Transit Response

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Transit Response
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Preventing the spread of COVID-19 is a team effort.
Team Members TBD
Point of Contact Wilfred Pinfold
Participating Municipalities Independence, Oregon
Contributors TBD
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Description

Cities and states are acting to slow progress of the COVID-19 pandemic by shuttering all nonessential businesses, closing schools, and urging residents to hunker down at home. As a result, ridership has fallen off for many mass transit systems across the country — light rail, streetcar, buses and ferries — as officials work to keep service running.

But as the COVID-19 cases climb, transit workers become ill, service reductions become necessary. How should transit authorities respond to protect their employees while continuing to respond to the transit needs of vulnerable communities.

Challenges

  • Protecting Transit employees.
  • Providing transit services to low income and vulnerable communities.
  • Limit the deployment of mass transit vehicles on routs with few riders while maintaining responsive services.

Implementation

Navigating the COVID-19 Crisis With Honest Communication

Bay Area Rapid Transit's communications around COVID-19 have emerged as an invaluable resource for the media, riders, and elected leaders to learn about the crisis facing transit. Weblink