European Air Travel Nosedives as Virus Resurges

BRUSSELS (AFP) — The total number of passenger flights in Europe will plummet by more than expected this year as countries fail to coordinate policy on air travel during a pandemic, Eurocontrol said on Monday.

Europe’s air traffic watchdog said total trips in 2020 will reach six million, down by 55% from a year earlier and one million fewer than a forecast in April when air travel was at a standstill.

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LA County Officials Vote to Explore Alternatives to Transportation Police

Spurred by mass protests demanding an end to racism and police violence in Los Angeles County, officials from the third-largest transportation agency in the nation voted Thursday to probe transit police’s use of force standards and pursue alternatives to armed officers patrolling buses, trains and platforms.

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