Topic : pandemic

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Amtrak says it needs $1.475B to maintain minimum service levels

Rail| May 27, 2020

The railroad has seen a dramatic decline in demand for service since the pandemic, and is expecting ridership to only return to approximately 50% in FY 2021.

WMATA's gradual recovery plan promotes safety first, while ramping up regional mobility

Management & Operations| May 13, 2020

Its success depends on a sustained downward trajectory in infections and a gradual ramp-up in service and ridership.

The perils of providing transit, managing a workforce through COVID-19 with John Andoh

The COMET's executive director joins Alex Roman on the latest episode of METROspectives.

Security and Safety | April 15, 2020

United Safety CEO discusses COVID-19, manufacturing PPE gear

President/CEO Joseph Mirabile talks about the decision to begin manufacturing the critically needed gear and how the community was coming together pack and distribute it to frontline workers.

Management & Operations| April 15, 2020

American Seating making medical-grade masks in response to COVID-19

The company plans to make the masks until the pandemic need diminishes.

Security and Safety | April 10, 2020

Detroit DOT to provide 20K masks to riders to protect drivers

Masks will be fastened to the back of the bus via a dispenser as riders enter, no contact will be required to retrieve a mask.

Security and Safety | March 20, 2020

Virus that causes COVID-19 stable for hours on surfaces, study says

Suggests that people may acquire the virus through the air and after touching contaminated objects.

Motorcoach| March 19, 2020

UMA forum focuses on ways to help operators during COVID-19

President/CEO Larry Killingsworth and a panel of guests tried to assure operators as well as offer some necessary advice during this difficult time.

Government Issues| March 19, 2020

Public transit industry seeks $16 billion in emergency federal funding

Urging Congress to act to offset the extraordinary direct costs and revenue losses caused by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Security and Safety | March 19, 2020

Making public transit safer during COVID-19 outbreak

In a blog, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao discusses resources available to public transit during COVID-19 pandemic.


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