are “COVID-19 free” to the extent possible. […]


Impact & Regulations, Travel & Public Transit

CARES Act help never came for Miami Air

May 12, 2020

Via: Politico

A Florida-based charter airline is going out of business, costing hundreds of employees their jobs, and workers say the Trump administration is to blame. Miami Air International had filed for bankruptcy in March but told employees it was ending operations […]


Travel & Public Transit

5 Long-term Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Transit

May 7, 2020

Via: Metro Magazine

Public Transportation has taken a hit from the coronavirus pandemic. Ridership was finally on an increase at the end of 2019 with transit agencies rebooting their bus route networks, adding frequency to key routes, and reducing the friction that slowed […]


Infrastructure, Travel & Public Transit

FRA awards $22M to 3 rail projects

May 6, 2020

Via: Metro Magazine

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced more than $22 million in grant funding to three projects that collectively span eight states. Funding is provided through FRA’s Restoration and Enhancement (R&E) Grants Program to initiate, restore, or enhance intercity passenger rail […]