Transit Response

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Transit Response
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Preventing the spread of COVID-19 is a team effort.
Team Organizations TriMet
Team Leaders Wilfred Pinfold
City, State Independence OR
Website Website
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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.


Navigating the COVID-19 Crisis With Honest Communication

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