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Channel Tunnel Operator Sees Tougher Covid Restrictions Lead to Revenue Drop

Prospects for the operator of the UK-France tunnel are very much impacted by the swerve of Covid trends. With cases rising in both the UK and France, there's little wonder that Getlink has been reluctant to provide financial forecasts.

Channel Tunnel Operator Sees Tougher Covid Restrictions Lead to Revenue Drop

Rail

Paris Floats Amphibious Bus Attraction After Years of Duck Tour Scrutiny

The amphibious bus in Paris is a way to float by some of the City of Light's best-known attractions. But it has to overcome the negative safety reputation associated with so-called Duck Tour amphibious vehicles in other cities.

Paris Floats Amphibious Bus Attraction After Years of Duck Tour Scrutiny

Airline Weekly

Big Rail Investments at New York Airports Fall Short on Promises of Connectivity

Big Rail Investments at New York Airports Fall Short on Promises of Connectivity

Airlines

U.S. to Extend Mask Mandate on Planes, Trains to January

In the latest Delta variant fallout, the Biden Administration is expected to extend its rules mandating masks on planes, trains and other forms of public transportation into January. The news comes as airlines are beginning to report a drop in bookings amid the pandemic's 4th surge in the U.S.

U.S. to Extend Mask Mandate on Planes, Trains to January

Mergers and Acquisitions

Siemens to Buy Rail Software Company Sqills for $650 Million

Sqills has won more contracts from railway operators to upgrade their inventory, booking, and ticketing software than any other tech vendor in recent years. So this acquisition makes sense.

Siemens to Buy Rail Software Company Sqills for $650 Million

Airlines

Dominica’s New Airport and 8 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

In Skift’s top stories this week, Dominica sets eyes on a new international airport, Amtrak plans for an expensive upgrade, and Mexico reaches pre-pandemic levels of travel.

Dominica’s New Airport and 8 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

Rail

Amtrak Plans $117 Billion Upgrade in Northeast for U.S.’s Busiest Rail Line

Amtrak and its partners are lining up a series of major infrastructure projects along the busy Northeast Corridor for possible infrastructure funds out of Washington. The plan is sprawling but with federal money available — and "Amtrak Joe" in the White House — the sky is seemingly the limit for rail proposals.

Amtrak Plans $117 Billion Upgrade in Northeast for U.S.’s Busiest Rail Line

Airline Weekly

Air France Streamlines Air-Rail Connections to Help Replace Short Flights

Air France Streamlines Air-Rail Connections to Help Replace Short Flights

Rail

Global Rail Companies Put Plans in Place to Lure New Riders

This summer travel season could be enormously successful for railway companies if schemes they've created for the post-pandemic-era can capture travelers' interest. A big "if."

Global Rail Companies Put Plans in Place to Lure New Riders

Rail

Las Vegas High-Speed Rail Line Next in U.S. if Brightline Gets Its Way

Brightline wants to make sure that private companies have equal access to the billions of dollars in new passenger rail funds proposed by President "Amtrak Joe" Biden. That could allow the railroad to speed up work on the country's next high-speed rail line between Las Vegas and Southern California.

Las Vegas High-Speed Rail Line Next in U.S. if Brightline Gets Its Way