Preventing the spread of COVID-19 is a team effort.
|Point of Contact||Wilfred Pinfold|
|Participating Municipalities||Independence, Oregon|
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.
- 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.
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