New York Times: Why transit must survive the virus
"America's urban transit systems, the sinews that bind together cities, are in a coronavirus free fall. Some, like Washington’s Metro, mindful of public health warnings against people congregating, have been aggressively discouraging passengers, accelerating the pandemic’s impact on ridership. Others, such as San Francisco’s BART network, tried until a few days ago to encourage riders to return, assuring them that trains would not be crowded. Both, like every other transit system, are suffering plummeting revenue and shaky futures — a prognosis shared by cities themselves...."
This article from the New York Times assesses the importance and value of the US's public transport system and the need for the industry to survive the coronavirus outbreak.
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