In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Texas’ Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) is expanding its on-demand transit to replace fixed-route bus services. DCTA plans to introduce the new on-demand transit zones as a replacement for fixed routes with low ridership and long wait times were accelerated in the effort to align itself with government-mandated social distancing — like Dallas’s “Shelter in
The definition of mobility is radically different than it was quite recently. With a ringing chorus of #flattenthecurve, social distancing and the shuttering of community events, workplaces, and gatherings is now the norm. Mobility managers’ roles have always needed to be fluid – shifting to address the changing mobility needs of local riders and community members. Now more than ever, the flexibility, creativity, and empathy that are pillars of this work will be critical to serving your community. For example, transportation services typically help community members travel to get groceries, medications, and other essential supplies. Now, we are asking how can we bring groceries, medications, etc. to the community members?
While there is much to learn regarding COVID-19, NCMM has published a blog post on steps mobility managers can take during this time to support their communities which you can access below, in addition to the resources from APTA, CTAA, and Easterseals. Additionally, please let us know how you are handling the pandemic through our brief survey at the bottom of this page.
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Daily Mobility News on COVID-19
As Covid-19 rages, almost half of the world’s population is under some form of restricted movement. In a bid to slow the spread of coronavirus, people must stay home, aside from strictly limited essential trips for food and medicine and a daily outing for exercise. We all need to comply with restrictions to bring this life-threatening virus under control. I believe
Uber has rolled out a new service, UberMedic, through which it aims to help in the fight against coronavirus. The cab aggregator will provide transportation to the healthcare workers. It will also provide personal protective equipment (PPE), face masks, sanitizers, disinfectant sprays and gloves to the drivers plying the cars.