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Greenbrier FY2Q2020: “Strong Liquidity, $3.2B Backlog”  RailwayAge Magazine

FTA Offering CARES Act Webinars  RailwayAge Magazine

FRA Issues Amtrak Performance Metrics NPRM  RailwayAge Magazine

FTA Allocates $25B for Public Transportation  RailwayAge Magazine

Coronavirus: A Silver Lining for Labor?  RailwayAge Magazine

FRA, Responding to Industry Joint Petition, Issues Emergency Waiver  RailwayAge Magazine

UPDATED MARCH 27: Stimulus Bill—Signed Into Law—CARES For Rail  RailwayAge Magazine

Texas Central: COVID-19 Could Impact Project Delivery  RailwayAge Magazine

Lawmakers want Federal Railroad Administration to enact COVID-19 guidelines  FreightWaves

APTA: CARES Act Provides $25 Billion, With Conditions  RailwayAge Magazine

SB Rail Group Staff Report: UPDATED APRIL 2—Global Railway Industry Response & Impacts, COVID-19 Pandemic  RailwayAge Magazine

Answering the Call: BNSF Keeps Supplies Moving in Times of Crisis  RailwayAge Magazine

Stimulus Package: A Trillion Here, a Trillion There  RailwayAge Magazine

A “Sully” Moment For Amtrak's Anderson  RailwayAge Magazine

Glass Half-Full? Or Half-Empty?  RailwayAge Magazine

“A Fluid, Unknown Rail Freight Market”  RailwayAge Magazine

FRA to Administer $248.5MM in Grants  RailwayAge Magazine

CREATE Receives $12.9MM Grant for Pullman Junction Project  RailwayAge Magazine

Part 10: Portal North Gets Passing Grade; Hudson Tunnel Flunks Again  RailwayAge Magazine

You Can Rely Upon Lithium-Ion  RailwayAge Magazine

RTA Taking Additional Measures to Combat COVID-19  RailwayAge Magazine

Special Podcast Series: Coronavirus and the Rail Industry – Insight on the Federal Stimulus Package, How the Freight Industry is Battling, and More  RailwayAge Magazine

Vlexx begins operation with Bombardier EMUs  International Railway Journal

Blank sailings, idle automotive manufacturing hit March rail volume  Supply Chain Dive

UPDATED MARCH 16: Rail Group Staff Report: Global railway industry response to the COVID-19 pandemic  Railway Track & Structures

The social distancing gap for SNAP users  Politico

NOPB Receives $7.29MM CRISI Grant  RailwayAge Magazine

UPDATED MARCH 20: Rail Group Staff Report: Global railway industry response to the COVID-19 pandemic  Railway Track & Structures

Software fix coming for Metro rail car doors that close without warning message  The Washington Post

Engineer intentionally crashes train near hospital ship Mercy, believing in weird coronavirus conspiracy, feds say  The Washington Post

Rail groups pleased with coronavirus stimulus package  FreightWaves

Silence on airline grants as deadline slips  Politico

UPDATED APRIL 6—Rail Group Staff Report: Global railway industry response & impacts, COVID-19 pandemic  Railway Track & Structures

Rail benefits from $US 2 trillion US coronavirus stimulus package  International Railway Journal

Texas Central says coronavirus could impact high-speed project delivery  International Railway Journal

Grant will expand Belle Fourche rail park  Rapid City Journal

Overflowing oil tanks have traders eyeing rail cars for storage  Middletown Press

FRA, responding to joint petition, issues emergency waiver for certain safety regulations  Railway Track & Structures

Rail union outlines its "demands" for the coronavirus  Railway Track & Structures

One of Consol's coal mines is shut down after employees test positive for COVID-19  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Rail Group Staff Report: Global railway industry response to the COVID-19 pandemic  Railway Track & Structures

Czech Republic stops cross-border passenger trains  International Railway Journal

Passenger numbers up for SBB, as revenue grows  International Railway Journal

Proof of concept for FRMCS radio frequency completed  International Railway Journal

Rail Unions Seek Federal Help In Ensuring Coronavirus Response  Yahoo Finance

Belgium introduces emergency timetable following staffing shortages  International Railway Journal

Freight Rail And Partners Outline Coronavirus Responses  Yahoo Finance

Swiss step up investment to unlock capacity  International Railway Journal

ÖBB Rail Cargo Group maintains freight services  International Railway Journal

Rail News - CARES Act includes benefits for unemployed rail workers. For Railroad Career Professionals  Progressive Rail Roading

