Digest: New York sets up checkpoints for incoming passengers at Penn Station

News Wire Digest for Aug. 7: Cincinnati Streetcar set to resume operation; Illinois city seeks railroad right-of-way for development
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Wednesday morning rail news in brief:

Checkpoint Penn:

New York City's "Test & Trace Corps," the city's newest agency, is setup at Penn Station to screen incoming passengers, CNBC reports. The agency began the practice at Penn Station and the Port Authority Bus Terminal on Thursday. As of Friday, the state has ordered travelers from 34 states and Puerto Rico to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in the city.

Queen City streetcar revival
Cincinnati's streetcar, which has been shut down since March over COVID-19 concerns, will reopen by the end of the end of August, WKRC-TV reports. Do do so, the city council overrode a veto by the mayor. A funding source has not yet been identified, however. The streetcar connects the city's downtown with the Over-The-Rhine neighborhood. 

Chicago suburb, railroad spar over planned development
The city of Waukegan and Canadian National are at odds over the former Elgin, Joliet & Eastern trackage on the city's south side, the Chicago Tribune reports. The development, south of downtown along Lake Michigan, requires access across the disputed line. The story notes that the railroad obtained permission from the Surface Transportation Board in 2015 to remove the trackage, however CN representative Larry Lloyd tells the paper that the line is still active, without giving details on its operation. 
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