Via: 15 cities and companies that have redefined transportation during COVID-19
The importance of reliable public transportation may be easily overlooked by a majority of car-owning households, but as the COVID-19 pandemic forces many cities to significantly cut service, it’s been hard to ignore the void.
A disproportionately large number of essential service workers like grocery store employees, delivery people, first responders, and healthcare workers still depend on access to public transportation to get to work during the global health crisis. However, steep declines in ridership leave some transit agencies no choice but to decrease service, with the U.S. government even going as far as allocating $25B in stimulus funding to keep public transportation operational.
The critical need for transportation during the pandemic is why cities and companies across the world have been adapting their transit services — or launching new ones — to address the rapidly changing needs of their communities.
In this article, Via highlights fifteen case studies using its services to adapt to COVID-19.