American Public Transportation Association: Summary: A Guide for Public Transportation Pandemic Planning and Response

April 14, 2020

AUTHORITY: American Public Transportation Association

DATE PRODUCED: March 2020

TYPE: Report

THE QUESTIONS IT ANSWERS:

  • How should public transportation provide services during a pandemic? 
  • How should it manage the impact of a pandemic on the workforce?
  • How should public transportation prevent the spread of disease?

SHORT DESCRIPTION:

Public transportation agencies around the world are preparing for the potential impacts of the Coronavirus. Here is a summary of the key points from NCHRP Report 769: A Guide for Public Transportation Pandemic Planning and Response.

Transportation providers have to consider several major tasks during a pandemic: 1) Preventing the spread of disease, 2) Providing services during a pandemic, 3) Managing workforce impacts, and 4) Crisis Communication.

QUALIFICATIONS:

This guidance is specifically developed for public transportation.

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