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Brought to you by METRO Magazine, METROspectives discusses all the latest topics impacting mobility, public transportation, the private motorcoach industry and more.

4 Episodes

What Does Public Transit Look Like in a Post-Pandemic Reality?

This episode features John Andoh, Executive Director and CEO of South Carolina's The COMET mass transportation system.  Joining METRO's Managing Editor Alex Roman, Andoh discusses how The COMET and its workforce are dealing with COVID-19, what it's like to be a manager of a public transportation agency at this time, and what the agency is doing to plan for its new post-pandemic reality.

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What public transit looks like now and will look like after COVID-19 with Paul Comfort

This episode features Paul Comfort, VP, business development at Trapeze, and host of the Transit Unplugged podcast. Joining METRO's Managing Editor Alex Roman, Comfort discusses the present and future of public transportation amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, his perspectives on what it's like to unpack an action plan, and his new book "The Future of Public Transportation."

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The Immediate Impact of COVID-19 on the Motorcoach Industry

METROspectives has a conversation with the American Bus Association (ABA) President/CEO Peter Pantuso, who discusses the impact COVID-19 has had on the motorcoach industry and why he believes Congress must act to help support an industry that is mostly made up small, mostly family-run businesses.

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COVID-19's Impact on Essential Transit Providers

Community Transportation of America (CTAA) Director, Scott Bogren, joins METRO managing editor, Alex Roman, to have a conversation centered around how the CTAA and its membership is dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, how surface transportation reauthorization may play out, and how new mobility models differ in smaller cities versus larger metro regions.

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