Transit workers are at heightened risk as they transport nurses, doctors, and other essential workers. They must receive necessary protections to stay safe on the job.
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.
Bus and train operators, maintenance workers, crews disinfecting vehicles, and the entire transit workforce are bravely moving millions of essential workers in the United States. Transit agencies and government officials handling the pandemic response must ensure that proper measures are in place to protect transit workers.Read More
Workers classified as essential during the COVID-19 emergency account for 36 percent of total transit commuters in the United States. Service must be maintained to allow for safe spacing on buses and trains.
We estimate that, depending on the extent of social distancing measures that are required over the next year, transit agencies could see an annual shortfall of $26-$38 billion. In this summary, we provide snapshots of current impacts on local agencies and provide two scenarios outlining the potential cumulative impact on transit agencies nationwide.Read More
The COVID-19 virus presents a sudden, severe threat for transit agencies across the country. During this crisis, TransitCenter will be shifting our focus to the specific challenges posed by the pandemic.Read More