A city council measure would make it free to ride the bus within the capital's city limits. Proponents say the plan, estimated to cost $42 million annually, would boost ridership and equity.
A nationwide rail shutdown could cost $2 billion a day, the Association of American Railroads said.
There are 81 no-frills train routes left over from the Mao era to service far-flung areas. Who rides them?
During the COVID-19 pandemic essential workers have relied on public transit, just as services are being cut.
The company plans to leave the locomotive manufacturing industry in a few years.