US transit systems seek light at end of pandemic tunnel

It’s rush hour Tuesday morning on the Washington Metro. A rail car, which a year ago would have been packed with seated and standing commuters, has just four passengers. Washington, United States  AFP  Sunday 2/7/2021 – 02:43 UTC+1  631 wordsby Julie CHABANAS Ridership in the US capital’s Metro system in December was down 85.5 percent compared with a year earlier. And the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority sees little recovery in the coming two years, projecting just one-third of pre-pandemic usage. To adapt, WMATA proposed a doomsday scenario of cutting rail service frequency to e…

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