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RandallW wrote: ↑Thu May 25, 2023 3:45 am The KISS and Flirt MUs are FRA compliant in mixed traffic (and assembled in Salt Lake City). It seems NJT prefers to use foreign locomotives as the ALP-45As, ALP-45DPs, APL-46s and APL-46As are all imported from Germany.According to Wikipedia, FLIRT operators in the US are TexRAIL, Arrow, and DART, none of which are FRA-compliant lines and all of which use time separation with freight the same way the NJT River Line does.
Gilbert B Norman wrote: ↑Sat May 27, 2023 12:39 pm So, Mr. Randall W, your statement means that nothing has come to your attention to establish that this Stadler equipment would be barred from operating on METRA lines, be they CNW (UP), CBQ(BNSF), MILW(NICRC), SOO(CN), IC(CN), CRI&P(NICRC), or WAB(NS).That is correct as far as the FRA is concerned.
A battle of wills could be ahead. The gap between what employees and bosses want remains wide, with bosses expecting in-person collaboration and workers loath to forgo flexibility, according to monthly surveys of worker sentiment maintained by Nicholas Bloom, a Stanford University economist who studies remote workMaybe a deep recession, '08 or worse, but saving that, bosses, mass transit agencies, landlords, and restaurants had best accept reality.
edflyerssn007 wrote: ↑Sat Jun 03, 2023 4:01 pm FWIW LIRR and MetroNorth have both seen increases in ridership since this discussion started.That's where it already was in November of last year.
https://data.ny.gov/Transportation/MTA- ... -8kew/data
Weekend ridership is at pre-covid levels but weekday ridership is still only just above two-thirds.