News and other Things I’ve found interesting May 2nd 2020

Great day for a bike ride. To bad mine is busted up with no way to get it to shop. Then again cash in bank is in short supply.

FOSS Responders Group Brings Financial Help to Open Source Ecosystem Affected by COVID-19

Amtrak Passenger Rail Stations Museums Trolleys High Speed Rail Commuter Trains

Amtrak 49th Anniversary

Amtrak Invests $2.4 Billion for Next-Gen High-Speed Trainsets and Infrastructure Upgrades – Amtrak Media

Amtrak Acela Express day and night Union Station Washington DC

Improved Safety and Customer Experience Drive Record Amtrak Ridership Amtrak delivers best operating performance in company history

Freights Say It’s Too Hard To Be On Time Rail Passengers Association Washington, DC

Would a high-speed rail service between Chicago and NYC be popular?

Mohd Rapik Saat, Ph.D. from the University of Illinois Chicago or Urbana-Champaign covered the recent University of Illinois High-Speed Rail Study – 220-mph high-speed rail (HSR) passenger service between Chicago, Champaign-Urbana, Indianapolis and beyond.

MHSRA Julius Parod South Korean high speed rail presentation

Jordan Horwitz DePaul University “Gravity Model” for predicting ridership

Daniel Krause US High Speed Rail 2015 Spring Midwest High Speed Rail Association Meeting

Organizers of Annual New River Trip Announce Chicago to Cincinnati Excursion

Union Pacific Big Boy Will Not Run in 2020

Union Pacific Private Varnish Business Cars pass Amtrak Texas Eagle 22 Springfield Illinois

Nashville Steam Restoration Gets Major Financial Boost

Will Commuters Ever Go Back to Commuter Trains?

After Burner – Arcade Full Playthrough – SEGA 1987 HD

After Burner is a 1987 combat flight simulator arcade game developed and published by Sega

Castle in the Sky

Photos: The golden age of video arcades

After Burner (アフターバーナー) is a third-person rail shooter arcade game designed by Yu Suzuki and developed by Studio 128

After Burner (Arcade, 1987) – Video Game Years History

30 Years of After Burner by Sega – the game, the legacy

1987 [60fps] After Burner II Hit1517 Nomiss ALL

Top 10 Air Combat Games

Why is Bike Retail Booming in the Time of Coronavirus?

Decatur city leaders back off mask rules, but ask for public’s cooperation

Inside the Early Days of China’s Coronavirus Coverup

Trump Moves to Replace Watchdog Who Identified Critical Medical Shortages

Hospital Experiences Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Results of a National Pulse Survey March 23-27, 2020

Organizers seeking Decatur cannabis referendum regrouping after judge won’t relax requirements

Restrictions Are Relaxed as States Rely on Residents’ Trust

Macon County Board votes 11-9 to opt out of recreational cannabis sales

How To Provide Instant Answer In WordPress & Improve User Experience Using BetterDocs

Block Lab Team Joins WP Engine, Looks to the Future of Block Building

Tony Allen: the Afrobeat maverick who blazed a trail across the globe

How pedals and hi-hats revolutionised Afrobeat. Tony Allen tells all to Francis Gooding

Tony Allen: ‘World’s greatest drummer’ and afrobeat pioneer dies

Tony Allen (1940–2020), legendary Afrobeat drummer

Steve “Stezo” Williams (2020), old school rap legend

Steve ‘Stezo’ Williams, Influential ’80s Hip Hop Artist, Has Died At 52

Gale Halderman (1933–2020), original Ford Mustang designer

Gale Halderman, the man whose sketch birthed the Ford Mustang, dies

Original Ford Mustang designer dies, the last link to a celebrated era in car history

Rishi Kapoor (1952–2020), Bollywood romantic star

Rishi Kapoor, Leading Man From a Bollywood Dynasty, Dies at 67

Ed Farmer, White Sox broadcaster, former pitcher, dies at 70

Matty Simmons (2020), National Lampoon co-founder

Diners Club Card Matty Simmons, a Force Behind ‘Animal House,’ Is Dead at 93

‘It was one of those perfect storms’: Matty Simmons on Animal House

Dragnet 1967 : Dragnet’s Worst Criminal Scumbags

Mr. Daniel Loomis

Fauci warns states rushing to reopen: ‘You’re making a really significant risk’

White House reportedly plans to punish China for coronavirus pandemic

Trump administration draws up plans to punish China over coronavirus outbreak