In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, mass transit ridership and fare revenues have plummeted by more than 90 percent at many agencies across the nation. While relief funds will address some of the short-term needs of these agencies, the long-term health and sustainability of the public transit system remains fragile — which is especially concerning when considering that public transportation is essential for millions throughout the U.S.
As we begin to emerge from months of shelter in place and think about the future, it is paramount that the public transit system delivers safe riding conditions to the millions that depend on public transportation. But it won’t be easy, and as a public service, it’s simply not an option to go out of business.
This panel of researchers, academics, government officials and technology experts will discuss: