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Coronavirus and Transportation

36 min ago
Imagining a post-car (or car-lite) New York City.
Slate
18 hours ago
Recent analysis by TransitCenter quantifies the effects of the pandemic for the 150 largest U.S. transit systems.
TransitCenter
February 18, 2021, 10am PST
A new book from the "Rethinking Streets" series identifies 25 quick redesigns cities can use to reconfigure streets for the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rethinking Streets During COVID-19
Blog post
February 17, 2021, 12pm PST
The latest in a series of compendia gathering news and analysis about the effects of the COVID-19 on the built and natural environments—now and long into the future.
James Brasuell
February 10, 2021, 12pm PST
The funding in the draft stimulus funding package making its way through Congress falls short of the total requested by the American Public Transportation Association, but would go a long way to helping transit agencies weather the pandemic.
TransitCenter
February 9, 2021, 5am PST
Democrats in Congress are moving forward with a massive COVID stimulus package—with or without Republicans.
CNBC
February 2, 2021, 10am PST
Dangerous behaviors picked up during the early, low-traffic days of the pandemic are partly to blame.
The Washington Post
February 1, 2021, 10am PST
Travelers will be required to properly wear a face mask when riding all forms of public transportation, e.g., ride-share, bus, train, ferry, or plane. The rule applies to transportation hubs and boarding platforms. Not just any face-covering will do.
Slate
Feature
January 31, 2021, 11am PST
The nation is now tasked with the challenge of changing course in the middle of multiple, global crises. The necessity of finding a way to overcome the failures of the past and lay the groundwork for a new kind of future has never been more clear.
James Brasuell
January 28, 2021, 7am PST
Ridership on the nation's commuter rail services has plummeted more than other forms of transit during the pandemic. Serving a more affluent, professional ridership, commuter rail is looking more likely to face long-term cuts after the pandemic.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
January 28, 2021, 6am PST
Research suggests maximizing airflow during shared car rides vastly reduces the risk of transmission.
The New York Times
January 26, 2021, 12pm PST
President Joe Biden is calling on all Americans to wear masks for the next 100 days to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, issuing two executive orders that require wearing masks on federal property and in domestic and international travel.
The Washington Post
January 25, 2021, 8am PST
The map of metropolitan areas that drive least, and thus emit fewer greenhouse gas emissions, has been completely redrawn by the pandemic, according to a recent report.
Smart Cities Dive
January 22, 2021, 7am PST
Train trips via Amtrak may get a boost due to COVID-related concerns about flying.
USA Today
January 19, 2021, 10am PST
Slow streets programs provided a quick short-term solution and paved the way for some permanent street closures and realignments. Now, these programs are getting a second look as community groups react to the changes.
Bloomberg CityLab
January 13, 2021, 6am PST
Controversy erupts in Toronto after the TTC informed transit employees that it isn't safe to carpool to work…driving people around on transit.
Toronto Star
January 12, 2021, 8am PST
Almost a year into the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Urban Institute assesses what we've learned about transportation equity—and what these lessons mean for the future.
Urban Institute
Blog post
January 11, 2021, 8am PST
Why is it hard for transit agencies to enforce pro-mask rules?
Michael Lewyn
January 8, 2021, 6am PST
With car ownership rates soaring, the fight for the city's free street parking spots is intensifying.
The New York Times
Blog post
January 7, 2021, 12pm PST
The latest in a series of compendia tackling the effects of the pandemic, now and in the future, for cities and communities.
James Brasuell