5/8 How COVID-19 is Affecting Public Transportation
A diverse group of panelists in the transportation arena discussed their agencies’ responses to COVID-19 on an online panel hosted by the Bloustein School and the Bloustein/New York City Alumni Group. Public transit agencies deliver a vital service every day, especially during times of emergency – providing critical mobility options for millions of frontline health care, public safety, grocery and restaurant workers fulfilling essential roles during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the coming months, public transit agencies face a crisis that could result in catastrophic revenue losses that threaten the viability and availability of transit services in the near- and long-term. Our panelists spoke on a range of topics including how the current global pandemic has and might impact travel patterns, service, operations, ridership, and local and regional planning initiatives that they are engaged in.