University of Wisconsin–Madison

A Transit Agenda for the COVID-19 Emergency

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Policy Areas Health, Public Safety, Transportation & Mobility
The effects of COVID-19 pose serious challenges for safe and reliable transit service. This report summarizes current epidemiological knowledge about COVID-19 and transit, and explores how city dwellers feel about utilizing public transportation again. Using this information, the report provides recommendations to make transit service safe and effective while COVID-19 remains an active risk, including expanding sick leave and quarantine policies, supplying protective equipment, adapting routes and schedules to new ridership patterns, suspending fare collection on buses during periods of elevated risk, and more.

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