Three consortia in running for Edmonton light rail project  International Railway Journal

UPDATED MARCH 27: Rail Group News Staff Report: Global railway industry response to the COVID-19 pandemic  Railway Track & Structures

DB passenger numbers up but profit down in 2019  International Railway Journal

Deregulating Rail Transportation of Liquefied Natural Gas  The Regulatory Review

European train operators respond to coronavirus epidemic  International Railway Journal

Metro preparing for possibility of scaling back service if too many employees call in sick from coronavirus  The Washington Post

Outbreak: bankruptcies, layoffs, quiet skies and empty rails  Federal News Network

Further work needed to fully unlock benefits of Ceneri Base Tunnel  International Railway Journal

UPDATED MARCH 30: Rail Group News Staff Report: Global railway industry response to the COVID-19 pandemic  Railway Track & Structures

Chemical Accidental-Release Reporting Rule Issued  EHS Today

Rail Union Urges Rail Industry To Respond To Coronavirus Concerns  Benzinga

UPDATED MARCH 24: Rail Group News Staff Report: Global railway industry response to the COVID-19 pandemic  Railway Track & Structures

Moving mountains, the Brenner Base Tunnel  International Railway Journal

News Wire Digest Second Section for Saturday, March 28  trains.com

BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-Activision Blizzard, Gilead Sciences, Royal Caribbean, Kohl's  Nasdaq

How autonomous freight trains powered by artificial intelligence could come to a railroad near you  Seattle Times

FRA NPRMs Address Track, Brake Inspection Requirements  RailwayAge Magazine

The Amtrak Funding Déjà Vu—Again  RailwayAge Magazine

CN Meets Federal PTC Requirements  RailwayAge Magazine

N95 Respirator Shortage Prompts Additional Guidance from OSHA  EHS Today

Trinity Industries relocating corporate headquarters to North Dallas  Dallas Business Journal

Rail News - FRA awards CRISI grants to four South Dakota rail projects. For Railroad Career Professionals  Progressive Rail Roading

RSI: No Federal Funds for Chinese-Sourced Railcars  RailwayAge Magazine

Amtrak's Preference Rights Are Not New—Or Reason For Alarm  RailwayAge Magazine

Canadian rail blockades could have a lasting effect on U.S.-Canada trade, setting the stage for even greater fallout from coronavirus  Fortune

GAO: TSA Risking Passengers by Failing to Engage Fully with Stakeholders  HSToday

Rail Union Ordered to Bargain on Crew Consist  RailwayAge Magazine

A “Two Amtrak” Concept  RailwayAge Magazine

Labor Talks Include a Witches' Brew  RailwayAge Magazine

Official CRISI grant tally: Passenger projects will receive more than $72.5 million in federal funding  MassTransitMag.com

PTC's Less-Obvious Problems  RailwayAge Magazine

FRA Issues RRP Final Rule  RailwayAge Magazine

FRA Issues $24MM Maglev NOFO  RailwayAge Magazine

Understanding CPC-1354  RailwayAge Magazine

Oil-by-Rail Volumes Decreasing While Risks Remain  DeSmog

Nostalgia Not in Amtrak's Future  RailwayAge Magazine

Federal Railroad Administration Seeks To Revise Track, Brake Inspection Requirements: Railway Age  Benzinga

ASLRRA: Yurasko New General Counsel; Reilly Signs On For PTC  RailwayAge Magazine

Two Grants Aim to Improve Amtrak Midwest Network  RailwayAge Magazine

N.J. Transit’s Most Troubled Trains Are Older Than Many of the Riders  The New York Times

FRA Launches Webpage to Report Blocked Crossings  RailwayAge Magazine

Federal agency launches webpage to report blocked crossings: Railway Age  FreightWaves

FRA's Batory: “Let the Facts Speak”  RailwayAge Magazine

Assessing LNG-By-Rail Safety  RailwayAge Magazine

Federal transit support turns 55  RailwayAge Magazine

FRA Announces NPRM for Highway-Rail Grade Crossings  RailwayAge Magazine

FRA Part 243 NPRM Good for Small Roads, Contractors  RailwayAge Magazine

PTC at 96.3%: FRA  RailwayAge Magazine

NFTA Denied FTA New Starts Qualification  RailwayAge Magazine

FRA Greenlights NJT PTC RSD  RailwayAge Magazine